North Carolina Confederate Soldiers, Bentonville Battlefield, Four Oaks
This cenotaph is dedicated to the North Carolina soldiers who perished during the Battle of Bentonville and rests upon a 1' tall granite slab. The altar features two images, the first being of Confederate soldiers running into battle over the title "Glory." The second is of a family at home burying a coffin over the word "Honor."
Front: IN MEMORY OF / THE NORTH CAROLINA SOLDIERS / WHO FOUGHT AND DIED / SO COURAGEOUSLY / AND THE CIVILIANS WHO / SUFFERED GRIEVOUSLY / DURING THE / BATTLE OF BENTONVILLE, / MARCH 19-21, 1865. / ERECTED BY THE HARPER HOUSE-BENTONVILLE CHAPTER / UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY / 1992
Rear: SLEEP, SOLDIER, SLEEP, IN THY ROUGH EARTHEN TOMB. / WHILE ABOVE THEE THE WINTER WINDS RAVE. / IN SUMMER THE BIRDS WILL THY REQUIEM SING, / AND WILLOWS WEEP OVER THY GRAVE. / NO COFFIN ENCLOSED HIS MANGLED REMAINS, / NO SHROUD SAVE HIS UNIFORM OLD; / BUT HIS NAME IS ENTWINED IN THE LAURELS OF FAME / AND ON MEMORY'S PAGES ENROLLED.
Bentonville National Battlefield
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"North Carolina Monument," The Historical Marker Database, (accessed March 6, 2012) Link
Dodge, Russ. "North Carolina Monument," Find A Grave, (accessed February 10, 2011) Link
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Confederate Soldiers Monument, Bentonville Battlefield," North Carolina Civil War Monuments, (accessed June 10, 2014) Link
Harper House-Bentonville Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
The memorial is on Harper House Road (County Route 1008), on the left when traveling east.
It is near the Bentonville Battlefield Museum and Visitor’s Center.
Other memorials at Bentonville Battleground include Bentonville Battlefield Memorial, Texas Soldiers Monument, Union Monument, General Joseph Johnston, Civil War horses, 123rd Regiment New York State Volunteers, and Confederate Monument.
The monument stands in a grassy area and is placed near a mass grave of Confederate soldiers.