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Robert E. Lee
The Robert E. Lee Monumental Association was established in 1870 upon the Confederate general’s passing. Led by William Perkins as president, this group of New Orleans citizens, many of whom were Civil War veterans, assembled for the sole purpose of…

Florida's Tribute to Women of the Confederacy Monument
The idea of erecting a monument to the brave women of the Confederacy began at a reunion of the Florida Division of the United Conferederate Veterans (UCV) at Dignan Park in 1900. Not until 1909 did the UCV put their plans into action. They raised…

Picture of Confederate Cemetery at Lewisburg West Virginia.
The Confederate Cemetery- (Also known as Confederate Burial Grounds) is the location of a mass burial of soldiers from the battles of Lewisburg (1862) and Droop Mountain (1863).  The more well-known and documented battle of the two was the conflict…

Tennessee Monument to Confederate Women
The Women's monument was funded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy with the aid of their president Mary Lou Gordan White, the United Confederate Veterans, and approval by the Tennessee government. The idea for the monument came from letters…

Jefferson Davis Highway marker
Jefferson Davis Highway (JDH), named after the Confederacy’s first and only president from 1861-1865, was once meant to be a coast-to-coast highway from Arlington, Virginia to San Diego, California. Construction began in 1913 and was funded by the…

Life After Death General Grant Tree Trail
The giant Sequoia is a marvel of nature. These are some of the largest trees in the world and they reside in Kings Canyon National Park in California. Each of these grand giants is named for historical figures. In this particular region which is…

Confederate Monument at Santa Ana Cemetery
Description The Confederate Monument at Santa Ana Cemetery was erected in 2004 by Santa Ana Mayor Gordon Bricken and members of the Orange County Sons of Confederate Veterans. The monument was a 9-foot-tall, 7-ton granite rectangular structure…

Fort Hood Entrance
Fort Hood was originally established in 1942 as “Camp Hood” and was intended to serve as a temporary training area for tank destroyers during World War II. At the time, the Department of Defense maintained a policy of naming military camps located in…

Statue of J. Marion Sims
James Marion Sims is most famous for his role as an innovative surgeon in the nineteenth century. Often referred to as the “father of gynecology,” Sims’ career as a surgeon gained notoriety after the successful treatment of vesicovaginal fistula…
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