Tuesday, March 13, 2018

American Civil War Monuments
Abraham Lincoln
Richmond, Knoxville and Vicksburg

Only 3 statues of Abraham Lincoln are to be found in the 11 states which made up the Confederacy.

 Photos and text courtesy of LCWRT Member Charlie Moore

This statue of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad is located at the Tredegar Iron Works, National Historic Landmark in Richmond, Virginia.  Tredegar was the largest provider of armaments for the Confederacy during the Civil War.  Protests against the monument took place during its dedication April 4, 2003.

This statue of Lincoln stands at the entrance to Lincoln Memorial University which is located in Harrogate, Tennessee.  The school is located 80 miles north of Knoxville in the Cumberland Gap area.  The university was chartered by the State of Tennessee on February 12, 1897.

The third statue is located at the Vicksburg National Military Park and was covered on this blog on 2/15/2018: 
"The Kentucky Memorial was dedicated October 20, 2001, and features bronze statues of United States President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis who were both native Kentuckians.  The memorial symbolizes the division within Kentucky during the Civil War as well as the reunification of the state and country afterward. " 

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