In an event organized by the Hanover County Sesquicentennial Committee, Hanover County's Confederate Memorial was rededicated on August 23, 2014.

Originally dedicated on August 27, 1914, the Monument listed the names of 1,096 Hanover residents who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Since then, the names of an additional 306 men who qualified for inclusion on this monument were discovered. Thanks to generous donations from individuals and organizations around the country, four bronze tablets bearing these names were added to the Monument, and this event featured their official unveiling.

The fundraising effort for the addition of 306 additional names to the Hanover County Confederate Monument has succeeded. No further donations are needed, or being accepted for this project. Thank you to all who contributed so generously to this worthy cause!


Capt. William Latané Camp #1690

The Latané Ladies

Keynote Speaker Rosewell Page, III

The Three Volley Rifle Salute

Some 250 people attended the Confederate Monument Rededication, which featured the Presentation of Colors and a Three Volley Rifle Salute by the Captain William Latané Camp #1690, Sons of Confederate Veterans (Francis A. Yates commanding), and a Three Gun Artillery Salute by Knibbís Battery (James H. Cochrane, Jr. commanding).

Speakers included David L. Deal (Chairman, Hanover County Sesquicentennial Committee, and Executive Director of the Hanover Tavern); Arthur H. Taylor, III (President, Hanover County Historical Society); Mrs. Claude W. Seal, Jr (President, Hanover Chapter 1399 UDC); The Honorable Hyland F. "Buddy" Fowler, Jr. (Virginia Delegate, 55th District); and keynote Speaker Roswell Page, III (great grandson of John Page, First President of the 1914 Hanover Confederate Memorial Association).

Light refreshments were served by the Hanover Chapter 1399, United Daughters of the Confederacy.


Mrs. Seal of the United Daughters of the Confederacy speaks to attendees





The main purpose of this event, however, was the unveiling of four new bronze tablets, showing the names of an additional 306 men who served the Confederacy, placed on the base of the Monument. These additions were found through the efforts of a number of researchers, including Michael Tyler, who also spoke at this event. Tyler's book about the Monument, Hanover County Confederates (revised), is available at Amazon.com.

Wayne T. Hazzard, Vice Chairman of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors, accepted the tablets for Hanover County.

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Knibbís Battery in action


A video representation of the Monument Rededication, by John Patrick Jones.
Please note: There is a 10-second delay at the very beginning of the video.