The memorial below is Confederate Mound at Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia. It was built in 1879 when the Southern Memorial Association moved the remains of 34 Confederate prisoners of war from Alexandria's Soldiers' Cemetery, a federal cemetery. Take into account the words inscribed on the plaque at Confederate Mound, who arranged for its creation, and who is buried there to get a sense of the purpose of the memorial. Click on each magnifying glass to learn more about the source.
What can this gravestone tell us about the memorialization of Confederate war dead in 1879, when Confederate Mound was created?