St. Augustine Confederate Memorial

St. Augustine Confederate Memorial (HMVIK)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.549', W 81° 18.716'

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Inscription
(Front):
Our Dead.
In Memoriam
our
Loved Ones
Who gave up Their Lives
in the service
of
The Confederate States

Peter Masters.
John M. Llambias.
Michael G. Llambias.
Antonio Mickler.
George Mickler.
Jacob Mickler.
Joseph Noda.
Eusebio Pagetti.
Frank Papy.
Edward A. Papy.
Marine Papy.
Bartolo Pinkham.
Nathaniel Powers.
John Ponce.
Thomas Ponce.
R. Jenckes Reid.
Richard Russell.
Felix Rante.
John Stevens.
Henaro Triay.
James Walton.
Frank Weems.
J. Westcott Willard.

(Right):
They died
far from the home
that gave them birth
by comrades honored
and by
comrades mourned.

(Back):
Erected by the
Ladies Memorial Association
of
St. Augustine, Fla.
A.D. 1872

Archibald Gould.
Joseph Andreu.
Francis Baya.
Casimero Benet.
Henry Bridies.
Louis Bridier.
Henry Bryan.
Samuel Buffington.
Mariano Capella.
Gaspar Carreras.
R. Francis Dancy.
Henry G. Dunham.
Abraham Dupont.
Andrew Floyd.
Philip Gomez.
John Hanson.
Wilie D. Hardee.
James Hurlbert.
Edward C. Humphreys.
Jose Irwin.
Antonio Lopez.
Alfonzo Lopez.
(Left):
They
have crossed
the river
and rest
under the shade
of the
trees.
Details
HM NumberHMVIK
Tags
Year Placed1872
Placed ByLadies Memorial Association of St. Augustine
Marker Condition
8 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 2:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469882 N 3306912
Decimal Degrees29.89248333, -81.31193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.549', W 81° 18.716'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 32.94" N, 81° 18' 42.96" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 Charlotte St, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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This memorial was originally constructed by the Ladies Memorial Association of St Augustine on St George Street in the yard of Catholic Bishop Agustin Verot after the city commission voted not to allow it in the Plaza. It was unveiled on May 10, 1872,

The present-day memorial was relocated to the Plaza de la Constitucion in 1879 after the Ladies and members of the community returned to the commission with hundreds of local signatures asking that it be allowed.

The entire cost of the twice-constructed memorial to the forty-four residents who lost their lives during the War was paid for by privately raised funds.

Fundraising was difficult and mostly in the smallest sums. Often, a half dozen or more of the ladies would contribute from their meager food supply the ingredients of a cake and when it was baked, it would be sold, and the money placed in the memorial fund.

The ladies did bits of sewing for money, children practiced for plays to raise money, anything and everything that would bring in a penny for the memorial fund. We who think it is hard to raise money for a monument fund today might well be put to shame by these devoted ladies.

The Ladies Memorial Association was founded just eighteen months after the end of the American Civil War while the city was still under federal military control. The City granted a 99-year lease to the Ladies Memorial Association of St Augustine. That was 140-years ago, yet the memorial still stands.

In 2019, private citizens, many of whom are descendants of members of the original association, or who are descendants of one of the soldiers who lost their lives during the American Civil War, are in the process of reorganization under the name "Ladies Memorial Association of St Augustine, Inc.", a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Visit them on the web at LadiesMemorial.org

May 17, 2019 at 6:00pm PDT by ladiesmemorial

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