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  • Monument Name

    Greenview Cemetery Memorial to Confederate Soldiers, Reidsville

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • City

    Reidsville

  • County

    Rockingham

  • Description

    The monument is rectangular with a depiction of the Confederate flag on both sides near the top of the marker. Additionally, inscriptions pay tribute to the Confederate soldiers for whom this monument was created.

  • Inscription

    Front: DEDICATED / TO THE HONOR AND SACRIFICE / OF THE / MEN OF THE CONFEDERACY / 1861-1865 / ERECTED BY ROCKINGHAM COUNTY CHAPTER / UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY / 1956

    Back: TO THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS / OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY / TRUE AS THE STEEL OF THEIR TRIED / BLADES, HEROES IN HEART AND HAND. / THEY FOUGHT LIKE BRAVE MEN, LONG / AND WELL. / LET POSTERITY LEARN THEIR TRUE / STORY, AND FOREVER HONOR THEIR / PATRIOTIC DEVOTION.

  • Custodian

    United Daughters of the Confederacy

  • Dedication Date

    1956

  • Decade

    1950s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.346600 , -79.658070 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

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

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Rockingham County," North Carolina Civil War Monuments, (accessed June 6, 2014) Link

      Waymarking.com "Memorial to Confederate Soldiers - Reidsville, North Carolina," Waymarking.com, (accessed June 6, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    United Daughters of the Confederacy

  • Subject Notes

    This monument was Rockingham County's second Confederate monument, with the first Confederate Soldier Monument dedicated in 1910.

    A number of Confederate graves are located in Greenview Cemetery in Reidsville. As such, the monument is located near several of these graves. The city deeded a plot of land in the cemetery to the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1925 to use for Civil War veterans and their descendants.

  • Location

    The monument is located in Greenview Cemetery where it stands in a row with Confederate graves.

  • Landscape

    The monument sits in the Greenview cemetery lawn, a grass area with little other foliage. As it is located in a cemetery, the monument is also surrounded by graves and a variety of grave markers.

  • Approval Process

    As part of the process associated with this monument, a plot of land was deeded to the United Daughters of the Confederacy by the city of Reidsville in 1925. This plot of land is where the monument currently sits. The Rockingham County Chapter of the UDC began saving for the monument in 1953 but was not able to put the monument up until 1956.

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