Confederate Monument, Lumberton
McNeel Marble Co., Supplier
This colossal monument consists of a tapered pedestal upon which stands a uniformed Confederate soldier holding his gun in a resting position. The pedestal itself contains several inscriptions and images. There are crossed sabers carved onto the north side of the foundation, while the western side that faces the street displays mounted cannons. Above the base is an inscribed image of the Confederate flag.
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1865 / OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD
North face: 1861 / THIS MARBLE MINSTREL'S VOICELESS STONE / IN DEATHLESS SONG SHALL TELL, / WHEN MANY A VANISHED AGE HATH FLOWN / THE STORY OF HOW THEY FELL. / ON FAME'S ETERNAL CAMPING GROUND, / THEIR SILENT TENTS ARE SPREAD, / AND GLORY GUARDS WITH SOLEMN ROUND / THE BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD.
South face: ERECTED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF / THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY / IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE TWO THOUSAND / CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF ROBESON COUNTY.
May 10, 1907
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United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division. Minutes of the Tenth Annual Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division, Held at Durham, N.C., October 10th, 11th and 12th 1906, (Newton, NC: Enterprise Job Print., 1907), 107, (accessed September 3, 2012) Link
United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division. Minutes of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy North Carolina Division, Held at New Bern, N.C., October 13, 14, 15, 1920 (Charlotte, N.C.: Queen City Printing Company, 1920), 147, (accessed September 10, 2012) Link
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The United Daughters of the Confederacy
Money was raised by subscription with frequent reports within the local papers of who had donated. Donors promised at least $2774.81 to fund the monument. At least $1918 of these subscriptions were actually collected.
The monument was still missing the statue, which had not arrived yet, that tops the monument for the dedication ceremony on Confederate Memorial Day (May 10) in 1907. It was latter added to the base. Governor Glenn gave a speech at the dedication and the crowd was estimated at 7000 people.
Dedicated to the Confederate soldiers of Robeson County.
Located in front of the County Courthouse on Elm Street facing west.