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  • Monument Name

    Confederate Monument, Wilson

  • Type

    Common Soldier Statue

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Wilson

  • County

    Wilson

  • Description

    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.

  • Inscription

    C.S.A. / 1861-1865 / OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD

  • Dedication Date

    May 10, 1902

  • Decade

    1900s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.733770 , -77.905750 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Confederate Memorial Day, circa 1890," Wilson County Public Library, (accessed January 21, 2014) Link

      "Confederate Memorial Day, circa 1950s," Wilson County Public Library, (accessed January 21, 2014) Link

      "Confederate Monument, Maplewood Cemetery," Wilson County Public Library (Wilson, NC), (accessed January 21, 2014) Link

      "Confederate Monument, Wilson, N.C.," in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, (accessed December 6, 2011) 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

  • Public Site

    Unknown

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    The Wilson County Confederate Veterans and the John W. Durham Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy

  • Monument Cost

    $1,000

  • Death Space

    Yes

  • Post Dedication Use

    Memorial services are still occasionally held here on Confederate Memorial day, including in 2003.

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