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This postcard is a sepia toned image of a Confederate Monument in Jacksonville, Alabama Town Square at the unveiling ceremony in 1909 of the Jacksonville, Alabama Confederate Monument, with young boys and girls around wreaths participating in the ceremonies of the unveiling. The monument is the statue of a Confederate soldier on top of a tall, white pedestal. The back of the card is addressed to Mrs. N. L. Dawson in Birmingham, Alabama. The card is postmarked Mardian RPO, September 28, 1909 and a green, one cent Benjamin Franklin postage stamp is placed in the upper right corner. An inscription is across the top edge and on the left half of the card. [see transcription field]
[across the top] This is the Confederate Monument erected by John Forney Chapter, UDC’s. [on the left side] On 12th instant, there arrived, in the town of J’ville Dean Edwards, My grand nephew, the finest boy in the land. M. E. V.
Postcards; Soldiers' monuments--Southern States
Location of Original
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 3, Miscellaneous
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Confederate Monument, Jacksonville, Alabama Town Square, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University