Nelson County Courthouse Court & Main Streets, Courthouse Square Lovingston Virginia 22971
1965. Dedicated April 12, 1965
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Virginia survey, 1995.
Image on file.
(On front of base, incised letters:) (star) ERECTED APRIL 1965 (star)/IN MEMORY OF THE HEROIC/CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF/NELSON COUNTY WHO SERVED/IN THE WAR BETWEEN/THE STATES/1861 (star) 1865/LOVE MAKES MEMORY ETERNAL unsigned
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A figure of a bearded, uniformed Confederate soldier stands at parade rest with his proper left foot extended slightly. Both hands grasp the barrel of his gun which rests between his legs, the butt by his feet. He wears a brimmed hat, backpack, and has a bedroll slung over his proper left shoulder crossing to the proper right side of his waist. A canteen is by his proper left hip, strapped over his proper right shoulder. The soldier is placed atop a square base which rests on top of three steps. The back of the square base is engraved with two crossed swords.