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  • Monument Name

    Union County Revolutionary War Soldiers, Monroe

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

  • City

    Monroe

  • County

    Union

  • Description

    The monument is a large rough-hewn granite block with a bronze plaque attached. In relief on the plaque above the inscription are crossed United States flags. Below the list of names is the spinning wheel insignia of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Images: Far-off view of the memorial

  • Inscription

    IN MEMORY OF THE REVOLUTIONARY / SOLDIERS OF UNION COUNTY /

    [Left Column] SAMUEL ADAMS / THOMAS ASHCRAFT / STEPHEN BELLEW / BRITTON BELK / WILLIAM BLAIR / REUBEN BOSWELL / JAMES BRADLEY / WILLIAM BREWER / JEREMIAH CLONTZ / CAPTAIN JOHN CUTHBERTSON / HUGH FORBIS / CAPTAIN JOHN FOSTER / SAMUEL GIVENS / RICHARD GRIFFIN / THOMAS GRIFFIN / HENRY HARRIS / GEORGE HELMS / CAPTAIN JAMES HUEY / WILLIAM HOUSTON / JOHN LEMMOND / WILLIAM LEMMOND / HUGH MCCAIN, SR. / HUGH MCCAIN, JR. / JAMES MCCAIN /

    [Right Column] JOHN MCCAIN / WILLIAM MCCAIN / AARON MCWHORTER / GEORGE MCWHORTER / MAJOR JOHN MCWHORTER / MOSES MCWHORTER / JOHN MOORE / ABRAHAM MOSES / JOSEPH OSBORNE / CAPTAIN CHARLIE POLK / JOHN PYRON / WILLIAM PYRON / EDWARD RICHARDSON / GEORGE RICHARDSON / NED RICHARDSON / VALENTINE RICHARDSON / JAMES ROSS / JOHN SECREST / WILLIAM SIMPSON / EMANUEL STEPHENS / CAPTAIN ANDREW WALKER / CAPTAIN JOHN WALKER / JOHN WENTZ / REV. JOSEPH WILLIAMS /

    [Center] PHILIPH WOLFE

    ERECTED BY / JOHN FOSTER CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / 1931

  • Custodian

    Union County

  • Dedication Date

    October 31, 1931

  • Decade

    1930s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.982670 , -80.549660 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Old Courthouse,” Union County Public Library, http://history.union.lib.nc.us, Photo # 00026, (accessed August 15, 2016) Link

      “Revolutionary War Monument,” Union County Public Library, http://history.union.lib.nc.us, Photo # 00031, (accessed August 15, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, Winnsboro granite

  • Sponsors

    Daughters of the American Revolution, John Foster Chapter

  • Location

    The monument is located on the west lawn of the Old Union County Courthouse, at 400 North Main Street, Monroe, NC 28112. The memorial faces W. Franklin Street. Other memorials in front of the historic courthouse include a Confederate Soldiers Monument, a marker for Confederate Pensioners of Color, Courthouse Cross and War Dead Plaques, Korean War and World War One memorials. A Fire Fighters memorial is located on the south side and Vietnam Memorial on the east side lawn.

  • Landscape

    The courthouse building is surrounded by mature shady trees, seasonal and evergreen plants, and a well-maintained lawn.

  • Post Dedication Use

    The courthouse lawn serves as a ceremonial center for community activities, such as parades. The United Daughters of the Confederacy used to hold Memorial Day celebrations at the site until some residents protested the ceremonies.

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