Paris Daughters of Confederacy meet
Posted: Friday, September 23, 2011 8:03 pm
Sandra L. Paschall presented the program about Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.
In 1899, C. P. E. Burgwyn, city engineer, laid out Monument Avenue. It was built with extra wide medians, planted with rows of maple and oak trees. Traffic lanes are paved in authentic asphalt blocks since 1907. Five large monuments to Confederate leaders are located in circular intersections.
The statue of General Robert E. Lee was unveiled May 29, 1890, by General Joseph E. Johnston. Lee is sitting on his horse Traveler, looking like an elderly soldier of dignity.
The monument to General J. E. B. Stuart was unveiled May 30, 1907, by his granddaughter, Virginia Stuart Waller. Stuart wears his signature plumed hat.
The elaborate monument for President Jefferson Davis, Confederate States of America, was dedicated on his birthday, June 3, 1907. It shows Davis in an oratorical pose and was unveiled by his daughter Margaret Howell Hayes and her two sons.
On Oct. 11, 1919, the statue of General Thomas Jonathan Jackson was unveiled by his great granddaughter, Anna Jackson Preston. It shows “Stonewall” on Little Sorrel facing North.
The statue of Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury, the “Pathfinder of the Seas” was dedicated Nov. 11, 1929, and unveiled by his great grandchildren Mary Maury Fitzgerald and M. F. Maury Osborne. Maury is shown seated, in deep thought, with a globe above and behind him lapped by stormy waves.
Julie Wilson and Laura Nunnelee were elected delegates to the 118th General Convention in Forth Worth, Texas, Nov. 3–7.
Virginia Jones was elected Chairman of the Chapter Randolph Relief Committee.
The Chapter will make a contribution to the Division Monument Fund during the 115th convention Oct. 6-8 at Pickwick Landing State Park.
Chapter members can purchase name badges from Julie Wilson.
The chapter will provide a “Ladies Basket” for the “Sadie Saves” event Nov. 5 in Gleason. Items should be brought to the Oct. 15 meeting. Jones provided cake and lemonade in honor of members celebrating birthdays in September.