West Point Monument (Norfolk, VA)

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Title

West Point Monument (Norfolk, VA)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Men--United States Colored Troops
Associations--Military
American South
Public art
Public sculpture
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Atop a large square column of stone, the figure of the Norfolk native Sergeant William H. Carney of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment is depicted, dressed in his military uniform. The base of the monument, built as a tribute to African American veterans of the Civil War and Spanish American War, contains a number of bronze and marble plaques.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Waymarking.com

Date

Dedicated: May 30, 1906

Contributor

James Fueller, Norfolk's first African American city-councilman

Relation

West Point Monument, Norfolk, Virginia 

Jonathan I Leib, "A Tale of Two Civil War Statues: Teaching the Geographies of Memory and Heritage in Norfolk, Virginia," Southeastern Geographer, Vol. 52, No. 4,(Winter 2012), pp. 398-412.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Elmwood Cemetery, 238 E. Princess Anne Road Norfolk, Virginia 23510, United States

Alternative Title

Norfolk African-American Civil War Memorial

Date Created

Completed: 1920

Has Part

The top bronze plaque on the North face of the monument: A shield with a relief of a Maltese Cross placed over crossed rifles and an eagle with outstretched wings with the dates "1861 - 1865" and "1920."

The bottom square bronze plaque on the North face of the monument:

"Erected by the Norfolk Memorial Association to the Memory of our Heroes 1861-1865"

Left marble plaques on the East face:

"Langston Camp No. 1 -- United Spanish War Vets"

The middle marble plaque on the East face:

"The Whole of Section No. 20 - Donated to the Union Veterans Hall Association by a resolution proposed by Comrade James E. Fuller; adopted by the Common Coun-cil March 3rd 1886, and by the Select Council April 13th 1886. - This monument Alter - Laid for dedication May 30th 1906 by the Norfolk Memorial Association to receive the shalt already pledged by the - citizens in honor of all the colored soldiers and sailors buried in West Point Cemetery and Berkley from 1860 - to the last veteran to be buried in these Cemeteries, as - amended and approved by contributors March 2nd 1906. - Founder of Norfolk Memorial Asso. - Jas E. Fuller, 1st President. Mrs. R. Langley, 1st Vice President - Mrs. L. J. Lynch 1st Secretary. - James P. Carter President - Abel C. Carter, Secretary - Magnes Riggins Treasurer - James E. Fuller - Custodian."

Right marble plaque on the East face: 

"National Camp No. 2 - United Spanish War Vets"

Marble plaque on the North face:

"Shaw Post No. 5 - G.A.R.-  Shaw Woman Relief Corps No. 3" 

Left marble plaque on West face:

"John C. Fow - Post No. 67 - G.A.R.”

Middle marble plaque on West face:

“Caillioux Post No. 2 - G. A. R. - Cailloux Woman Relief Corps No. 1”

Right marble plaque on the West face:

“Ladies Aux. No. 4 - U.S.W.V."

Marble plaque on the South face:

"Dahlgren Post No 4. - G.A.R. - Dahlgren Woman Relief Corps No. 12"

Medium

Unknown

Bibliographic Citation

Jonathan I Leib. "A Tale of Two Civil War Statues: Teaching the Geographies of Memory and Heritage in Norfolk, Virginia." Southeastern Geographer, Vol. 52, No. 4, (Winter 2012), pp. 398-412.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

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Original Format

Sculpture

Collection

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Citation

Unknown, “West Point Monument (Norfolk, VA),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed July 24, 2024, https://www.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1108.

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