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  • Monument Name

    Bertie County Confederate Monument, Windsor

  • Type

    Common Soldier Statue

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Windsor

  • County

    Bertie

  • Description

    The monument depicts a confederate soldier at parade rest, with his gun resting on the ground. The statue rests on a column of smooth granite sitting atop a four tier base of rough cut granite. Two crossed cannon are shown in bas-relief on the column's cap beneath the statue.

    Compared to many Confederate Common Soldier Monuments in North Carolina that reach heights of up to twenty-five or thirty feet, the Windsor monument stands in sharp contrast. Perhaps ten feet high in total, the statue itself is a miniature replica of a common soldier and stands on a short column or pedestal.

  • Inscription

    Monument, front: WE RESPONDED TO / OUR COUNTRY'S / CALL / "WE FOUGHT AN / HONEST FIGHT. / WE KEPT THE / SOUTHRON'S FAITH. / WE FELL AT THE / POST OF DUTY. / WE DIED FOR THE / LAND WE LOVED." / ERECTED BY / THE CONFEDERATE / VETERANS / ASSOCIATION / OF BERTIE. 1896.

    Base, front: OUR CONFEDERATE / DEAD / 1861-1865

  • Custodian

    Confederate Veterans Association of Bertie

  • Dedication Date

    1898

  • Decade

    1890s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.997150 , -76.945570 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Bertie County Confederate Memorial," Markeroni.com, (accessed January 28, 2013) Link

      "Bertie County Confederate Monument, Windsor, North Carolina," Panoramio, (accessed August 29, 2012) Link

      Confederate Veteran, 4 (1896), p. 386. Link

      Emerson, B. A. C. (Mrs.). Historic Southern Monuments: Representative Memorials of the Heroic Dead of the Southern Confederacy, (New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1911), (accessed January 29, 2013) 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), 37, (accessed August 29, 2012) Link

      United States Department of the Interior National Park Service. "National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Registration Form -Windsor Historical District" ([1991]), (accessed January 28, 2012) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Fairfield granite

  • Monument Cost

    $2,000

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The monument was unveiled on August 13, 1896, with a reported four thousand people attending. The welcome was given by General William Bate of Tennessee. Several generations of his forebears lived in Bertie County, and a public reception was given on the evening of the dedication to honor him. Two Bertie County survivors of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg were also on the speaker's stand at the dedication.

  • Location

    The monument sits on the east side of Dundee Street at the intersection with South King Street. It is located across the street from the courthouse.

  • Landscape

    The monument sits in a small brick plaza on the edge of the park at the intersection. A bench sits behind the monument, and the plaza is framed by shade trees.

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