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  • Monument Name

    Monument to Confederate Captains from Person County (1931), Roxboro

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Roxboro

  • County

    Person

  • Description

    This rectangular stone marker with roughly-cut edges has inscribed on it the names of Confederate captains from Person county who lost their lives in the Civil War.

  • Inscription

    CAPT. E. FLETCHER SATTERFIELD, / CO. H, 55TH N. C. REGIMENT / FARTHEST AT GETTYSBURG - KILLED IN ACTION / JUNE 17, 1837 - JULY 3, 1863 / CAPT. JAMES C BAILEY, / CO. H, 24TH N. C. REGIMENT / CAPT. CARTER DAY, / CO. E, 35TH N. C. REGIMENT / CAPT. JOHN G. DILLEHAY, / CO. A, 24TH N. C. REGIMENT / CAPT. HAYWOOD W. HARRIS, / CO.E, 35TH N. C. REGIMENT / CAPT. JAMES A. BURCH, / CO.A, 50TH N. C. REGIMENT / CAPT. J. W. PHILPOTT, / CO.E, 35TH N. C. REGIMENT / CAPT. JAMES HOLEMAN CO.A, 24TH REGIMENT N. C / ERECTED BY THE PERSON COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE U.D.C. MAY 9, 1931

  • Dedication Date

    May 9, 1931

  • Decade

    1930s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.393740 , -78.983870 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Capt. Edward Fletcher Slatterfield," Find A Grave, (accessed April 5, 2012) Link

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

      "Person County Confederate Monument," Markeroni.com, (accessed April 5, 2012) Link

      "WUNC News - Monument Photos," Picasa, (accessed April 5, 2012) Link

      Shubert, Judith Richards. “For The Honor Roll Project At Nutfield Genealogy ~ Person County, North Carolina,” Geneology Traces, http://genealogytraces.blogspot.com, (accessed November 22, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Person County Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy

  • Subject Notes

    The monument commemorates Confederate leaders from Person County who were killed in battle, perhaps the most famous being Captain Edward Satterfield who went "the farthest at Gettysburg."

  • Location

    The memorial is located on the courthouse square in downtown Roxboro, NC near the intersection of Main Street and Court Street just to the right of the Confederate Memorial and to the left of World War Two Memorial. Located on the other corner of the courthouse square (intersection of S Main Street and Abbitt Street) are Robert Lester Blackwell Memorial, Veterans Memorial and Korean War Memorial.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on the landscaped courthouse lawn.

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