North Carolina Confederate Soldiers Monument, Bentonville Battlefield
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.
The monument is placed near a mass grave of Confederate soldiers. It sits in a grassy area, in close proximity to other memorials at Bentonville Battlefield, including Confederate Monument, Union Monument, and Texas Soldiers Monument.