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  • Monument Name

    Mitchell County Confederate Dead, Bakersville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • City

    Bakersville

  • County

    Mitchell

  • Description

    The memorial is a simple granite slab in the form of a large gable top tombstone on a single base. The names of 79 men who died during the Civil War are listed in two columns on the front and back. It is surrounded with two layers of red block of the type used to build retaining walls.

    Images: Far-off view | Rear view | Base, south side | Base, north side | Base, east and west sides

  • Inscription

    Front, south face: HONORING / MITCHELL COUNTY’S CONFEDERATE DEAD /
    [Left Column] PVT. THOMAS C. BAILEY / SGT. ELIJAH W. BAKER / PVT. JOHN F. BAKER / PVT. JOSEPH R. BAKER / PVT. NEWTON A. BAKER / PVT. JOSEPH HENRY BARTLETT / PVT. SAMUEL D. BARTLETT / PVT. JOHN W. BEAVER / PVT. WILLIAM BRADSHAW / PVT. EDMOND BUCHANAN / PVY. ELI BUCHANAN / PVT. GEORGE BUCHANAN / PVT. JOEL BUCHANAN / PVT. JOHN B. BUCHANAN / PVT. WAIGHTSVILLE BUCHANAN / PVT. JASON C. BURLESON / PVT. WILLIAM P. BURLESON / PVT. DAVID L. CARPENTER / PVT. JAMES A. CARPENTER / PVT. JOSEPH L. CARPENTER / 1 ST LT. DAVID A. CHANDLER /
    [Right Column] PVT. JOHN EBEN CHILDS / PVT. WILLIAM COOK / PVT. THOMAS N. COX / CPL. WILLIAM A. COX / PVT. DAVID H. CUTHBERTSON / PVT. WILLIAM A. DAVIS / PVT. PHILIP H. DUNCAN / PVT. CHARLES H. ENGLISH / PVT. J. HARVEY ENGLISH / PVT. WILLIAM B. FORTNER / PVT. JAMES FRANKLIN / PVT. SAMUEL D. FRANKLIN / MUS. GUTRIDGE GARLAND / PVT. HODGE RAYBURN GARLAND / PVT. WILLIAM GOUGE / PVT. MAJOR GRAGG / PVT. ADELBERT GRAHAM / 1 ST LT. JOHN C. GREEN / PVT. JOSEPH F. HAVENER / PVT. HILLIARD HORN

    Rear, north face: LEAST WE FORGET. / THESE MEN DIED FOR THEIR / FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE. “DEO VINDICE” /
    [Left Column] PVT. JOHN D. HOWELL / PVT. ROBERT P. HOWELL / PVT. LEVI FRANKLIN JARRETT / SGT. SAMUEL JOHNSON / PVT. W. REDWINE JOHNSON / PVT. HENRY JUSTICE / PVT. JAMES M. KNIFE / PVT. WILLIAM LEDFORD / PVT. JAMES W. LEWIS / PVT. WALTER MCCURRY / PVT. ARTHUR MCFALLS / MUS. MOSES MCKINNEY / SGT. MOSES J. MCKINNEY / PVT. WILLIAM MCVAY / PVT. ABRAHAM ODOM / PVT. JOHN ODUM / PVT. JAMES MCG. OLLIS / PVT. DAMIEL WL PARKER / PVT. J. TARPLY PHILLIPS / PVT. JOSIAH PITTMAN /
    [Right Column] PVT. LEANDER PYATT / PVT. JOHN W. ROBERSON / PVT. LEVI ROSE / PVT. THERON SHERWOOD / PVT. KENNETH R. SINGLETON / PVT. LEWIS P. SILVER / 2 ND LT. JACKSON STEWART / PVT. JOSEPH STEWART / PVT. WILLIAM H. STEWART / PVT. FRANKLIN WEBB / PVT. BENJAMIN WILLIS / PVT. HENRY WILLIS / PVT. JOSEPH W. WILLIS / SGT. BARTLETT WILSON / PVT. JAMES N. WISE / CPL. AARON A. WISEMAN / 3 RD LT. JOHN WESS WISEMAN / PVT. WILLIAM M. MOODY / PVT. WILLIE WOODY / PVT. JOHN L. YELLTON

    Base, south side: COLONEL JOHN B. PALMER CAMP 1946 / SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

    Base, north side: MARTHA REID SILVER / CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

    Base, east side: ERECTED 2011 / 150 TH ANNIVERSARY / OF SECESSION

    Base, west side: ERECTED 2011 / 150 TH ANNIVERSARY / OF SECESSION

  • Custodian

    Mitchell County Historical Society

  • Dedication Date

    October 8, 2011

  • Decade

    2010s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.015350 , -82.158090 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Bakersville Courthouse," Bakersville, North Carolina, http://www.bakersville.com, (accessed May 18, 2016) Link

      Folder 0901: Bakersville: 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

      Folder 0901: Bakersville: Courthouse: Scan 3, in the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Link

      “The Weekend Update (Without Dennis Miller),” MichaeHardy.blogspot, (accessed May 19, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

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

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Historian Michael Hardy delivered the dedication speech to approximately 125 people at the ceremony held as part of the Mitchell County Civil War Sesquicentennial celebration. Remarks were also given by Bakersville Mayor Charles Vines and several members of the Col John B. Palmer Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Martha Reid Silver Confederate Memorial Association. The names on the monument were also read, a wreath laid and volleys fired.

  • Location

    The memorial is located in front of the historic Mitchell County Courthouse at 11 N. Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC. It stands to the right of the main entrance. Mitchell County War Memorial stands to the left of the main entrance, at the corner of N. Mitchell Avenue and Highway 226.

  • Landscape

    The marker stands on the front lawn.

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