Historic Markers Across Alabama



Confederate Monument



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Location: on Westside Square, Huntsville, Alabama
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 34° 43.799    W 086° 35.12
  34.72998333    -86.58533333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Erected on November 21, 1905, a handsome monument was dedicated to the Confederate dead by the Virginia Clay Clopton Chapter #1107 United Daughters of the Confederacy of Huntsville, and was unveiled with proper ceremonies in which many veterans of North Alabama participated. The unveiling of the Confederate monument attracted the largest gathering of veterans that has been seen here since the reunion of 1891.

The monument depicted a Confederate private with his musket at parade rest. The complete statue of Vermont marble stands over twenty-four feet high and cost $3,000. The statue was designed by Mr. John Frederick Hummel, a local artist, and Mr. Jim Mott Robinson posed for the sculpture.







End of Confederate Monument