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Wikipedia Description: Jefferson Davis Memorial (Richmond, Virginia)
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The Jefferson Davis Memorial was a memorial for Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865, installed along Richmond, Virginia's Monument Avenue, in the United States. The bronze representation of Jefferson Davis was toppled by rioters during the George Floyd protests in June 2020.
Unveiled on June 3, 1907, the east-facing monument sported a 65 foot tall Doric column topped by a bronze figure called Vindicatrix. There were thirteen columns, eleven bronze seals representing the seceding states and two representing states that sent troops for the Confederacy. The bronze statues, Vindacatrix at the top and Jefferson Davis in the center, were designed by Edward Virginius Valentine and the arrangement was planned by William C. Noland.:12 The frieze carries words Jefferson Davis spoke in his farewell address to the U.S. Senate on January 21, 1861.
"This is done not in hostility to others, not to injure any section of the country, not even for our own pecuniary benefit; but from the high and solemn motive of defending and protecting the rights we inherited, and which it is our sacred duty to transmit unshorn to our children."
The plaque on the left end of the monument reads:
The Army of the Confederate States [line] From Sumter to Appomattox four years of unflinching struggle against overwhelming odds [line] Glory ineffable these[,] around their dear land wrapping[,] wrapt [sic] around themselves the purple mantle of death. [new line] Dying, they died not at all, but, from the grave and its shadow, valor invincible lifts them glorified ever on high.
The plaque on the right end of the monument reads:
The Navy of the Confederate States [line] giving new examples of heroism teaching new methods of warfare it carried the flag of the South to the most distant seas [line] If to die nobly be ever the proudest ...More...
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2022 photos: Another year begins. Here's hoping we've finally learned something from the Trump and COVID-19 pandemics.
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later (usually 2-4 months after the original event) and I'll cull the pictures down some more then.