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  • Monument Name

    Confederate Monument, Tarboro

  • Type

    Common Soldier Statue

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Tarboro

  • County

    Edgecombe

  • Description

    The monument consists of a tall granite column standing on a pedestal. At the top of the column stands a bronze statue of a Confederate soldier, who wears a hat and rests both his hands on his rifle. The rifle's stock is planted on the ground in front of the soldier. At the base of the monument are symbols of the Confederacy, including the rebel flag inside a cross and the seal of the Confederate States of America.

  • Inscription

    Front: ERECTED IN HONOR OF / THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS / OF / EDGECOMBE COUNTY / ‘DEFENDERS OF STATE SOVEREIGNTY.’ 1861 C.S.A. 1865

    Rear: ERECTED OCT. 29, 1904

  • Dedication Date

    October 29, 1904

  • Decade

    1900s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.900440 , -77.535970 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "The Common, Showing Wyatt Fountain and Confederate Monument, Tarboro, N.C.," in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, (accessed December 10, 2012) Link

      "Town Common and Confederate Monument, Tarboro, N.C." in North Carolina Postcard Collection (P052), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill Link

      "Town Commons Showing Confederate Monument, Tarboro, N.C.," in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, (accessed December 10, 2012) Link

      Confederate Veteran 19 (1911), 102 Link

      Hardy, Charles C. Images of America: Remembering North Carolina’s Confederates, (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006), (accessed February 8, 2012) Link

      Smith, Blanche Lucas. North Carolina's Confederate Monuments and Memorials, (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1941)

      “Edgecombe County Confederate Memorial,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed January 26, 2012) Link

      “Monument Unveiling Programme,” The Tarborough Southerner, October 27, 1904 Link

      “Monument Unveiling,” The Tarborough Southerner, November 3, 1904 Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Polished gray granite base and column, bronze statue.

  • Sponsors

    The Daughters of the Confederacy - William Dorsey Prender Chapter

  • Monument Cost

    $2,250

  • Landscape

    The monument is located in the town commons of Tarboro on North Main Street (U.S. 64). It is situated among at least three other memorials.

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