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  • Monument Name

    Confederate Soldiers Monument, Winton

  • Type

    Common Soldier Statue

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • Creator

    Suffolk Marble Works, VA, Builder

  • City

    Winton

  • County

    Hertford

  • Description

    This 13-foot-tall monument is composed of a tiered base with a life-sized Confederate soldier standing on top holding a Springfield rifle. The base is surrounded by four cannon balls. The monument is dedicated to the memory of Confederate soldiers from Hertford County.

  • Inscription

    South side: OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD / 1861-1865

    West side: HERTFORD COUNTY CHAPTER / U. D. C.

  • Dedication Date

    September 25, 1913

  • Decade

    1910s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.396440 , -76.933530 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Hertford County Confederate Monument North Carolina ---- Winton NC," Waymarking.com, (accessed June 28, 2014) Link

      Confederate Veteran, 22 (1914), p. 341. Link

      Butler, Douglas J. North Carolina Civil War Monuments, An Illustrated History, (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2013), 91, 224

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Winton," North Carolina Civil War Monuments, (accessed September 5, 2012) Link

      United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division. Minutes of the Fourteenth Annual Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division, Held at Rocky Mount N.C., October 12th, 13th, 14th 1910, [Raleigh, NC: Capital Printing Co., 1910], 138, (accessed September 5, 2012) Link

      “Greatest Day in Life of Hertford,” News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), September 27, 1913

      “Hertford County UDC Monument,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed October 3, 2017) Link

      “Unveiling of the Winton Monument,” Fayetteville Weekly Observer (Fayetteville, NC), September 24, 1913

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze statue, granite shaft and base

  • Sponsors

    United Daughters of the Confederacy, Hertford County Chapter

  • Monument Cost

    $2,500 ($1,000 from state legislature)

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The cornerstone was laid by the Masonic Lodge on August 23, 1910, with the unveiling originally planned for May 10, 1911. The reasons for the delay are uncertain but on September 25, 1913 the big day had finally arrived. Six little girls, members of the Anne Virginia Jackson Chapter, Children's Auxiliary to the Hertford County Chapter, U.D.C., assisted in the unveiling, led by nine-year-old Marietta Randolph Bridger. The orator for the day was then Attorney General, later Governor, T.W. Bickett.

  • Subject Notes

    Mrs. Roswell Carter Bridger and Miss Willie Boone, daughter of Captain Thomas D. Boone, worked to solicit subscriptions throughout the county in order to secure the monument.

  • Location

    The monument is located in front of the Hertford County Courthouse, 701 King Street, Winton N.C. The Hertford County WWI Memorial is located on the other side of the building facing N. King Street.

  • Landscape

    The monument is situated on the intersection of two roads, on the lawn of a one-story, red-brick county courthouse.

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