Source: Wilmington Confederate Monument
Confederate Monument, Wilmington
Francis Herman Packer, Sculptor
Henry Bacon, Designer
Two bronze figures atop a granite base represent courage and self-sacrifice. One soldier’s face is modeled after that of granite salesman John Ernest Ramsay of Salisbury, who provided the stone.
1861-1865 / To the soldiers of the confederacy / The bottom portion of the statue reads: Confederates blend your recollections / Let memory weave its bright reflections / Let love revive life’s ashen embers / For love is life since love remembers/ PRO ARIS ET FOCIS / This monument is a legacy of Gabriel James Boney / Born Wallace, NC 1846-Died Wilmington, NC 1915 / A Confederate soldier
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Bronze and granite
This monument is located at South Third Street and Dock Street in Wilmington.
On the plaza, the Bridgers House stands to the left facing Third Street. On the right is the Wooster House.