Stokes County Confederate Monument, Danbury
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.
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
May 26, 1990
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"Civil War Monument Dedication Is Saturday," Danbury Reporter, May 23, 1990, 1.
"Confederate Soldiers Remembered At Service," Danbury Reporter, May 30, 1990, 1.
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North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Confederate Soldiers Monument, Stokes County, Danbury" (accessed August 18, 2014) Link
Stokes County Historical Society and Captain M.W. Norfleet Camp #1249, Sons of Confederate Veterans
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.
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). The Stokes County World War I Monument is in front and in line with the Confederate memorial.
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.