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Lake Village Confederate Monument
|Location||Lakeshore Dr. median, between Main and Jackson Sts., Lake Village, Arkansas|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
|MPS||Civil War Commemorative Sculpture MPS|
|NRHP reference No.||96000509|
|Added to NRHP||May 3, 1996|
The Lake Village Confederate Monument is located on the median of Lakeshore Drive, between Main and Jackson Streets in Lake Village, Arkansas. The marble monument depicts a Confederate Army soldier standing in mid stride with his left foot forward. His right hand holds the barrel of a rifle, whose butt rests on the monument base. He carries a bedroll draped over his left shoulder, and wears a Confederate cap. A cannon that served as a fountain was once part of the sculpture, but is now missing. The statue is about 6 feet (1.8 m) high and 2 feet (0.61 m) square; it rests on a marble foundation that is 20 feet (6.1 m) long, 12 feet (3.7 m) wide, and 8 feet (2.4 m) high. The monument was erected in 1910 by two chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy at a cost of about $3,000.
The base has inscriptions on its east and west faces. The east face, or rear, reads "Erected by the / Captain McConnell / and / George K. Cracraft / Chapters, U.D.C. / A.D. 1910 / And chicot county / We care not whence / They came, / Dear in lifeless clay / Whether unknown or known to fame / Their cause and country still the same / They died and wore the gray. / Father Ryan." The west face, or front, reads "1861-1865 CSA / To the confederate of Chicot / Country, the record of whose sublime / Self sacrifice and undying devotion / Is the proud heritage / Of a loyal posterity."
The monument was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
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