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  • Monument Name

    Rockingham County Confederate Monument, Wentworth

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • City

    Wentworth

  • County

    Rockingham

  • Description

    The memorial to the Confederate Dead of Rockingham County is a square polished monolithic block of granite on a double base with a total height of about 4-feet. The primary inscription appears on one side of the large block with the dedication date and other inscriptions on the upper base.

  • Inscription

    IN MEMORY OF CONFEDERATE DEAD OF / ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WHO / DIED DURING THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES / 1861-1865 / UNITS, COMPANIES AND REGIMENTS FROM / ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA SERVING THE / CONFEDERATED STATES OF AMERICA / 1861-1865 / 63RD REG. N.C. TROOPS / 5TH REG. OF CALVARY CO. D ROCKINGHAM RANGERS / 13TH REG. N.C. INFANTRY CO. H ROCKINGHAM GUARDS / CO. I ROCKINGHAM RANGERS CO. K DIXIE BOYS / 14TH REG. N.C. INFANTRY CO. G REID GUARD / 21ST REG. N.C. INFANTRY CO. L ROCKINGHAM INVINCIBLES / 45TH REG. N.C. INFANTRY CO. A ROCKINGHAM ZOLLICOFFERS / CO. D MADISON GREYS CO. E TROUBLESOME BOYS / CO. F DAN RIVER RANGERS CO. G ROCKINGHAM REBELS / CO. H ROCKINGHAM GUARDS / 72ND REG. N.C. JUNIOR RESERVES 4TH BATTALION, CO. D / 77TH REG. N.C. SENIOR RESERVES CAPT. W.P. WILLIMAS CO. / 68TH REG. 70TH REG. 17TH BRIGADE N.C. CONFEDERATE MILITIA / A DETAIL OF COUNTY SAILORS / TO THE CONFEDERATE STATES NAVY / 22ND BATTALION N.C. HOME GUARDS 2ND REG. CO. B

    Base front: ERECTED 1998

    Base sides: Not transcribed

  • Custodian

    Rockingham County Veterans Park

  • Dedication Date

    October 31, 1998

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Supporting Sources

      "Rockingham County Veterans Park," behealthyrockinghamconc.org, (accessed May 6, 2017) Link

      “Confederate Soldiers Monument,” North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, ncmonuments.ncdcr.gov, (accessed June 24, 2016) Link

      “Reidsville SCV /UDC / MOSB Confederate Memorial Service,” Allevents.in Reidsville, (accessed April 7, 2017) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Location

    The memorial is located in the Rockingham County Veterans Park, NC Hwy 65 Wentworth, NC 27375. Several other memorials stand in the park

  • Landscape

    The Veterans Park stands at the intersection, with a small wooded area serving as a backdrop.

  • Post Dedication Use

    Memorial Day and Veterans Day festivities take place in the park.

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