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  • Monument Name

    Confederate Soldiers Monument, Greensboro

  • Type

    Common Soldier Statue

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Greensboro

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    A bronze Confederate soldier clad in jacket and hat steps forward with his left foot while resting his left arm on the barrel of his rifle. He stands atop a tall granite inscribed pedestal. A refurbishment of the memorial in late 2010 added a seal to the pedestal.

  • Inscription

    Our Confederate Dead / 1861-65 / Dedicated to the / Memory of / 300 Unknown Soldiers / by the Ladies / Memorial Asso of / Greensboro NC

  • Dedication Date

    June 3, 1888

  • Decade

    1880s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.082750 , -79.796790 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Greensboro Confederate Soldiers Monument," Picasa, (accessed June 25, 2012) Link

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

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, Granite

  • Sponsors

    Ladies Memorial Association of Greensboro

  • Subject Notes

    The monument commemorates 300 unknown soldiers

  • Landscape

    The monument stands in Green Hill Cemetery. It is surrounded by a short stone circular wall and stands next to a pole which flies the Confederate flag.

  • Death Space

    Yes

  • Post Dedication Use

    The area around the monument was renovated in 2010 so that a short circular wall surrounds the statue.

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