Confederate Memorial in Arlington Cemetery
Original Author: Harris & Ewing, photographer
Created: Between 1910 and 1920
Medium: Glass-plate negative

Confederate Memorial in Arlington Cemetery (Between 1910 and 1920)

The United Daughters of the Confederacy commissioned this bronze memorial to the Confederate soldiers and sailors buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The sculptor Moses Jacob Ezekiel, who fought alongside his fellow cadets from the Virginia Military Institute at the Battle of New Market in 1864, designed and executed the memorial. President Woodrow Wilson unveiled the statue on June 4, 1914, the anniversary of the birth of Jefferson Davis, who served as the president of the Confederate States of America.