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  • Monument Name

    Cumberland County Confederate Monument, Fayetteville

  • Type

    Cross

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • Creator

    Mr. George Lauder, Builder

  • City

    Fayetteville

  • County

    Cumberland

  • Description

    The monument consists of a white marble column with a cross at the top. The base of the column contains inscriptions on all four sides. It holds the distinction of being the oldest Confederate monument in North Carolina.

  • Inscription

    ERECTED / DEC. 30, 1868.

    "Nor shall your glory be forgot, / While Fame her record keeps, / Or honor points the hallowed spot / Where valor proudly sleeps." /

    "On Fames eternal camping ground / Their silent Tents are spread. / Rest on embalmed & sainted dead / Dear as the blood ye gave." /

    WOMAN'S / record / to the / HEROES / in the dust /

    IN / MEMORY / OF THE / CONFEDERATE / DEAD

  • Custodian

    Cross Creek Cemetery

  • Dedication Date

    December 30, 1868.

  • Decade

    1860s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.054230 , -78.873730 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "North Carolina Civil War Monuments," North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, (accessed January 23, 2012) Link

      War Days in Fayetteville, North Carolina: Reminiscences of 1861 to 1865, (Fayetteville NC: Judge Printing Company, 1910), (accessed May 16, 2012) Link

      Waymarking.com. "Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, North Carolina," (accessed February 4, 2011) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Marble

  • Monument Cost

    The $300 to fund the monument was raised by a raffle for a quilt

  • Nickname

    The monument is also known as the Cross Creek Monument.

  • Landscape

    The monument is located in the Cross Creek cemetery

  • Death Space

    Yes

  • Post Dedication Use

    The date of dedication may have been added to the inscription later.

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