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  • Monument Name

    Confederate Monument, Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh

  • Type

    Obelisk

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Raleigh

  • County

    Wake

  • Description

    This monument is a tall stone obelisk atop a thicker ornately-carved base.

  • Custodian

    Oakwood Cemetery

  • Dedication Date

    1870

  • Decade

    1870s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.784930 , -78.627120 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Confederate Memorial, Oakwood Cemetery," Flickr, (accessed June 25, 2012) Link

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

      "Special Format Image 0128: Monument to Confederate Dead (Oakwood Cemetery), circa 1872-1873: Cards 1-2 in the Rufus Morgan Photographic Collection," #P0057, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (accessed July 15, 2013) Link

      "State of North Carolina Confederate Monument," Historic Oakwood Cemetery and Mausoleum, (accessed February 15, 2012) Link

      Folder 2a in Alfred M. Waddell Papers, #743, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 57-59 Link

      Moore, John W. Address Delivered at Oakwood Cemetery, May 10th, 1881, by Request of the Ladies' Memorial Association of North Carolina, (Raleigh, NC: Edwards, Broughton & Co, Printers and Binders, 1881), (accessed May 15, 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

  • Sponsors

    Ladies Memorial Association

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Matt Ransom gave an address at the 1870 dedication.

  • Landscape

    The monument is located in the middle of the Confederate section of the Historic Oakwood Cemetery. It is surrounded by smaller graves.

  • Death Space

    Yes

  • Post Dedication Use

    The site continues to serve as a site for Confederate Memorial Services each Memorial Day.

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