Virginia

This is a List of Confederate Monuments and Memorials dedicated to the memory of those who served and died in service to the Confederate States during the American Civil War.

Many Confederate Monuments were erected in the former Confederate States and border states in the decades following the Civil War, in many instances by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Ladies Memorial Associations, and other memorial organizations. Other Confederate Monuments are located on Civil War Battlefields.

New Confederate Monuments continue to be proposed, and some have been built in recent years. In Arizona, a Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp Erected a Confederate Monument in Phoenix in 1999 and Confederate heritage groups dedicated a Confederate Memorial in Sierra Vista in 2010. The Delaware Confederate Monument was unveiled in 2007 in Georgetown, Delaware. In South Carolina in 2010, the Sons of Confederate Veterans have sought to Erect a Monument to mark the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Ordinance of Secession in December 1860, but the cities of Charleston and North Charleston have refused them permission.

Many Confederate Monuments are listed on the "National Register of Historic Places." Confederate Monuments found in the state of West Virginia are listed here:

  • Nearly all county courthouses in the Commonwealth have memorials to Virginian and Confederate dead, many of them vary similar in appearance. One exception is Accomack County, on the Eastern Shore, where the Confederate monument stands in Parksley, as opposed to the county seat of Accomac. The Confederate monument in Northampton County, the other of the two counties on Virginia's Eastern Shore, stands in front of the county courthouse at Eastville. Courthouses in Essex, Middlesex, Sussex, Caroline, Orange, Albermarle, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Lancaster, King George, Stafford, Prince George, King William, Prince William, Prince Edward, Cumberland, Charlotte, Louisa, Isle of Wight, York, New Kent, James City, Charles City, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Lee, Wise, Buckingham, Nottoway, Bedford, and many other Virginia counties feature Confederate monuments. In addition, many of Virginia's independent cities are home to Confederate monuments, including those in Richmond, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Portsmouth, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Alexandria, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lexington, Waynesboro, Staunton, and Winchester.
  • Confederate Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia; authorized in 1906 by United States Secretary of War William Howard Taft and unveiled in 1914
  • Appomattox statue to the Confederate dead is at the intersection of Washington and Prince streets in Old Town Alexandria
  • Lynchburg has a Confederate Statue opposite Courthouse.
  • Mecklenburg County has a Confederate statue in front of the Courthouse.
  • Confederate Monument, Portsmouth, Virginia, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • The Memorial Granite Pile, Confederate Section, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
  • Monument Avenue in Richmond features monuments of five Confederate leaders, in addition to African-American tennis player Arthur Ashe. His addition to the Confederate leaders was controversial.
  • Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond is the burial ground for enlisted men who died during Confederate service in the Richmond hospitals.

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