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  • Monument Name

    Confederate Soldiers Monument, Gatesville

  • Type

    Common Soldier Statue

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • City

    Gatesville

  • County

    Gates

  • Description

    The Gates County Confederate Soldiers Monument is a tall, granite common soldier monument, standing in front of the Gates County Board of Elections building. It memorializes Gates County's Confederate veterans, in particular William P. Roberts, a Gates County native and youngest General in the Confederate Army.

  • Inscription

    North: TO OUR / CONFEDERATE/ DEAD / 1861-1865

    West: 1915 / CONFEDERATE MONUMENT ORGANIZATION / GATES CO. / TO OUR CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS

    East: GATES CO FURNISHED THE / YOUNGEST GENERAL IN / THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY. / W.M. P. ROBERTS, WITHOUT / MILITARY TRAINING WAS UPON / MERIT ALONE, COMMISSIONED BRIG. GEN. AT THE AGE OF 23.

  • Dedication Date

    July 8, 1915

  • Decade

    1910s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.403270 , -76.752990 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Gates County Confederate Monument," The Historic Marker Database, HMdb.org (accessed May 31, 2014). Link

      The North Carolina Historical Commission, (Raleigh, NC: 1916). Link

      Butler, Douglas J. North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2013), 164.

      Curtis, Sue J. "North Carolina Confederate Memorials," May 27, 2011, North Carolina United Daughters of the Confederacy, (accessed May 7, 2013) Link

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "North Carolina Civil War Monuments, Confederate Soldiers Monument, Gatesville," (accessed August 5, 2014) Link

      State Literary and Historical Association of North Carolina, Proceedings and Addresses of the Annual Session of the State Literary and Historical Association of North Carolina, (Raleigh,NC: 1906), 30. Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Marble, Granite

  • Sponsors

    Confederate Monument Association

  • Monument Cost

    $3,000

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The speaker at the unveiling was John J. Gatling, former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives and the North Carolina State Senate.

  • Location

    The memorial is at the intersection of Court Street (North Carolina Route 137) and New Ferry Road (County Road 1111), on the right when traveling east on Court Street, 112 Court St., Gatesville, NC.

  • Landscape

    The monument sits in the lawn area by a walkway to the main entrance of the Gates County Board of Elections building.

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