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The Corrective Plaque of Robert Selden Garnett and his Contribution to the Great Seal of California.
In the city of Monterey, California a monument to Confederate General Robert Selden Garnett found a home for more than 60 years. This controversial marker of the "Lost Cause," erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy with the support of the…

Photo of the Mount Hope Memorial from Howard Lipin of the San Diego Union Tribune.
The Mount Hope Cemetery Memorial represented the continuation of the Lost Cause legacy as it stretched into the Golden State. The memorial continued this legacy by honoring the soldiers who fought to preserve slavery. It resides in San Diego,…

John Hunt Morgan Monument
Born in 1825, John Hunt Morgan was raised in Lexington, Kentucky [1]. Morgan joined the U.S. War with Mexico alongside some of his family members as cavalry privates [2]. After joining the Confederacy, Morgan's best-known Civil War exploit was his…

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…

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…

Statue of Robert E. Lee
During the post-Civil War era, conservative Democrats attempted to revive the fading passions for the Lost Cause. The nephew of Robert E. Lee, Fitzhugh Lee, led the charge to assemble a memorial association in 1886. In May 1890 dedication was timed…

Jefferson Davis Memorial, Removed
On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was killed by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin while under arrest for allegedly spending a counterfeit $20 bill. When video of the killing surfaced, showing a white officer murdering an unarmed black…

Loyal Women of the Old South Memorial
In August 2017, the Kansas City Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy requested to relocate their “Loyal Women of the Old South Memorial” to an undisclosed location due to vandalism by local protestors. The Kansas City Parks and…

Confederate Monument
On June 3, 1925, the Confederate Monument Association of Los Angeles (CMALA), together with the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), unveiled the Confederate memorial at the Hollywood Cemetery. The function of the stone marker was to honor and…

Durham County Courthouse
The Confederate Soldiers Monument was erected on May 10, 1924 in Durham, North Carolina in front of the Durham County Courthouse. Funding for this monument was done by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (Julian S. Carr chapter), the United…
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