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Dallas, Texas

Dallas Confederate Monument


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Lee Park Statue

June 25th, 1896

Original Cost: $18,500  Today's Dollars:  $455,000

After the Civil War, the United Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy were very active in helping the old Civil War Veterans and began to erect monuments in their honor. Below is a listing of Confederate Monuments that are located in Texas by County. There are more than fifty Civil War statues and memorials located in Texas and hundreds throughout the South.  The United Confederate Veterans of Texas and The United Daughters of the Confederacy usually sponsored the construction of the Confederate monuments and statues, with the most popular design being the traditional statue of a confederate soldier who stands at parade rest on summits overlooking parks, cemeteries, and courthouse lawns throughout the state of Texas.  When the Confederate statues in Texas were being erected, may communities struggled for years raising the funds for the confederate monument to honor the veterans. Most of the Confederate Statues in Texas are over 100 years old and the quality of workmanship is incredible.  There are links to the different counties in Texas and we are trying to include photographs of monuments in every county along with photos of Confederate Veterans Reunions. If you have any photos or information that you would like to contribute please email us at info@texasconfederateveterans.com These statues are truly a treasure and piece of Texas History.
Extensive methods have been inaugurated at Dallas, ‘Tex., by the Daughters of the Confederacy toward .building a Confederate monument there, and to make its dedication a prominent event in connection with the United Confederate Veterans reunion at Houston. Mrs. Kate Cabell Currie, President, writes at length about it:
We have two hundred members, and of that number one hundred have obligated themselves to raise five dollars by September 1. Each week the ladies hold receptions and though a dime is all we ask, twenty-eight dollars was added to the fund as the result of the first reception Thursday will see the second one, and I know even more will be added to the treasury. The Sons of Veterans will give a grand entertainment on July 23, and during the Democratic State Convention, beginning August 12, the ladies will serve dinner. Gov. and Mrs. Gibbs will give a grand lawn fête. We have petitioned the Fair Association to give us one day at the Fair to be called the Daughters of the Confederacy Day. They have given their consent. We will give them the greatest crowd ever seen in Dallas. October 25 is the day designated. You know the veterans will come from far and near to answer our call, for a woman’s prayer was never unheeded by the gallant sons of Dixie.
I enclose a letter “to the children.” I long to have the monument ready for dedication, and have the statue ready to adorn the granite column.
Mrs. Currie, President, sends this letter to the children:
The ladies of Dallas have organized an association called the “Daughters of the Confederacy,” which is striving to build a monument commemorative of Southern bravery, and they want your aid.
I know you like to hear of brave deeds, and you listen with hearts of love while father or grandfather tell what they did on many a hard-fought battlefield, and you brush away the tears as mamma or grandma tells what these brave men suffered for you. How they suffered hunger and cold, and many long marches over hill and dale were taken by their barefooted boys in gray to answer the trumpet’s call to duty, and many times to death. Yes, it was your loved ones who suffered, so we want the children to build the bronze soldier that will picture the Southern hero, grand and noble of form, but with raiment tattered and torn.
We want the monument ready for dedication when the veterans come in the spring to attend the reunion at Houston. We want them to come to Dallas. We want :all Texas to come and welcome these heroes of a hundred battles, and join us in showing our love for Confederate heroes. And what could tell our admiration so eloquently as the bronze soldier bearing this inscription:
“The children of Texas, sons and daughters of Confederate veterans, place this soldier to tell the passer-by that our soldiers were brave.”
It will take $2,000 to place the bronze soldier on the granite column, but we feel confident that 20,000 children are willing to send their dime, which will be added to the children’s statue fund. Vacation has come, so won’t each lad and lassie constitute himself or herself a committee of one to solicit dimes for this purpose, and they will soon find their names enrolled on a list that has raised on high, as a symbol of heroism and honor, the statue in bronze to the memory of the tattered and brave private, the noble nobody” of the war.
Any contributions to this fund will be cheerfully received by Katie D. Cabell Currie, Dallas, Tex.