Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Neshoba County Confederate Monument, Philadelphia, Mississippi



The Confederate Monument which stands in front of the Neshoba County Court House, Philadelphia, Mississippi, was constructed by funds raised by public subscription.  It was dedicated in July, 1912, to the memory of the citizens of Neshoba County who fought to defend their homeland from invading Northern forces during the War Between the States, 1861 - 1865.

The statue of a Confederate soldier atop the monument was damaged by a windstorm in 1990, and was restored by the people of Neshoba County in 2006. 

The front inscription of the monument reads:

1861-1865

Love's tribute to the
Noble men who marched
'Neath the flag of the
Stars and Bars, and were
Faithful to the end.
C.S.A.
Our Heroes.
Erected by the
Daughters of the
Confederacy




A plaque in front of the monument, pictured below, lists the units under which the men of Neshoba County fought.





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