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United States of America
Dallas
Texas

Pioneer Park Cemetery

Confederate War Memorial


(Wikipedia)
Frank Teich
1896

Dallas /  Confederate War Memorial   Dallas /  Confederate War Memorial

Description

18 m pillar rising topped with a Confederate soldier. The other three sides pay homage to the cavalry, infantry, and naval forces.

Front (south) side:

West side - tribute to the Confederate cavalry:

North side - tribute to the Confederate navy:

East side - tribute to the Confederate infantry:

Surrounding the base are statues of:

Dallas - Confederate War Memorial
1. Jefferson Davis
Dallas - Confederate War Memorial
2. Robert E. Lee
Dallas - Confederate War Memorial
3. Stonewall Jackson
Dallas - Confederate War Memorial
4. Albert S. Johnston

  1. Jefferson Davis –, Jefferson Finis Davis (Fairview, Kentucky, 1808 - New Orleans 1889), leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as the President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, 1861 to 1865 (Wikipedia).
  2. Robert E. Lee – Robert Edward Lee (Stratford Hall, Virginia, 1807 - Lexington, Virginia, 1870), commanding general of the Confederate army in the American Civil War (Wikipedia).
  3. Stonewall Jackson – Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (Clarksburg, West-Virginia, 1824 - Guinea Station, Virginia 1863), Confederate general during the American Civil War, and probably the most well-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee (Wikipedia).
  4. Albert S. Johnston – Albert Sidney Johnston (Washington, Kentucky, 1803 - Hardin County, Tennessee, 1862), Texas Army general, and a Confederate States general (Wikipedia).

The monument is made of native Texas granite from Teich's quarries near Llano, except for the statues, which were sculpted out of Carrara marble imported from Italy.

Annotation

It is said that the soldier on the top was a likeness of Lt. Robert Hickman Gaston, brother of Dallas banker and civic leader Capt. William Henry Gaston. The lieutenant was killed in action at the Battle of Sharpsburg, carrying a Lone Star flag supposedly made in part of silk from the wedding gown of Mrs. Jefferson Davis

The monument was originally located at Old City Park but was relocated to Pioneer Park in 1961 due to construction on R.L. Thornton Freeway.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Cabell, William Lewis
  • Davis, Jefferson
  • Jackson, Thomas J. `Stonewall`
  • Johnston, Albert S.
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Soldier
  • Statue
  • Teich, Frank
  • War Memorial (USA)
  • Location (N 32°46'32" - W 96°47'58")

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