Harrison County

Marshall, Texas



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January 16, 1906

Original Cost: $3,000  Today's Dollars:  $66,000

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.
A youthful Confederate soldier stands wearing a hip-length jacket, trousers and boots. His narrow-brimmed hat is pulled back from his face. A bedroll, canteen and haversack are slung across his shoulders. A bayonet is strapped to an outer belt at his waist. He is holding his rifle at parade rest, proper left foot forward, proper right foot leaning against a tree trunk. The sculpture is mounted on a tiered rectangular base. Directly below the plinth are four bas-reliefs, representing the 4 armed services branches. On the front are two crossed rifles and an infantry hat; on the back, an anchor and sailor's hat; on one side, two crossed sabres and a cavalry hat; on the other side, a cannon and cannon balls. Below these reliefs, on the front of the base is the relief of a Confederate flag and a laurel wreath.
Plans for the $2,5000 memorial began in 1903 with the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Marshall Chapter No. 412. A Plaster of Paris model of the sculpture was shipped to Italy, where the figure was carved from marble. The granite for the base was quarried near Llano, Texas. The monument was dedicated January 16, 1906 on Robert E. Lee's birthday.