Description: A bronze statue of a Confederate soldier standing ready sits atop a stepped granite base and a square pedestal. The monument is thirty-four feet tall, with the statue being seven feet. The soldier is pictured in the ready position to indicate that he is prepared for battle. Two Confederate flags, crossed, are engraved on the middle section of the pedestal. Its dedication was in September of 1904.
On the base: TO OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD / 1861-1865
On the die: GRANVILLE GRAYS/ CHAPTER / U.D.C.
On the plinth: C.S.A.
Dedication date: 10/30/1909
Materials & Techniques: Warren County granite base, bronze statue
Sponsor: Granville Grays Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
Unveiling & Dedication: Governor Kitchin gave the dedication speak, noted as "strong and patriotic" by the Confederate Veteran, and the monument was accepted by Major Dennis Brummit. A large number of visitors attended, and the festivities included a parade, music, and dinner.
Controversies: After a race riot it was moved to less prominent location.
Location: At its original location, the monument faced outward from the courthouse toward Main Street. It was also the tallest structure in the area at the time, allowing it to occupy a place of great importance and honor in Oxford.
Former Locations: The monument was moved in 1971 from its very visible original location in front of the courthouse to the library grounds where it currently stands as a compromise following the Oxford race riot.
Subjects: Civil War