Confederate Monument (sculpture) - Austin, TX
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N 30° 16.389 W 097° 44.451
14R E 621112 N 3349724
Look for a large monument with a gray granite base in the center of which stands a statue of Jefferson Davis, who is surrounded by four other statues, one at each corner of the monument.
Waymark Code: WMEBPK
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 05/03/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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This monument to the Confederate dead had the base built by Frank Teich, who also sculpted the Jefferson Davis figure. Pompeo Coppini was hired to sculpt the other four bronze figures who represent the Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Navy. Upon the higher tiered central part of the base, the bronze Jefferson Davis stands holding a scroll in his left hand.
The inscriptions on the sides of the base, as copied from the SIRIS record, and as can be seen in the photos, reads:
(Front left)
"Frank Teich
San Antonio Tex."
(Front left of central figure)
Roman Bronze Works
New York
(Front upper base)
Southern Confederacy
Formed by the following states
Withdrawn from the Union
South Carolina
December Twentieth
Eighteen Hundred and Sixty
Confederate Dead
(Front of lower base)
For State Rights
Guaranteed under the Constitution.
The People of the South, animated by the Spirit of 1776, to preserve their rights
Withdrew from the Federal Compact in 1861. The North resorted to coercion.
The South
Against overwhelming numbers and resources,
Fought until exhausted.
During the War
there were twenty two hundred and fifty seven engagements.
In eighteen hundred and eighty two of these, at least one regiment took part.
Number of men enlisted:
Confederate Armies 800,000; Federal Arms 2,859.132.
Loses from all causes:
Confederate 437,000' Federal 485,216.
(Front lower base)
1861 1865
Erected by surviving conrades
(Other sides of the base list Civil War battles) signed Founder's mark appears.
TITLE: Confederate Monument (sculpture)

ARTIST(S): SculptorL Pompeo Coppini and Frank Teich; Founder: Roman Bronze Works and Bureau Brothers

DATE: Commissioned 1899. 1901-1903. Dedicated 1903

MEDIUM: Sculpture: Bronze; Base: Texas gray granite


Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

Texas State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701 On the south lawn, near 11th Street and N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX.

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