Call To Arms
Historical Marker
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Call to Arms

The Confederate Monument at the
County Courthouse in Corsicana

"Every man over sixteen years of age must register for service"

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"It is not in the powers of mortals to command success -- The Confederate soldier did more - he deserved it but their fame on brightest pages penned by poets and sages shall go sounding down the ages, nor shall you be forgot while fame her records keep or honor points to the hollowed spot where valor proudly sleeps.
Tell it as you may it never can be told, sing it as you may, it never can be sung, the story of the glory of the men who wore the Grey.
It is the duty we owe to the dead who died for us, But whose memories can never die, It is a duty to posterity to see that our children shall know the virtues and rise worthy of their sires.  -- Jefferson Davis"

The Soldiers of the southern confederacy fought valiantly for the liberty of state bequeathed them by their forefathers of 1776 "Who glorified their Righteous cause and they who made the sacrifice supreme in that they died to keep their country free"
"Nor shall your Glory be forgot while Fame her records keeps or Honor points the hallowed spot where valor proudly sleeps"
"Tell it as you may it never can be told sing it as you will it never can be sung the story of the glory of the men who wore the gray"


Standing on the southwest corner of the Navarro County Courthouse lawn is a statue of a Confederate solider.  It was erected in 1907 by the Navarro Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy to commemorate the valor and heroism of our Confederate soldiers of 1861 - 1865

Sculpted by Louis Amateis (1855 - 1913)

Location: Navarro County Courthouse, Corsicana, Texas

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Edward L. Williams & Barbara Knox