Confederate Memorial - Murfreesboro, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 35° 50.771 W 086° 23.498
16S E 554937 N 3967058
Quick Description: Several reunions were held here, and Nathan Bedford Forrest birthday is celebrated here.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2014 4:16:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMM7HY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:

County of Memorial: Rutherford County
Location of Memorial: 1 Public Square, NE corner of courthouse lawn, Murfreesboro
Monument erected by: the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Ladies Memorial Association

Monument text:
(Front base): In Commemoration of the valor of CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS, who fell in the Great Battle of Murfreesboro, Dec. 31, 1862, and January 2, 1863, and in minor engagements in this vicinity, this monument is erected

(Base proper right): "Lest we Forget", 1861 -- 1865

(Base proper left): A Monument for our soldiers - Built of a People's Love

(Base rear): Honor Decks the Turf that Wraps Their Clay

Proper Description: "A bronze soldier figure atop a base of granite blocks. The soldier steps forward onto his bent proper right leg. His proper left leg is extended behind his body with only the ball of the foot touching the ground. He holds a rifle across his body, with his proper left hand on the forestock and his proper right hand on the trigger guard. He wears a uniform including a brimmed hat and carries a bedroll across his chest." ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Date Installed or Dedicated: 11/7/1901

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Ladies Memorial Association

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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