Monday, September 15, 2014

War Memorial




In the south, it is not unusual to find memorials dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War. This one is located in the small town of Quincy, just west of Tallahassee. It sits behind the county courthouse.

15 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

A beautiful homage and monument for these brave men!Great images!
Léia

biebkriebels said...

Always good to remember some time when passing by.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful. Love the white marble.

TexWisGirl said...

it is pretty.

Birdman said...

Interesting. Our country is fully stocked with war memorials. Few and far between PEACE memorials.

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely. My Honey and I are Civil War Buffs and enjoy seeing the various memorials. We visit the battlefields and cemeteries and find the history of our country we see there to be so very informative and moving. Wow, what a period it was in our past.

William Kendall said...

This memorial certainly does stand out.

VP said...

A fine memorial, and also well kept!

EG CameraGirl said...

Tje memorial matches the courthouse well.

Annie Bear said...

I really like Lois E's comment above. I'm so glad there are memorials like these. All the detail and care are very evident.

Roan said...

Amazing! I stop everytime I see one.

Jack said...

Lois, was this memorial installed soon after the war or later? It looks like it might date to the 1970s or thereabout.

Lois said...

Jack, it's hard to see, but if you enlarge the third shot, the date reads April 26, 1884 at the bottom. I think it is just very well maintained or might have been restored at one point.

Linda said...

Yes, we have lots of Confederate memorials in Virginia too.

I even wrote a post about the women who went around getting the memorials done: http://webcroft.blogspot.com/2009/01/recognizing-women-who-memorialized.html

Marie said...

Wonderful photos of a southern tradition. Loved seeing the monuments.