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  • Monument Name

    Monument to Soldiers at Battle of Bentonville (1992)

  • Type

    Cenotaph

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Bentonville

  • County

    Johnston

  • Description

    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."

  • Inscription

    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 HONOR

    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.

  • Custodian

    Bentonville National Battlefield

  • Dedication Date

    1992

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.302300 , -78.320100 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "North Carolina Civil War Monuments," North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, (accessed January 23, 2012) Link

      "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

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Harper House-Bentonville Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy

  • Landscape

    The monument is placed near a mass grave of Confederate soldiers.

  • Death Space

    Yes

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