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  • Monument Name

    Thomasville and Davidson County Civil War Memorial, Thomasville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Thomasville

  • County

    Davidson

  • Description

    This war memorial is reminiscent of a simple grave marker. Made of gray granite, it is a rectangular plane, peaked at the top. It has inscriptions on both the front and rear face.

  • Inscription

    Front (facing the street): “1861-1865 / LEAST [sic] WE FORGET” / [Confederate seal and cross] / DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY / OF THOSE SOLDIERS FROM / THOMASVILLE AND DAVIDSON / COUNTY THAT SERVED IN / THE CONFEDERACY DURING THE / WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE / NEAR THIS SPOT IN 1861 / SOLDIERS BOARDED A TRAIN / TO LEAVE FOR THE WAR / MANY NEVER TO RETURN

    Rear (facing railroad tracks): DONATIONS IN MEMORY OF / 14TH REGIMENT NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS / BY / 14TH REGIMENT NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS REACTIVATED / PVT. JOHN SPENCER TURNER / BY / STEVE ANTHONY VESTAL AND LOUISE TURNER ADAMS / PVT. BARTLETT YANCY CLARK / 14TH REGIMENT, NCT’S CO H / PVT. WILLIAM CLAY ROUTH / 22ND NC TROOPS, CO M / PVT. THOMAS M. BLANKENSHIP / 17TH VA REGT, CO. G / PVT. WILLIAM ALEXANDER SULLIVAN / PVT. CHARLES PAYNE / SANFORD PAYNE / PVT. WILLIAM C. CARTER / PVT. DAVID EDDINGER / DONATED BY / THE THOMASVILLE RIFLES / SCV CAMP 172

  • Dedication Date

    The monument may have been erected sometime around 1910.

  • Decade

    1910s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.883070 , -80.080370 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Thomasville and Davidson County Civil War Veterans," markeroni.com, (accessed December 4, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    The Sons of Confederate Veterans, “Thomasville Rifles”, Camp 172

  • Location

    Located near the Old Depot in Thomasville, the memorial stands next to a flag, near the railroad tracks. Close to the intersection of East Main and Cramer streets, at 55 East Main Street, Thomasville, NC.

  • Landscape

    The monument stands in a grass area between East Main Street and railroad tracks, surrounded by shady trees.

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