Some interesting Confederate Monument information –
MOST of the monuments erected to honor Confederate Veterans were erected between 1900 and 1930.
They were the idea of the United Daughters of the Confederacy as part of their effort to spread the truth of the reason behind the War of Northern Aggression.
There was another upserge in the erection of memorials again in the 1960’s during the civil rights movement.
It’s been reported that the reason these memorials were built was to further instill an idea of SEGREGATION.
Having looked into the insciptions on them, I don’t believe that for a second.
They pay homage to the ideal of the South going to war over the issues of STATES RIGHTS.
Many were erected in northern states and some in territories that weren’t even states at the time.
Belive it or not, even BRAZIL got into the act!
Here’s a list of those Monuments:
Arizona Confederate Veterans Monument in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix, erected in 1999 by the Sons of Confederate Veterans
Arizona Confederate Veterans Monument in Wesley Bolin Park, next to the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy[
Confederate Memorial in the Historical Soldiers Memorial Cemetery area of the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Cemetery in Sierra Vista. The monument was erected in 2010 to honor the twenty-one soldiers interred in that cemetery who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and later fought in Indian wars in Arizona as members of the U.S. Army.
Delaware Confederate Monument, Georgetown, Delaware, unveiled in 2007.
Confederate Cemetery and Memorial, Alton, Illinois
Confederate Mound at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
Memorial to Confederate Soldiers – Baltimore, Maryland. Mount Royal Avenue.
Memorial to Robert E. Lee and Stonewall
Jackson – Baltimore, Maryland. In the western side of The Dell, Charles Village, near the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Rockville [Confederate] Civil War Monument – Rockville, Maryland. The monument sits on the side of the courthouse in downtown Rockville. The statue faces south. The pedestal reads “To our heroes of Montgomery Co Maryland. That we through life may not forget to love the thin gray line.” Date Installed or Dedicated: January 1, 1913.
Memorial to the Confederate Dead, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
Confederate War Memorial, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Confederate Memorial, Lincoln Shields Recreation Area, West Alton, MO
Confederate Soldier Memorial, Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri
Confederate Memorial Fountain, Helena, Montana
Columbus, Camp Chase Cemetery Confederate Soldier Memorial
Gettysburg Battlefield is the site of several Confederate monuments erected between 1884 and 1982 to honor the dead of specific units or states
Erected in 1867, it is one of the first Confederate memorials erected after the Civil War. Confederate Memorial, Romney, West Virginia
Charleston. Statue of Stonewall Jackson on the state capitol grounds. Dedicated in 1910, the money was raised by the United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter No. 151. Sculpted by Moses Ezekiel, who had been a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute during the Civil War. A replica of the statue is also on the grounds of VMI.
In 1865, at the end of the American Civil War, a substantial number of Southerners left the South; many moved to other parts of the United States, such as the American West, but a few left the country entirely. The most popular country of Southerners emigration was Brazil.
These emigrants were known as Confederados. A Confederate monument was placed in Americana, São Paulo, Brazil.