Monuments

Monuments

Richmond Soldiers and Sailors Monument


Confederate

Dedicated to Confederate Soldiers and Sailors in Richmond, VA, the monument is a Doric column, standing in the city’s Libby Hill Park. Originally it had a bronze sculpture of a soldier on top, which was removed in 2020. In early 2022, the column was also dismantled and removed.


Monument type:

Victory column

Artist:

statue: William Ludwell Sheppard

Dedication Date:

30 May 1894

Address:

City of Richmond

VA

USA

Inscription:

Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument / Erected by the / Confederate Soldiers & Sailors / Monument Association / Anno Domini 1887-1894.

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Conception Date:
1887
Opening Date:
Material:
Stone with bronze sculpture (removed 2020).
Size:
0m x 0m x 30.480000000000004m
Creator:
city engineer: Wilfred Cutshaw
Cost / Value:
Erected by:
Funded by:
Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association
Run by:
Organization/Curator:

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Entry Contributor(s):
Robert Dunkerly