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  • Monument Name

    Company B, 10th Regiment, NC Heavy Artillery, Erwin

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • Creator

    Edgerton Memorials, Inc., Dunn NC, Foundry

  • City

    Erwin

  • County

    Harnett

  • Description

    The marker to Company B, 10 Regiment of the NC Heavy Artillery, known as the “Black River Tigers,” stands just over six feet tall consisting of a granite block 30 inches wide and 9 inches thick on a granite base with a concrete pad for the foundation. The monuments front face, in addition to the inscription, has incised a piece of heavy artillery at the top and two soldiers at the bottom. One soldier is at parade rest and the other appears to be charging. The list of names on back of the marker is the original Black River Tigers roster. A marker to the history of Old Averasborough and a memorial to the Six Sons of Thomas and Mary Avera form a triangle on the concrete pad. Four flagpoles surround this grouping. One flies the American flag, one the Confederate national flag, one the Confederate battle flag and one a Revolutionary War era flag.

    Images: Back inscription | Grouping of three monuments | Monuments and flagpoles

  • Inscription

    Front, center of marker: COMPANY B. / 10TH BATTALION / NORTH CAROLINA HEAVY ARTILLERY / DEFENDERS OF AVERASBORO / MARCH 15 AND 16, 1865 / “THE BLACK RIVER TIGERS”

    Front, bottom of marker: ERECTED AND DEDICATED MAY 19, 2012 / ON THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR MUSTER / BY SVC CAMP 2152, TIM CARROL COMMANDER

    Rear: [List of 188 names in three columns]

  • Custodian

    Bryan Avery

  • Dedication Date

    May 19, 2012

  • Decade

    2010s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.307110 , -78.679580 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      North Carolina History Project. "Averasboro (Town of)," (accessed June 25, 2014) Link

      Phone interview with Bryan Avery by Russell Long on August 27, 2015

      “Sons of Confederate Veterans-Black River Tigers Camp 2151,” Facebook, (accessed August 26, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Sons of Confederate Veterans-Black River Tigers Camp 2152

  • Monument Cost

    $2,500

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The dedication ceremony took place at 3 PM with Confederate soldier reenactors present.

  • Subject Notes

    The site is a permanent private easement to Bryan Avery but within a few feet of the public right of way. The public may access the site. The easement for the site was provided by Wade Hampton West.

  • Location

    The monument stands on the northwest corner of a four way intersection, Salt Market Street and Norris Road run east-west, and Chicora Road runs north-south. The monument forms a triangle, along with Olde Averasborough Monument and a marker to the Six Sons of Thomas and Mary Avera.

  • Landscape

    The monument stands on the grass in rural area outside the town of Erwin.

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