Confederate Soldiers Monument, Winton
Suffolk Marble Works, VA, Builder
This 13-foot-tall monument is composed of a tiered base with a life-sized Confederate soldier standing on top holding a Springfield rifle. The base is surrounded by four cannon balls. The monument is dedicated to the memory of Confederate soldiers from Hertford County.
South side: OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD / 1861-1865
West side: HERTFORD COUNTY CHAPTER / U. D. C.
September 25, 1913
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Bronze statue, granite shaft and base
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Hertford County Chapter
$2,500 ($1,000 from state legislature)
The cornerstone was laid by the Masonic Lodge on August 23, 1910, with the unveiling originally planned for May 10, 1911. The reasons for the delay are uncertain but on September 25, 1913 the big day had finally arrived. Six little girls, members of the Anne Virginia Jackson Chapter, Children's Auxiliary to the Hertford County Chapter, U.D.C., assisted in the unveiling, led by nine-year-old Marietta Randolph Bridger. The orator for the day was then Attorney General, later Governor, T.W. Bickett.
Mrs. Roswell Carter Bridger and Miss Willie Boone, daughter of Captain Thomas D. Boone, worked to solicit subscriptions throughout the county in order to secure the monument.
The monument is located in front of the Hertford County Courthouse, 701 King Street, Winton N.C. The Hertford County WWI Memorial is located on the other side of the building facing N. King Street.
The monument is situated on the intersection of two roads, on the lawn of a one-story, red-brick county courthouse.