Source: Confederate Monument, Wilson NC
Confederate Monument, Wilson
This monument displays a confederate soldier standing at rest atop a narrow, square column mounted on a three-layered pedestal. It honors the 101 Confederates who died in Wilson General Hospital #2 and sits atop a mound covering the mass grave containing the remains of these soldiers. A cannon lies to the left side of the monument, located in Maplewood Cemetery.
C.S.A. / 1861-1865 / OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD
May 10, 1902
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"Confederate Monument, Wilson, N.C." in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill Link
Connor, R. D. W. "Memorial Day, An Interpretation: An Address by R. D. W. Connor before the John W. Dunham Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, " (Raleigh, NC: Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., 1909), (accessed May 22, 2012) Link
Hardy, Michael C. Remembering North Carolina’s Confederates, (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006)
Rogers, Dennis. “Confederate Memorial Day in N.C.," Free Republic, (accessed January 22, 2012) Link
Smith, Blanche Lucas. North Carolina's Confederate Monuments and Memorials, (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1941)
United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division. Minutes of the Fourteenth Annual Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division, Held at Rocky Mount N.C., October 12th, 13th, 14th 1910, [Raleigh, NC: Capital Printing Co., 1910], 100, (accessed September 3, 2012) Link
The Wilson County Confederate Veterans and the John W. Durham Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
Memorial services are still occasionally held here on Confederate Memorial day, including in 2003.