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  • Monument Name

    Stokes County Confederate Monument, Danbury

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Danbury

  • County

    Stokes

  • Description

    The Stokes County Confederate Monument in Danbury commemorates the soldiers who served in the Civil War. The front of the main monument includes a depiction of the first Confederate National flag while the sides feature depictions of Confederate soldiers. The main monument is also surrounded by nine rectangular monuments which include the names of different regiments that fought in the war.

  • Inscription

    Central monument (top): STOKES COUNTY TROOPS C. S. A.

    Central monument (base): IN HONOR OF ALL WHO SERVED

    Central monument (base left): 1861-1865

    Central monument (base right): 1861-1865

    Central monument (reverse): FROM MANASSES / TO GETTYSBURG / FROM GETTYSBURG / TO APPOMATTOX

    Central monument (reverse base): ERECTED BY / STOKES CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND / CAPT. M.W. NORFLEET CAMP #1249 / SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS / MAY 26, 1990

    Surrounding monument 1: STOKES BOYS / CO. H, 22ND REGT. N.C. INF. / ORG. JUNE 1, 1861

    Surrounding monument 2: TOWN FORK INVINCIBLES / CO. G, 21ST REGT. N.C. INF. / ORG. MAY 30, 1861

    Surrounding monument 3: MOUNTAIN BOYS / CO. F, 21ST REGT. N.C. INF. / ORG. MAY 29, 1861

    Surrounding monument 4: BROWN MOUNTAIN BOYS / CO. A, 2ND BATN. N.C. INF. / ORG. MAY 4, 1861

    Surrounding monument 5: N.C. JUNIOR RESERVES / CO. C, 4TH BATN. (3RD REGIMENT) / ORG. MAR. 30, 1864

    Surrounding monument 6: STOKES COUNTY MILITIA / 72ND REGT. N.C. INF. / 18TH, BRIGADE

    Surrounding monument 7: MOUNTAIN GRAYS / CO. G, 53RD REGT. N.C. INF. / ORG. APRIL 30, 1862

    Surrounding monument 8: DANBURY BLUES / CO. H, 53RD REGT. N.C. INF. / ORG. APRIL 30, 1862

    Surrounding monument 9: MCCULLOCH'S AVENGERS / CO. D, 52ND REGT. N.C. INF. / ORG. APRIL 28, 1862

  • Dedication Date

    May 26, 1990

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.409420 , -80.206040 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Civil War Monument Dedication Is Saturday," Danbury Reporter, May 23, 1990, 1.

      "Confederate Soldiers Remembered At Service," Danbury Reporter, May 30, 1990, 1.

      Brown, Ken. "Civil War 1861 - 1865," Killed in Action (accessed June 17, 2014) Link

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Confederate Soldiers Monument, Stokes County, Danbury" (accessed August 18, 2014) Link

      Waymarking.com. "Stokes County Confederate Memorial - Danbury, NC," American Civil War Monuments and Memorials on Waymarking.com (accessed June 5, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Red granite

  • Sponsors

    Stokes County Historical Society and Captain M.W. Norfleet Camp #1249, Sons of Confederate Veterans

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The dedication for the monument was part of a weekend-long celebration associated with Stokes County's Bicentennial. The weekend included reenactors from around North Carolina dressed in Civil War attire who camped out at a local park, a parade, and a cannon salute when the monument was revealed. About 200 Stokes County members were present for the event. Live music was played before and after the ceremony on restored instruments from Danbury's 1880s Coronet Band.

  • Location

    The monument is located northeast of the intersection of Main Street and Courthouse Circle in Danbury, North Carolina. It stands on the grounds of the Stokes County Courthouse (1012 Main Street Danbury, NC 27016).

  • Landscape

    The monument stands in a grass area to the west of the courthouse. Although trees are located near the location of the monument, there is no decorative landscaping surrounding the monument, itself.

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