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  • Monument Name

    Monument to Nine Confederate Brothers [Tolar Memorial], Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville

  • Type

    Column

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Fayetteville

  • County

    Cumberland

  • Description

    This monument was dedicated to nine brothers of the Tolar family from Cumberland County who died as Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. The column is made of stone and tapers upward to a pyramidal cap. It sits on a three tier base. The front is inscribed with a dedication to the brothers, and the sides are inscribed with their names, regiments, and battles where they died.

  • Inscription

    Front, on column: In Memory of / Nine Tolar Brothers / Sons of / ROBERT & FRANCES TOLAR / All Born in Cumberland County, N.C. / All Volunteered in 1861. / They gave their best service / to this county / as Confederate Soldiers.

    Front, on base: TOLAR

  • Dedication Date

    1913

  • Decade

    1910s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.054500 , -78.872780 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Confederate Veteran, 21 (1913), p. 225. Link

      Smith, Blanche Lucas. North Carolina's Confederate Monuments and Memorials, (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1941)

  • Public Site

    Unknown

  • Materials & Techniques

    Stone

  • Sponsors

    John R. Tolar

  • Nickname

    Tolar Brothers Monument

  • Subject Notes

    John Tolar dedicated the monument in 1913 in honor of his father, Captain William J. Tolar and his brothers, all who joined up with the Confederate army in 1861 and subsequently died in battle. John Tolar was the President of Tolar-Hart Cotton Mills in Fayetteville and at one time a businessman in New York City, as reported by Blanche Smith.

  • Location

    The memorial sits in Cross Creek Cemetery near the Cumberland County Confederate Monument which is believed to be the first Confederate monument erected in North Carolina.

  • Death Space

    Yes

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