Monticello Confederate Monument

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Monticello Confederate Monument
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Monticello Confederate Monument is located in Arkansas
Monticello Confederate Monument
Monticello Confederate Monument is located in the US
Monticello Confederate Monument
Location Oakland Cemetery, E of jct. of Oakland Ave. and Hyatt St., Monticello, Arkansas
Coordinates 33°38′4″N 91°47′52″W / 33.63444°N 91.79778°W / 33.63444; -91.79778Coordinates: 33°38′4″N 91°47′52″W / 33.63444°N 91.79778°W / 33.63444; -91.79778
Area less than one acre
Built 1915 (1915)
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Civil War Commemorative Sculpture MPS
NRHP reference # 96000449[1]
Added to NRHP April 26, 1996

The Monticello Confederate Monument stands at the end of the main entrance road to the Oaklawn Cemetery in Monticello, Arkansas. It was dedicated in 1915 to the Confederate soldiers of Drew County who served in the American Civil War. The main sculpture, which is made of marble, depicts a uniformed Confederate soldier carrying a blanket roll, and wearing a scabbard. He stands with both hands on a rifle, whose butt end is on the ground. It measures 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and about 20 inches (51 cm) square, and stands on a marble base 20 feet (6.1 m) high. It is inscribed as follows:[2]

  • east side: CSA / TO THE / CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS / OF DREW COUNTY / 1861 - 1865
  • north side: ERECTED BY THE / W. F. SLEMONS CHAPTER / U. D. C. / 1914
  • south side, beneath a furled flag: FURL THAT BANNER! TRUE, / 'TIS GORY / YET, 'TIS WREATHED AROUND / WITH GLORY, / AND WILL LIVE IN SONG / AND STORY, / THOUGH IT'S FOLDS ARE IN THE DUST. / FATHER RYAN.
  • west side, beneath crossed sabers: LEST / WE / FORGET

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 Monticello Confederate Monument" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-02-17.