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Baltimore, MD

Lee-Jackson Monument

Contractor: Joseph Coduri Granite Company
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Date Ordered: 1936; production delayed by World War II
Date Dedicated: May 1, 1948
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Location: Southeast corner of Wyman Park Drive and Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD
About the monument: Each year there is a ceremony to honor General Robert Edward Lee and General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson on the anniversary of their births. The ceremony also remembers and honors the thousands of soldiers who served the Confederacy during the War Between the States.
The city's sole Union statue stands at Charles and 29th streets. Dedicated in 1909 (and originally located in Druid Hill Park), the state-funded Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument might have been designed to trump its Confederate counterpart on Mount Royal Avenue: Unlike the Reb, the Yank is still marching, protected by not one but two allegorical figures. The placement of Lee and Jackson, across Wyman Park Dell from the Union monument, also seems strategic: Having flanked the Yank, they ride north while he still glowers southward.

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