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  • Monument Name

    The Last Grand Review (Confederate Army), Selma

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • City

    Selma

  • County

    Johnston

  • Description

    The marker is a simple granite slab several feet high. Above the inscription are crossed flags. The left flag is the third Confederate national flag (also called the “Blood- stained Banner) adopted in March 1865. The right flag is the First Regiment North Carolina Volunteers (the Bethel Regiment). This flag is similar to the NC state flag of the confederacy with the battle honor “Bethel” inscribed on the flag. This regiment was honored for having had the first soldier killed during the Civil War for the Confederacy and was the only regiment to receive an official state flag.

  • Inscription

    THE LAST GRAND REVIEW / ON THIS SITE, APRIL 6, 1965, THE LAST GRAND / REVIEW OF THE CONFEDERATE ARMY WAS HELD. / THE TROOPS WERE REVIEWED BY GENERAL J.E. / JOHNSTON, GOVERNOR VANCE AND OTHERS.

    ERECTED BY ELI OLIVE CAMP, #1466 SONS OF / CONFEDERATE VETERANS, APRIL, 1990.

  • Dedication Date

    April 1990

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.558760 , -78.296970 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Flags Of North Carolina,” Confederate Flags, http://confederateflags.org/, (accessed June 2, 2016) Link

      “The Last Grand Review,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed June 2, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Eli Olive Camp #1466 Sons of Confederate Veterans

  • Location

    The maker is at the corner of Buffalo Road and Old Beulah Road on the right when traveling from Selma, NC on Buffalo Road.

  • Landscape

    The marker is surrounded by bushes in a well maintained residential lawn area with mature trees. Right to its right is the “Mitchener Station” North Carolina Civil War Trail marker that details events surrounding the Final Review of the Confederate Army.

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