Robert E. Lee & Robert Catlett Cave - Civil War Monument - Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 38.669 W 090° 16.790
15S E 736738 N 4280836
Quick Description: Monument with by design should have "“no figure of a Confederate soldier, or object of modern warfare.”
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2014 5:15:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMMWTE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

County of site: St. Louis Independent City
Location of quotes: Confederate Dr. & Grand Dr., Forest Park, St. Louis
Monument erected: December 5, 1914

Robert E. Lee quote on monument:
"We had sacred principles to maintain and rights to defend for which we were duty bound to do our best, even if we perished in the endeavor."

General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox:
"We had, I was satisfied, sacred principles to maintain and rights to defend, for which we were in duty bound to do our best, even if we perished in the endeavor."

Robert Catlett Cave, St. Louis Minister, who had served as a Confederate soldier from Virginia.
Quote: "To the Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of the Southern Confederacy.

Who fought to uphold the right declared by the pen of Jefferson and achieved by the sword of Washington. With sublime self sacrifice they battled to preserve the independence of the states which was won from Great Britain, and to perpetuate the constitutional government which was established by the fathers.

Actuated by the purest patriotism they performed deeds of prowess such as thrilled the heart of mankind with admiration. 'Full in the front of war they stood' and displayed a courage so superb that they gave a new and brighter luster to the annals of valor. History contains no chronicle more illustrious than the story of their achievements; and although, worn out by ceaseless conflict and overwhelmed by numbers, they were finally forced to yield, their glory, 'on brightest pages penned by poets and by sages shall go sounding down the ages.' "

To learn more about Robert Catlett Cave a reading of his bio would be nice.

Confederate Dr. & Grand Dr., 1 block S. of Lindell Blvd., Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

Website: [Web Link]

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