Confederate Soldiers Monument, High Point
The Confederate Dead monument in Oakwood Cemetery is an obelisk of Georgia marble. The obelisk stands on a triple base with a die stone and cap and is 15-ft. total height. The area around the base has been filled with concrete and a Confederate battle flag has been painted. The monument is centered where the flag’s stars and bars cross. The monument marks the mass grave of men who died at the Barbee House which had been used as a Confederate Hospital and had been buried at various places around High Point. They were gathered and re-interred in 1867.
Erected by /
Guilford Council /
No. 23 Jr. O.U.A.M. /
July 4, 1899
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Guildford Council #23, Junior Order United American Mechanics
The unveiling ceremony at the cemetery was canceled due to rain and the speeches moved to the opera house. Mayor J.J. Cox delivered the welcome address followed by Professor George Crowell delivering a presentation speech. The monument dedication speech was given by F.C. Robbins of Lexington. Julian Carr gave the featured speech titled "Confederate Soldier and His Monument."
The monument is located in Oakwood Cemetery, also known as Oakwood Memorial Park, or Oakwood Municipal Cemetery, at 512 Steele St, High Point, NC.
The obelisk is surrounded by shady trees and graveyards.