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  • Monument Name

    Civil War Commemoration Plaque, Whiteville

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • City

    Whiteville

  • County

    Columbus

  • Description

    The marble tablet, adorned with a carved Confederate National Flag and a Confederate Battle Flag in its upper left corner, also includes the seal of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in its upper right corner. The tablet, as a whole, measures approximately 3 feet in height. This inscribed marble plaque is installed inside the Columbus County Courthouse.

  • Inscription

    C. S. A. / TO THE GALLANT AND HEROIC MEN / OF COLUMBUS COUNTY WHO SERVED IN / THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES / 1861-1865 / "WHOM POWER COULD NOT CORRUPT / WHOM DEATH COULD NOT TERRIFY / WHOM DEFEAT COULD NOT DISHONOR" / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED WITH DEEP DEVOTION / AND PRIDE BY THE JEFFERSON DAVIS CHAPTER / UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY / WHITEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA / 1959

  • Custodian

    Columbus County

  • Dedication Date

    1959

  • Decade

    1950s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.338900 , -78.703530 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Butler, Douglas J. North Carolina Civil War Monuments, An Illustrated History, (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2013), 218.

      Folder 0296: Whiteville: Columbus County Courthouse: Scan 1, in the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Link

      United Daughters of the Confederacy North Carolina Division, Inc. "Defunct Chapters by Location - Name" Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Marble

  • Sponsors

    Jefferson Davis Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy

  • Location

    The tablet is located inside the Columbus County courthouse.

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