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  • Monument Name

    Arlington Dead Marker, Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • City

    Raleigh

  • County

    Wake

  • Description

    This monument consists of a lectern shaped granite maker on a single base with a bronze plaque. The front, north face, is adorned with a wreath with CSA incised in the center and DEO VINDICE incised into the wreaths ribbon. The monument marks the mass burial site of 107 North Carolina soldiers who had died as prisoners of war and initially buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. In 1883 the bodies were returned to North Carolina by the Ladies Memorial Association of Wake County. The bronze plaque lists the names of soldiers that were known. Placed at the base of the monument is a small granite marker with the names of two soldiers identified later. The monument is a few feet south of the Confederate Monument.

  • Inscription

    Bronze Plaque: THIS MONUMENT HONORS THE REMAINS OF ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN NORTH / CAROLINA CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS, SOME KNOW ONLY TO GOD, WHO DIED / BETWEEN 1863 AND 1865 IN WASHINGTON DC, AS PRISONERS OF WAR, AND WHO / WERE INTERRED IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.

    ON OCTOBER 17, 1883, THEY WERE REINTERRED AT THIS SITE. / [Two columns of names with military unit and date of death]

    Granite marker: ONGOING RESEARCH BY THE / SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS / HAS REVEALED THE IDENTITY / OF THE FOLLOWING / PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN SOLDIERS / LOFTIN NETHERCUTT PVT CO B 3 NC INF 10 FEB 1864 / MARCUS AURELIUS CREWS PVT CO F 2 SC INF 24 OCT 1864

  • Custodian

    Oakwood Cemetery

  • Dedication Date

    May 2, 1993

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.784930 , -78.627120 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Historic Oakwood Cemetery, http://historicoakwoodcemetery.org (accessed May 19, 2015) Link

      “North Carolina Confederate POW’s,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed November 3, 2015) Link

      “Oakwood Cemetery Confederate Monument – Raleigh, NC,” Waymarking.com (accessed November 3, 2015) Link

      “The Arlington Dead,” News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), October 20, 1883, 1

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Subject Notes

    Historic Oakwood Cemetery was founded in 1869 in North Carolina's capital, Raleigh, near the North Carolina State Capitol in the city's Historic Oakwood neighborhood. Annual Confederate Memorial Day services are held at the Oakwood Cemetery each May.

  • Location

    The memorial is located in Historic Oakwood Cemetery, at 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601, in Confederate section. The Memorial Arch, House of Memory, Confederate Monument, Memorial Wall, Gettysburg Memorial, Colonel McLeod Turner Monument, Col. Burgwyn Monument, General George Anderson Monument, CSS H.L. Hunley Submarine Memorial, Randolph Shotwell Memorial, and the Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker stand in the same section of the Oakwood Cemetery. Outside the Confederate section are memorials to Worth Bagley and William Ruffin Cox.

  • Landscape

    The memorial is surrounded by grave markers and monuments.

  • Death Space

    Yes

  • Post Dedication Use

    The Oakwood Cemetery continues to serve for Confederate Memorial Services each Memorial Day.

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