Memorial Arch, Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh
This large monument consists of granite arch with a bronze plaque on each pier. It serves as an entrance to the Confederate section of the Oakwood Historic Cemetery.
Images: Front View | Back View | Right Plaque | Left Plaque | Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker and Memorial Arch
Top: CONFEDERATE CEMETERY
Right Plaque: ERECTED / IN MEMORY OF OUR / CONFEDERATE DEAD / BY THE / JOHNSTON PETTIGREW / CHAPTER / UNITED DAUGHTERS / OF THE / CONFEDERACY / 1910
Left Plaque: DEDICATED IN HONOR OT / MRS. A. W. HOFFMAN / 23 YEARS OF FAITHFUL SERVICE / AS DIVISION CHAIRMAN OF / CONFEDERATE CEMETERY / BY / JOHNSTON PETTIGREW / CHAPTER #95 / UNITED DAUGHTERS OF / THE CONFEDERACY / 1979
May 10, 1910
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Folder 45 in the E. E. Moffitt Papers, #519, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 3-12 Link
Folder 9 in the E. E. Moffitt Papers, #519, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scan 3 Link
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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), 14, 47, 65, (accessed May 23, 2012) Link
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United Daughters of the Confederacy, General James Johnston Pettigrew Chapter
Held on Confederate Memorial Day, events began with a lunch on Capital Square and then a procession to Oakwood cemetery. Dr. D.H. Hill, Jr., President of North Carolina A&M (Now NC State University), was master of ceremonies. The memorial presentation address was given by Mrs. E.E. Moffit. The featured address was given by Governor W.W. Kitchin whose speech paid tribute to the Confederate soldier and women of the south. The unveiling was by granddaughters of Confederate generals R.F. Hoke and D.H. Hill, Sr. During the service, 50 “sweet young women of Peace Institute and Meredith College placed tiny Confederate flags” and flowers on Confederate graves in the Cemetery.
Historic Oakwood Cemetery was founded in 1869 in North Carolina's capital, Raleigh, near the North Carolina State Capitol in the city's Historic Oakwood neighborhood. Annual Confederate Memorial Day services are held at the Oakwood Cemetery each May.
The memorial is located at the Historic Oakwood Cemetery, at 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh,
House of Memory, the Memorial Wall, Gettysburg Memorial, Confederate Monument, Colonel McLeod Turner Monument, Col. Burgwyn Monument, General George Anderson Monument, CSS H.L. Hunley Submarine Memorial, Randolph Shotwell Memorial, Arlington Dead Marker
and the Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker stand in the same section of
the Oakwood Cemetery. Outside the Confederate section are memorials to Worth Bagley and
William Ruffin Cox.
A bronze plaque commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War is a dozen feet to the left and slightly behind the Memorial Arch. It has been dedicated on April 11, 2015.
The memorial stands on a grassy area, surrounded by shrubbery and trees.
Confederate Memorial Day Services are held annually at the cemetery.