National Geographic : 1939 Mar
CHARLESTON: WHERE MELLOW PAST AND PRESENT MEET YOUNG CHARLESTONIANS REST AT THE BASE OF A MEMORIAL TO CONFEDERATE FAITH AND COURAGE Statues depict in allegory the defense of the city and its environs from assault and siege in 1861-65 . One arm of the bronze warrior, muscles tense, is drawn back to repel attack; the other holds a shield bearing the Seal of South Carolina. The figure of the woman, grasping the laurel of immortality, typifies the city. Her left arm points seaward toward the foe. Relief scenes on the pedestal show working parties repairing shattered walls of forts with sandbags. The monument was unveiled in 1932.