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  • Monument Name

    Confederate Monument, Durham

  • Type

    Common Soldier Statue

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Durham

  • County

    Durham

  • Description

    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.

    Images: Front View | Top View

  • Inscription

    Front: IN MEMORY OF / “THE BOYS WHO / WORE THE GRAY”
    Image

    Left: DEDICATED MAY 10TH, 1924

    Right: THIS MEMORIAL / ERECTED BY / THE PEOPLE OF / DURHAM COUNTY.

  • Custodian

    Durham County

  • Dedication Date

    May 10, 1924

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.993950 , -78.899020 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "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

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite tower, bronze statue

  • Location

    Faces Main Street in front of the Durham County Courthouse.

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