and Sailors of the Confederacy Memorial
Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
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Also available in Assortment Pack #AST-853
Open Edition Prints will be available early 2003
August 25, 1965
When commemorating the Civil War Centennial, historians decided
that Gettysburg would be the appropriate site for a monument honoring
all of the Confederate soldiers and sailors. Representing these
forces is a Confederate color bearer, who waves on his comrades
as he charges bravely into battle. Donald DeLue sculpted the bronze
statue, which stands atop a pink granite base.
names of all the states with soldiers serving in the Confederate
army are listed on the base; contributions for this memorial came
from each of these states. Also found at the base is the name
of Walter Washington Williams, who was recognized by the U.S.
Congress as the last surviving Confederate Civil War veteran.
He died at the age of 117 on December 19, 1959.
© 2002 Terry White, Drawing © 2002 Bill Harrah