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(Confederate Monument), (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Contractor:
Hartman, Frank H. (possibly by)  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: marble (?); Base: aggregate pea-rock and brick
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Forrest County Sheriff 316 Forrest Street Hattiesburg Mississippi 39401
Located Forrest County Courthouse 630 Main Street Corner of Main & Eaton Streets Hattiesburg Mississippi
Date:
Ca. 1910
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Mississippi survey, 1993.
Summary:
The memorial is a tall four-sided column, topped by a Confederate soldier, dressed in uniform and holding a rifle, butt-end down. Two figures are placed near the stepped base of the column. On the proper left, is a Confederate soldier, in uniform and brimmed hat. He holds a rifle in his proper right hand at his side; and salutes with his proper left hand. A sheathed bayonet is attached to his belt on his proper left side. He carries a backpack and rolled up blanket on his belt pack. On the proper right side of the column is a full-length female figure dressed in classical dress and barefoot. She holds a wreath in her proper left hand at her side. The column is decorated with reliefs of crossed rifles and sabers and a wreath and the dates 1861-1865 appear in raised letters near the bottom. On the back of the column, CSA appears in raised letters, followed by an incised inscription and below that "ERECTED 1910" in raised letters.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Object--Weapon--Bayonet  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAS MS000211
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_326443