New York's Confederate Monument

John Hartwell

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Aug 27, 2011
Central Massachusetts
Fold up the banners! Smelt the guns!
Love rules, her gentler purpose runs.
A mighty mother turns in tears
The pages of her battle years,
Lamenting all her fallen sons.

Sacred to the Memory
of the Heroic Dead of the
Confederate Veterans
Camp of New York

"The monument reminds us of and honors Confederate Civil War soldiers, as well as their families, who after the War voluntarily moved northward and settled in the southeast area of New York state. Their grave markers encircle this 60-foot obelisk, dedicated to Confederate veterans who ventured into what might have seemed at least initially a strange, and likely strained, setting, far from home.
The monument is situated in the southwest corner of Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, where Jackson Avenue intersects Saw Mill River Road. • Also known as the Confederate Monument and Burial Ground, the piece was sponsored financially by Charles B. "Broadway" Rouss, former confederate soldier and later New York businessman, under the auspices of the New York Camp, United Confederate Veterans. Today, the site is monitored and cared for by the Westchester-Putnam-Dutchess Chapter, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Department of New York, who conduct a memorial service there every Confederate Memorial Day. Both monument and burial ground were dedicated May 22, 1897.
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[New York Tribune, May 23, 1897]​


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Sep 3, 2014
Center Valley, PA
Two Confederate Generals (Robert Selden Garnett & Nathaniel Harrison Harris) are buried in Brooklyn. Not sure about Harris's monument, but Garnett's has "CSA" written on the stone.

Pretty sure that there are several other examples, I can just think of these two off the top of my head.