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Monroe County Confederate Monument

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1901. North end of Main St., north of intersection of Main and 5th sts.

Union's name belies its Civil War sentiments. On axis with Main Street at the northern edge of town, this marble statue of a Confederate soldier standing tall on a granite pedestal above a rough stone foundation looks resolutely southward. As a work of art the statue is unexceptional, but the extraordinary setting remains little changed from the time the monument was dedicated 100 years ago. The soldier stands in a cow pasture, protected by a rail fence, reached from the street by a fenced pathway. His lookout post gives a fine sense of Union's setting within a valley surrounded by low hills.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Monroe County Confederate Monument", [Union, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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