Abbeville County Confederate Monument

Abbeville County Confederate Monument (HM79C)

Location: Abbeville, SC 29620 Abbeville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 10.65', W 82° 22.733'

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Inscription
South:
Ship's Anchor
1861-1865

"The world shall yet decide,
In truth's clear, far-off light,
That the soldiers who wore the gray, and died
With Lee were in the right!"
—————
"Brave men may die - right has no death;
Truth never shall pass away."
—————
"Come from the four winds,
O breath and breathe upon these slain,
That they may live."

South Base:
"On fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread
And glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead."

West:
CSA
Crossed Swords & Crossed Rifles

Ordinance of Secession
Adopted Dec. 20, 1860

West Footstone:
Given in Memory by
William Henry Simpson
July 31, 1907 - May 17, 1992
For His Beloved Abbeville
December 14, 1996

North:
Stainless Banner
1861-1865

We have furled it; slowly, sadly;
Once we loved it, proudly, gladly,
And we fought beneath it madly,
Fought in bloody, deathly fray;
For we swore to those who gave it,
In triumph we would wave it,
Or life's crimson ride should lave it,
Ere to blue should yield the gray.
Yes, 'tis taken down all faded,
And like those who bore it, jaded,
For through lakes of blood, they waded
Nor did weary footsteps lag,
Oh! 'Twas hard to fold and yield it,
While a man was left to shield it,
For 'twas Dixie's Bonnie Flag.
—————
"Honor the Brave."
They knew their rights and dared to main them."

East:
CSA
Erected by the Daughters of the
Confederacy of
Abbeville County, 1906.

Laurel Wreath
National Flag

DC
61-65

by
Dario Rossi
1996
Dedicated to the soldiers of
Abbeville District.

East Base:
The first mass meeting for secession was
held at Abbeville, S.C., Nov. 22, 1860.
—————
The last cabinet meeting was held at
Abbeville, S.C., May 2, 1865.

East Footstone:
First Monument Erected
August 23, 1906
Destroyed by Fire
December 28, 1991
Second Monument Erected
December 14, 1996
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Details
HM NumberHM79C
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series.
Tags
Year Placed1906
Placed ByDaughters of the Confederacy of Abbeville County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 3:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 372924 N 3782696
Decimal Degrees34.17750000, -82.37888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.65', W 82° 22.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 39.00" N, 82° 22' 43.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-125 Court Square, Abbeville SC 29620, US
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