Confederate Monument, Durham
McNeel Marble Company, Marietta, GA, Supplier
An armed and uniformed soldier stands atop a granite tower adorned with the Confederate seal. On the base of the monument are four stone cannon balls and two lighted lamps. In total the monument stands approximately fifteen feet high.
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Front: IN MEMORY OF / “THE BOYS WHO / WORE THE GRAY”
Left: DEDICATED MAY 10TH, 1924
Right: THIS MEMORIAL / ERECTED BY / THE PEOPLE OF / DURHAM COUNTY.
May 10, 1924
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"North Carolina Civil War Monuments," North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, (accessed January 23, 2012) Link
United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division. Minutes of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Held at Greensboro, North Carolina, October 4-6, 1923 (Raleigh, N.C.: Edwards & Broughton Printing Company, 1924), 143, (accessed September 15, 2012) Link
Waymarking.com. "Durham County Confederate Memorial," (accessed April 23, 2012) Link
Granite tower, bronze statue
The statue was sold by the McNeel Marble Company from Marietta, Georgia, which produced many other Confederate statues and sold them all over the South, including Macon County Confederate Monument in Franklin, Pasquotank County Confederate Monument in Elizabeth City, Confederate Soldiers Monument in Hertford, Perquimans county, and Alamance County Confederate Monument in Graham.
The monument is located in front of the Durham County courthouse. There are three memorials on the other side of the main entrance to the Courthouse: the Durham County World War I, Worl War II, and Korean and Vietnam Wars Monuments.
The monument stands in a grass area surrounded by shady trees.