Mothers Monument Nearly
every courthouse lawn in the South has a statue of a Confederate soldier. On occassion
there are rare markers which include women (usually the mothers of the soldiers).
This is thought to be the only one in Texas.
Carved from Italian marble,
the staute was erected by the Captain James T. Rosborough Chapter of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy with public donations in 1918 - a rather late date
for Civil War memorials.
The inscription reads:
Confederate Mothers, we would print your names on monuments, that men may read
them as the years go by and tribute pay to you who bore and nurtured hero-sons
and gave them solace on that darkest hour, when they came home with broken swords
rather unusual monument in Belzoni, Mississippi honors both Confederate and WWI
troops - and the mothers of both.|
TE Photo, 2009