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(Confederate Monument), (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Fabricator:
Peter-Burghard Stone Company  Search this
Medium:
Figure: limestone; Base: stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of Kentucky Perryville State Historic Site Perryville Kentucky 40468
Located Perryville Battlefield Mackville Road at 1 mile marker Perryville Kentucky
Date:
Dedicated Oct. 8, 1902
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Kentucky survey, 1995.
Image on file.
Widener, Ralph W., "Confederate Monuments: Enduring Symbols of the South and the War Between the States," Andromeda Assoc., 1982, pg. 93.
(On front of base, incised:) NOR BRAVER BLED/FOR A BRIGHTER LAND./NOR BRIGHTER LAND/HAD CAUSE SO GRAND. (On lower front of base, incised:) CONFEDERATE/MEMORIAL (On one side of base:) (Names of 14 men) And 444 unknown heroes/Nor wreck, nor change or winters blight./Nor times remorseless doom,/Shall dim one ray of holy light,/That gilds from glorious tomb. (On back of base:) 1861/1865/Erected/By the State of/Kentucky/Commissioners:/R. J. Breckinridge/B.O. Rodes/J. H. Baughman/ S. D. Vanpelt/Architects and Builders:/Peter-Burchard (sic), St. Co./Louisville, KY/Nor shall your glory be forgot/while fame her record Keeps/Or honor points the hallowed spot/where valor proudly sleeps. (On the other side of base:) (List of 23 names) On fame's eternal camping ground/their silent tents are spread./And glory guards with solemn round/the Bivouac of the dead.
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Summary:
Standing Confederate soldier with both hands grasping barrel of a rifle with butt resting on ground near his proper right foot. He wears brimmed hat. Base has inscriptions and a relief of a furled Confederate Flag. Monument is surrounded by a fence.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Object--Other--Flag  Search this
Control number:
IAS KY000081
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_321674