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  • Monument Name

    Confederate Monument, Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh

  • Type


  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City


  • County


  • Description

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

  • Custodian

    Oakwood Cemetery

  • Dedication Date


  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.784930 , -78.627120 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "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

      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

      Historic Oakwood Cemetery, (accessed May 19, 2015) 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

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Confederate Soldiers Monument, Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh," (accessed May 19, 2015) 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


  • Materials & Techniques


  • Sponsors

    Ladies Memorial Association

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Matt Ransom gave an address at the 1870 dedication.

  • 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.

  • Location

    The memorial is located in Historic Oakwood Cemetery, at 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601, in the middle of the Confederate section. House of Memory, Memorial Arch, and Gettysburg Memorial stand in the same section of the Oakwood Cemetery.

  • Landscape

    The memorial is surrounded by smaller graves.

  • Death Space


  • Post Dedication Use

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

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