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  • Monument Name

    Memorial Arch, Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh

  • Type

    Arch or Gate

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Raleigh

  • County

    Wake

  • Description

    This large monument consists of granite arch with a bronze plaque on each pier. It serves as an entrance to the Confederate section of the Oakwood Historic Cemetery.
    Images: Front View | Back View | Right Plaque | Left Plaque | Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker and Memorial Arch

  • Inscription

    Top: CONFEDERATE CEMETERY

    Right Plaque: ERECTED / IN MEMORY OF OUR / CONFEDERATE DEAD / BY THE / JOHNSTON PETTIGREW / CHAPTER / UNITED DAUGHTERS / OF THE / CONFEDERACY / 1910

    Left Plaque: DEDICATED IN HONOR OT / MRS. A. W. HOFFMAN / 23 YEARS OF FAITHFUL SERVICE / AS DIVISION CHAIRMAN OF / CONFEDERATE CEMETERY / BY / JOHNSTON PETTIGREW / CHAPTER #95 / UNITED DAUGHTERS OF / THE CONFEDERACY / 1979

  • Dedication Date

    May 10, 1910

  • Decade

    1910s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.785030 , -78.628010 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Folder 45 in the E. E. Moffitt Papers, #519, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 3-12 Link

      Folder 9 in the E. E. Moffitt Papers, #519, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scan 3 Link

      Historic Oakwood Cemetery, http://historicoakwoodcemetery.org (accessed May 19, 2015) Link

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Monument to the 'Confederate Grays,' 20th Regt. NC State Troops, Co. E.," North Carolina Civil War Monuments, (accessed May 23, 2014) Link

      United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division. Minutes of the Eleventh Annual Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division, Held at Greensboro, N.C., October 9th, 10th and 11th 1907, (Newton, NC: Enterprise Job Print., 1908), 58, (accessed May 24, 2012) Link

      United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division. Minutes of the Tenth Annual Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division, Held at Durham, N.C., October 10th, 11th and 12th 1906, (Newton, NC: Enterprise Job Print, 1907), 14, 47, 65, (accessed May 23, 2012) Link

      Williams, Charlotte Bryan Grimes. History of the Wake County Ladies Memorial Association: Confederate Memorials in Capitol Square, Memorial Pavilion, the House of Memory and Confederate Cemetery, (Raleigh, NC: United Daughters of the Confederacy, Johnston Pettigrew Chapter No. 95, 1938), (accessed May 16, 2012) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Sponsors

    United Daughters of the Confederacy, General James Johnston Pettigrew Chapter

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Dedicated on Confederate memorial day.

  • Subject Notes

    Historic Oakwood Cemetery was founded in 1869 in North Carolina's capital, Raleigh, near the North Carolina State Capitol in the city's Historic Oakwood neighborhood. Annual Confederate Memorial Day services are held at the Oakwood Cemetery each May.

  • Location

    The memorial is located at the Historic Oakwood Cemetery, at 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601. House of Memory, the Memorial Wall, Gettysburg Memorial, Confederate Monument, Colonel McLeod Turner Monument, Col. Burgwyn Monument, General George Anderson Monument, CSS H.L. Hunley Submarine Memorial, Randolph Shotwell Memorial, Arlington Dead Marker and the Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker stand in the same section of the Oakwood Cemetery. Outside the Confederate section are memorials to Worth Bagley and William Ruffin Cox.

    A bronze plaque commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War is a dozen feet to the left and slightly behind the Memorial Arch. It has been dedicated on April 11, 2015.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on a grassy area, surrounded by shrubbery and trees.

  • Death Space

    Yes

  • Post Dedication Use

    Confederate Memorial Day Services are held annual at the cemetery.

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