"the tall white post where the soldier was"
Confederate statue
Creative Commons AttributionConfederate statue - Credit: Joseph A

Outside Lafayette Courthouse stands a statue of a Confederate soldier, a memorial to those who fought in the Civil War of 1861-65 (see bookmark for page 89). Erected in 1907, the statue was donated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, of which Faulkner’s paternal grandmother, Sallie McAlpine Falkner (nee Murry), had been an assertive member. The plaque reads: “In memory of the patriotism of the Confederate soldiers of Lafayette County, Mississippi. They gave their lives in a just and holy cause.” 


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