our civil war statue
The "Silent Sentinel" was dedicated on December 3, 1903. It is made of Indiana stone, stands 21 feet tall, and weighs 31,600 pounds. The soldier is 7 feet tall and weighs over 1000 pounds. It originally cost $600.
memorial days at the statue
other statues in america
the poem inscribed on the back of the monument
It seems that the poem from which the words on the monument are taken is attributed to two different men -- Theodore O'Hara or Ambrose Bierce, the latter a Confederate officer. It seems most widely attributed to O'Hara. The poem was originally written in 1847 to commemorate lost Kentucky troops during a battle of the Mexican-American War.