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The noble women of Mississippi, moved by grateful hearts and loving zeal, organized June 15, A. D. 1886, the Confederate Monument Association. Their efforts, aided by an appropriation of the State of Mississippi, were crowned with success in the erection of this Monument to the Confederate Dead of Mississippi in the year 1891. The men to whose memory this Monument is dedicated were the martyrs of their creed. Their justification is in the holy keeping of the God of history. God and our consciences alone
Give us measures of right and wrong;
The race may fall unto the swift
And the battle to the strong.
But the truth will shine in history
And blossom into song.
From the top of the slabs forming the chamber rises an arched coping of nine and a half feet. From this springs the bases of the plinth of the spire, seven and a half feet high. Four Egyptian columns support the marble entablature on the corners. On the west side the
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