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Bland County Confederate Monument (Sparta, Virginia)


A lone soldier made of marble stands outside Bland County Courthouse in parade rest atop a granite plinth. Erected in August 1911 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, remains in its original position. The inscription acknowledges the denial of victory to Confederate troops, whilst still noting that they have been "crowned" with "glorious immortality". This statue's role in that immortality persists, with Bland County Historical Society rededicating the monument in 2011.

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