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  • Monument Name

    Confederate Monument (1986), Greensboro

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Greensboro

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    This rectangular stone monument holds a bronze plaque listing the military regiments from Greensboro and Guilford County that served in the Civil War. The marker sits on S. Davie Street and E. McGee St. in Greensboro, North Carolina.

  • Inscription

    TO THE MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF GREENSBOROUGH AND GUILFORD COUNTY, / WHO FOUGHT FOR NORTH CAROLINA AND THE CONFEDERACY / IN THE WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE. / 1861-1865 / THESE WHILE IN THE PRIME OF LIFE, / FOUGHT, BLED AND DIED; / WALKING IN THE STEPS OF FATHER / ABRAHAM (GEN. 14:13-14) / IN BEHALF OF A LOST CAUSE. / WHILE SOME OF THESE IN OUR CHURCH- / YARDS SLEEP, / OTHERS FILL AN UNKNOWN GRAVE; / WHETHER UNKNOWN OF KNOWN TO FAME / THEIR CAUSE AND COUNTRY STILL THE / SAME. / THEY DIED AND WORE THE GRAY. / (BY JOHN A. SLOAN) / COMMANDER OF THE GUILFORD GRAYS / THE MEN OF GUILFORD / INFANTRY / 1. CO. E – 2 REG. N.C. “THE GUILFORD GUARDS” / 2. CO. M – 21 REG. N.C. “THE GUILFORD DIXIE BOYS” / 3. CO. E – 22 REG. N.C. “THE GUILFORD MINUTE MEN” / 4. CO. B – 27 REG. N.C. “THE GUILFORD GRAYS” / 5. CO. B – 45 REG. N.C. “CAPT. CHARLES E. SHOBERS CO.” / 6. CO. C – 45 REG. N.C. “THE GUILFORD LIGHT INFANTRY” / 7. CO. A – 53 REG. N.C. “CAPT. A.P. McDANIEL’S CO.” / 8. CO. D – 53 REG. N.C. “CAPT. DAVID SCOTT, JR’S CO.” / 9. CO. F – 54 REG. N.C. “THE STONEWALL BOYS” / CAVALRY / 10. CO. F – 19 REG. – 2 N.C. CAV. “THE GUILFORD CAVALRY” / 11. CO. I – 63 REG. – 5 N.C. CAV. “CAPT. JOHN E. WHARTON’S PARTISAN RANGERS” / 12. CO. K – 63 REG. – 5 N.C. CAV. “CAPT. NAT P. RANKIN’S PARTISAN RANGERS” / 13. CO. H – 16 BATTALION N.C. CAV. “CAPT. THOMAS R. DUVAL’S CO.” / RESERVES / 14. CO. A – 72 REG. – 3 N.C. JUNIOR RESERVES “CAPT. JOHN W. PITTS CO.” / 15. CO. B – 77 REG. – 7 N.C. SENIOR RESERVES “CAPT. JACOB BOON’S CO.” / 16. CO. C – 77 REG. – 7 N.C. SENIOR RESERVES “CAPT. W.B. JOHNSTON’S CO.” / HOME GUARD / 17. 4 REG. N.C. HOME GUARD “COL. JAMES R. COLE’S REG.” / ‘LEST WE FORGET’

    On a smaller plaque below: ERECTED MAY 10, 1986 / BY / THE COL. JOHN SLOAN CAMP, 1290 / SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

  • Dedication Date

    May 10, 1986

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.067930 , -79.790530 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

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

      "The Historical Marker Database: Men of Greensboro and Guilford County," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed May 25, 2011) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, Bronze

  • Sponsors

    Sons of Confederate Veterans.

  • Monument Cost

    $9000

  • Nickname

    “Men of Greensboro and Guilford County”

  • Location

    The monument faces northeast just off of South Davie St.

  • Landscape

    A monument placed a year earlier to the Army of Tennessee stands next to it. They sit in Hamburger square.

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