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Forsyth Park monuments


Monuments 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."


Confederate Monument (right), and Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers of the Civil War (below) - Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

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

Confederate Monument


Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers

"Beneath 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."

Photos by CNO, except Arlington Confederate Monument by DLO.


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