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  • Monument Name

    U.S. Army's 30th "Old Hickory" Division in World War I Monument (Old Hickory Highway), Raleigh

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War I

  • City

    Raleigh

  • County

    Wake

  • Description

    The monument is composed of a short, rough cut block of granite approximately four feet wide by two feet tall, with an inscription carved into a smooth rectangular area.

  • Inscription

    OLD HICKORY / HIGHWAY ERECTED IN LOVING / MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO SERVED IN / THE WORLD WAR / WAR MOTHERS OF NORTH CAROLINA

  • Custodian

    North Carolina State Capitol

  • Dedication Date

    September 29, 1930

  • Decade

    1930s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.781000 , -78.638340 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Old Hickory Highway Marker, (sculpture)," Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog, #IAS 75006506, (accessed March 20, 2013) Link

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "State Capitol," Tour of the Capitol, (accessed March 20, 2013) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    War Mothers of North Carolina (Chapter 10 of the American War Mothers)

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Mrs. Newcombe, president of the North Carolina War Mothers, introduced the monument, and an address was given by Colonel William T. Joyner. A prayer was offered by Dr. James B. Turner who served as chaplain for the the 120th Infantry of the 30th Division and officiated at the burial of 349 soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of Bullecourt.

  • Subject Notes

    The monument commemorates the soldiers in the United States Army's 30th Division who fought and died in World War I. The 30th Division was given the nickname "Old Hickory" in honor of Andrew Jackson. Jackson received the nickname as a reflection of his tenacious and unyielding nature. The monument dedicated the old NC Highway 10 to the 30th Division.

  • Location

    The monument sits off the sidewalk on the northeast corner of the Capitol grounds on Edenton Street, just past the intersection with Wilmington Street.

  • Landscape

    The monument sits on the lawn near mature shade trees.

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