Monuments in Savannah
in Forsyth Park - Savannah, Georgia
This Memorial to the Confederate Dead was designed by Robert
Reid and Robert D. Walker. The bronze was made by David Richards
in 1879. Inscribed on the base of the statue are these words:
"Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon
the slain that they may live."
In the foreground is the bust of Lafayette McLaws. Inscribed
on the base of his monument are these words: "Lafayette
McLaws, Major General, Confederate States Army, born Augusta,
Ga., January 15th, 1821, died Savannah, Ga., July 24th, 1887."
Monument (right), and Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers of the
Civil War (below) - Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington,
The base of the Confederate Monument reads: "To our dead
heroes, by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Victrix
Causa Diis Placuit Sed Victa Catoni." M. Ezekiel, sculptor,
Rome, MCMXII. Made by Aktien-Gesellschaft Gladenbeck. "Not
for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by
ambition, or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience
to duty, as they understood it, these men suffered all, sacrified
all, dared all—and died." - Randolph Harrison McKim
this stone repose the bones of two thousand, one hundred,
and eleven unknown soldiers gathered after the war from
the fields of Bull Run and the route to the Rappahannock.
Their remains could not be identified, but their names and
deaths are recorded in the archives of their country: and
its grateful citizens honor them as of their noble army
of martyrs. May they rest in peace. September. A.D. 1866."
by CNO, except Arlington Confederate Monument by DLO.
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