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  • Monument Name

    Memorial Tablet to Revolutionary Soldiers, Waynesville

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

  • City

    Waynesville

  • County

    Haywood

  • Description

    Dedicated to the ten Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Haywood County, this plaque is mounted on the rough face of a five foot tall stone tablet.

  • Inscription

    ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF / THE REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS / BURIED IN HAYWOOD COUNTY
    COLONEL ROBERT LOVE / CAPTAIN JOHN HENRY / PRIVATE THOMAS ABEL / PRIVATE WILLIAM ALLEN / PRIVATE GEORGE HALL / PRIVATE EDWARD HYATT / PRIVATE CHRISTIAN MESSER / PRIVATE JOHN MESSER / PRIVATE HUGH ROGERS / PRIVATE JACOB SHOOK
    THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY / DORCAS BELL LOVE CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / 1922

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 1922

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.492510 , -82.987140 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Lincoln, Natalie Sumner (ed.). Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, 57 (1923), 223, (accessed May 22, 2012) Link

      “Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Haywood County,” Markeroni, (accessed March 20, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Sponsors

    Dorcas Bell Love Chapter (Waynesville, N.C.) of the Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    On Armistice Day 1922, the monument was unveiled. Miss Jessie Rogers, Chapter Regent, presided over the ceremony. The exercises began with a patriotic song and an invocation by Reverend S. R. Crokett, who had been a chaplain in World War I. The keynote speaker was Colonel Albert Cox, who was an officer in the 113th Field Artillery in World War I. He was introduced by Major J. H. Howell. Miss Jessie Rogers then introduced the tablet and gave a brief overview of each soldier’s history. The tablet was unveiled by four great great grandchildren of the Revolutionary War soldiers on the plaque: Robert Love Sloan, Martha Sloan Way, Josephine Plott, and Hardin Howell, Jr.

  • Location

    The monument is located southeast of the Old Haywood County Courthouse at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC., at the intersection of Main and Depot Streets.

  • Landscape

    Nearby is the Haywood County Confederate Soldiers Memorial, Haywood County All Veterans Memorial, Haywood County Korean War Memorial, and Haywood County Vietnam Memorial.

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