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  • Monument Name

    Confederate Soldiers Memorial, Dobson

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • City

    Dobson

  • County

    Surry

  • Description

    The memorial is in the form of a narrow slab of granite with a gable top on a single base. Incised into the front is a Confederate soldier who is wearing a kepi military hat, bed roll over one shoulder, and holding a musket. The rear has a pair of crossed flags in color. The flag on the right is the Confederate flag of North Carolina and the one on the left is the Confederate national flag.

    Images: Rear view | Confederate Soldiers Memorial and War Dead Memorial in front of the Surry County Courthouse

  • Inscription

    Front: IN MEMORY OF THE CONFEDERATE / SOLDIERS OF SURRY COUNTY / 1861 – 1865

    Rear: 1861 1865 / “DUTY IS THE SUBLIMEST WORD IN / OUR LANGUAGE. DO YOUR DUTY IN / ALL THINGS. YOU CANNOT DO MORE. / YOU SHOULD NEVER WISH TO DO LESS.” / ROBERT E. LEE / ERECTED BY / SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS / CAMP 1595 / MAY 20, 2000

  • Dedication Date

    May 20, 2005

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.395670 , -80.723170 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Surry County Court-House, ca. 1932, Dobson, N.C., Surry County", North Carolina Postcard Collection (P052), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill Link

      NC Department of Cultural Resources. “Surry County,” North Carolina Civil War Monuments, (accessed February 26, 2016) Link

      “Confederate Soldiers Memorial – Dobson, North Carolina,” Waymarking.com, (accessed February, 26, 2016) Link

      “Confederate Soldiers of Surry County,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed February 26, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1595

  • Location

    The memorial is located at the old Surry County Courthouse, 141 Main St. Dobson, NC. It stands on the lawn on the east side of the building across a sidewalk to the left of the Surry County War Dead monument. The Surry County World War I Memorial is located on the north side courthouse.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on the front lawn of the courthouse building.

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