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  • Monument Name

    Yancey County Confederate Soldiers Monument, Burnswille

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • City

    Burnsville

  • County

    Yancey

  • Description

    The Confederate monument in Yancey County is a simple gable topped marker in the style of a large gravestone made of granite. It stands just over 6.5 feet tall on a granite foundation. It is 4.5 feet wide and faces in an east/west orientation. Inscriptions appear at the top of both sides of the marker and on the base on both sides. The names of 144 Yancey County Civil War dead cover the face of both sides of the marker.

    Images: West face | West base | East face | East base | Yancey County Confederate Soldiers and Veterans Memorials

  • Inscription

    West face: HONORING / YANCEY COUNTY’S CONFEDERATE WAR DEAD / [Two columns of names]

    West base: COLONEL JOHN B. PALMER CAMP 1946 / SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

    East face: LEAST WE FORGET / THESE MEN DIED FOR THEIR / FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE. “DEO VINDICE.” / [Two columns of names]

    East base: MARTHA REID SILVER / CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

  • Dedication Date

    September 26, 2009

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.917220 , -82.299060 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Hardy, Michael C. The Fifty-Eighth North Carolina Troops: Tar Heels in the Army of Tennessee, McFarland, 2010, p.183. Link

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Confederate Soldiers Monument, Burnsville, Yancey County," (accessed November 17, 2014) Link

      Scruggs, Leonard M. "Burnsville and the American Iliad: Battle Flags and Monuments," The Tribune Papers.com", November 17, 2013, (accessed November 17, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Colonel John B. Palmer Camp 1946 Sons of Confederate Veterans. Martha Reid Silver Confederate Memorial Association.

  • Subject Notes

    The new courthouse was built in 1968. Earlier the County Courthouse was at the other end of the square. A statue of Otway Burns, for whom the town is named, stands in the center of the town square.

  • Location

    The memorial stands in front of the Yancey County Courthouse, 110 Town Square, Burnsville, NC. It is next to Yancey County Veterans Memorial, on its right.

  • Landscape

    The monument sits on the Courthouse front lawn.

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