West Point Monument (Norfolk, VA)
Men--United States Colored Troops
Jonathan I Leib, "A Tale of Two Civil War Statues: Teaching the Geographies of Memory and Heritage in Norfolk, Virginia," Southeastern Geographer, Vol. 52, No. 4,(Winter 2012), pp. 398-412.
The top bronze plaque on the North face of the monument: A shield with a relief of a Maltese Cross placed over crossed rifles and an eagle with outstretched wings with the dates "1861 - 1865" and "1920."
The bottom square bronze plaque on the North face of the monument:
"Erected by the Norfolk Memorial Association to the Memory of our Heroes 1861-1865"
Left marble plaques on the East face:
"Langston Camp No. 1 -- United Spanish War Vets"
The middle marble plaque on the East face:
"The Whole of Section No. 20 - Donated to the Union Veterans Hall Association by a resolution proposed by Comrade James E. Fuller; adopted by the Common Coun-cil March 3rd 1886, and by the Select Council April 13th 1886. - This monument Alter - Laid for dedication May 30th 1906 by the Norfolk Memorial Association to receive the shalt already pledged by the - citizens in honor of all the colored soldiers and sailors buried in West Point Cemetery and Berkley from 1860 - to the last veteran to be buried in these Cemeteries, as - amended and approved by contributors March 2nd 1906. - Founder of Norfolk Memorial Asso. - Jas E. Fuller, 1st President. Mrs. R. Langley, 1st Vice President - Mrs. L. J. Lynch 1st Secretary. - James P. Carter President - Abel C. Carter, Secretary - Magnes Riggins Treasurer - James E. Fuller - Custodian."
Right marble plaque on the East face:
"National Camp No. 2 - United Spanish War Vets"
Marble plaque on the North face:
"Shaw Post No. 5 - G.A.R.- Shaw Woman Relief Corps No. 3"
Left marble plaque on West face:
"John C. Fow - Post No. 67 - G.A.R.”
Middle marble plaque on West face:
“Caillioux Post No. 2 - G. A. R. - Cailloux Woman Relief Corps No. 1”
Right marble plaque on the West face:
“Ladies Aux. No. 4 - U.S.W.V."
Marble plaque on the South face:
"Dahlgren Post No 4. - G.A.R. - Dahlgren Woman Relief Corps No. 12"