This monument is located in Old Town Winchester in Virginia. Small shops and restaurants line the straight two block long mall.
Many years ago when I first saw this statue I was surprised that a monument to the losing South was on display. But even though they lost the Civil War the soldiers still deserve to be remembered.
It doesn't show in the photo but his belt buckle has the letters CSA instead of USA to indicate the Confederate States of America.
The sun was bright the day I took these photos so they're not as clear as I'd like. I zoomed in on the plaque from across the street.
"In lasting honor of every confederate soldier
from Winchester and Frederick County
who faithfully served the South"
I believe it's better the way the war ended but sometimes I wonder how it would be in the modern world if there were two countries:
The United States of America
The Confederate States of America.
Would the relationship be friendly, like the relationship we now have with Canada?
What affect would this have on the two world wars?
We'll never know.