Washington Light Infantry Monument

Washington Light Infantry Monument (HMI9N)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 46.62', W 79° 55.833'

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[South side]:
At every board a vacant chair fills with quick tears some tender eye, and at our maddest sport appear those well loved forms that will not die; we lift the glass, our hand is stayed - we jest , a spectre rises up - and weeping, though no word is said, we kiss and pass the silent cup.

This shaft commemorates the patience, fortitude, heroism, unswerving fidelity to South Carolina, and the sacrifices of the Washington Light Infantry in the War Between the States, 1860-1865. One company in peace; three full companies in for the war.

Besides the maimed, wounded and captured, one hundred and fourteen died in battle, in hospital, or on the weary wayside.

In obedience to a sentiment of honor, and the call of duty, and in pledge of their sincerity, they made the last sacrifice - they laid down there lives!

Officers and men, they were of the very flower of this ancient city, her young hope and fair renown.

Fortuna non mutat genus

[East side]:
Co. B
25th Regiment SCV

Furl that banner true tis' gory but tis' wreathed around with glory

And twill' live in song and story though its folds are in the dust

For its fame on brightest paces sung by poets penned by sages

Shall go sounding down the ages furl its folds though now we must

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[North side]:
Co A
Hampton Legion Inf'try

And she points with tremulous hand below to the wasted and worn array

Of the heroes who strove in the morning glow of the grandeur that crowned - the gray

Alas for the broken and battered hosts frail wrecks from a gory sea

Tho' pale as a band in the realm of ghosts salute them they fought with Lee.

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[West side]
Co A
25th Regiment SCV

Where some beneath Virginian hills and some by green Atlantic rills

Some by the waters of the west a myriad unknown heroes rest

And we can only dimly guess what worlds of all this worlds distress

What utter woe, despair and dearth their fate has brought to many a hearth

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HM NumberHMI9N
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Year Placed1891
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600156 N 3627071
Decimal Degrees32.77700000, -79.93055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.62', W 79° 55.833'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 37.20" N, 79° 55' 49.98" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 68 Broad St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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