“Next up, Charlottesville!”: Silent Sam and the Confederate soldier at the University of Virginia

Justin Greenlee
Sep 9, 2018 · 19 min read
Figure 1. Silent Sam on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wikipedia Creative Commons, photo created March 24, 2007 (image source).
Figure 2. Tweet from the feed of The Daily Tar Heel at 9:30 PM on August 20, 2018 (image source).
Figure 3. The Monument to the Confederate Dead in the Confederate Cemetery at the University of Virginia. Photo by author. Photo taken August 21, 2018.
Figure 4. Fundraising brochure of the Ladies Confederate Memorial Association, Virginia Division, Albemarle Chapter. Photo by author. Image credit: Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Charlottesville, Virginia (catalog record).
Figures 5 and 6. Cover and contents of the program for the dedication ceremony of UVA’s Monument to the Confederate Dead on on June 7, 1893. Photo by author. Image credit: Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Charlottesville, Virginia (catalog record).
Figure 7. A pamphlet containing the dedication speech of Major Robert Stiles, delivered on June 7, 1893. Photo by author. Image credit: Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Charlottesville, Virginia (catalog record).
Figure 9. “Silent Sam unveiling, June 2, 1913,” UNC Libraries, accessed September 9, 2018 (image source).

Justin Greenlee

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Justin is a doctoral candidate in Art History at the University of Virginia, where he works on topics pertaining to late medieval and early modern art in Italy.

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