South Carolina


At the center of this memorial is a column bearing South Carolina's state seal and a short inscription. The inscription was written by Henry Timrod, "Poet Laureate of the Confederacy." The base of the memorial contains an excerpt from "Ode at Magnolia Cemetery" heard at ceremonies on Confederate Memorial Day, April 1867. On either side of the column, flanked by carvings of the state's Palmetto tree, are blue granite tablets lising South Carolina's First Army Corps, Third Army Corps, and Cavalry units who served in the Army of Northern Virginia.