From Monument to Cenotaph

A famous General once said, “In all human lot there has nothing better been found for man than to die for his country.” The United Daughter of the Confederacy serves by building monuments to tell of a story of a glorious fight against the greatest odds that should never die. Although some find it controversial, they do not let others define our historical works.

Key Takeaways:

  • In 1896 at the Reunion of United Confederate Veterans, Gen. Steven Dill Lee, Commander of the organization delivered his famous ‘charge’ speech which outlined the goals of the UDC, SCV, and the surviving veterans.
  • Gen. Lee urged to erect monuments honoring the fallen Confederate soldiers.
  • Thanks to the drive and determination of Southern women, who refused the memory of their fallen family members die, monuments were put up all over the country.

“Our monuments, like the Alamo and Whithall Cenotaph are more than just a tribute to sacrifice; they represent a gravestone in lieu of marked graves.”

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