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:
- The letters "CSA" (for Confederate States of America)
- medallion with relief portrait:
Old Tige - Gen W.L. Cabell – William Lewis Cabell (Danville, Virginia, 1827 - Dallas 1911), brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and later served as Mayor of Dallas, Texas (Wikipedia).
The brazen lips of Southern
cannon thundered an unanswe-
red anthem to the God of Battle
- the motto:
- Dedication stone:
the daughters of the confederacy
dallas chapter no. 6.
June 25th 1896
build by frank teich san antonio tex.
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:
1. Jefferson Davis
2. Robert E. Lee
3. Stonewall Jackson
4. Albert S. Johnston
- 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).
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.
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.
- Frank Teich (Lobenstein, Germany, 1856 - Llano, Texas, 1939),
American sculptor and stonecutter of San Antonio, Texas
Sources & Information
Location (N 32°46'32" - W 96°47'58")
Item Code: ustx17; Photograph: 7 October 2010
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