Camden Confederate Monument

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Camden Confederate Monument
Ouachita County Courthouse 001.jpg
Camden Confederate Monument is located in Arkansas
Camden Confederate Monument
Camden Confederate Monument is located in the United States
Camden Confederate Monument
LocationCourthouse Lawn, Jefferson St. between Harrison St. and Scott Alley, Camden, Arkansas
Coordinates33°35′3″N 92°49′49″W / 33.58417°N 92.83028°W / 33.58417; -92.83028Coordinates: 33°35′3″N 92°49′49″W / 33.58417°N 92.83028°W / 33.58417; -92.83028
Arealess than one acre
Built1915 (1915)
Architectural styleClassical Revival
MPSCivil War Commemorative Sculpture MPS
NRHP reference #96000462[1]
Added to NRHPMay 7, 1996

The Camden Confederate Monument, also known as the Confederate Women's Memorial, is located on the grounds of the Ouachita County Courthouse in Camden, Arkansas. The sculpture, carved out of Italian marble, depicts a woman dressed in the period of the American Civil War, standing with her feet together, clutching a flagpole. The sculpture is mounted on a block of North Carolina granite, next to a tall (28-foot (8.5 m)) obelisk. The statue is 5 feet (1.5 m) tall. The obelisk is inscribed on three sides, recognizing the valor of women in the Confederate cause, and the organizations that funded the memorial's construction. The memorial was erected in 1914 by the local chapters of the United Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.[2]

The monument was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Camden Confederate Monument" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-05-27.