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  • Monument Name

    Onslow County Confederate Soldiers Monument, Jacksonville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Civil War

    Proposed/Incomplete Monuments

  • City

    Jacksonville

  • County

    Onslow

  • Description

    This monument commemorates the "Men Who Wore The Grey" from Onslow County. It is likely an unfinished monument as a small pyramid of miniature cannon balls sits atop a granite pedestal designed to display a more grand memorial such as a column or obelisk, or possibly a figure such as a Confederate common soldier. The base is a fairly ornate design, with volutes of acanthus leaves in bas-relief.

  • Inscription

    Front: IN / LOVING / MEMORY / OF THE / MEN / WHO WORE / THE GREY

    Left: ONSLOW / COUNTY / CONFEDERATE / MEMORIAL / "LEST WE FORGET" / 1861-1865 / UNVEILED / DECEMBER 1957

    Right: BY / THE ONSLOW / GUARDS / CHAPTER /CHARTERED / 1913

    Rear: AND THE YOUNG ONSLOW CONFEDERATES OF THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY CHARTERED 1937

  • Custodian

    Onslow County Courthouse

  • Dedication Date

    December 1957

  • Decade

    1950s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.750880 , -77.431360 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Butler, Douglas. North Carolina Civil War monuments: an illustrated history (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2013).

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Onslow County," North Carolina Civil War Monuments, (accessed June 17, 2013) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    The Onslow Guards and the United Daughters of the Confederacy

  • Location

    The monument sits at the entrance to the Onslow County Courthouse on Old Bridge Street. The front of the courthouse faces south.

  • Landscape

    The monument sits in the center of a small rectangular garden bed, surrounded by evergreen and seasonal plantings. The bed sits in the center of a small plaza paved with slate stones. A flag pole flying the U.S. Flag sits in the bed behind the monument. The Onslow County World War I and World War II Memorial sits just a few feet away by the doors at the entrance to the courthouse.

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