Onslow County Confederate Soldiers Monument, Jacksonville
This monument commemorates the "Men Who Wore The Grey" from Onslow County. It is likely an unfinished monument as a small pyramid of miniature cannon balls sits atop a granite pedestal designed to display a more grand memorial such as a column or obelisk, or possibly a figure such as a Confederate common soldier. The base is a fairly ornate design, with volutes of acanthus leaves in bas-relief.
Front: IN / LOVING / MEMORY / OF THE / MEN / WHO WORE / THE GREY
Left: ONSLOW / COUNTY / CONFEDERATE / MEMORIAL / "LEST WE FORGET" / 1861-1865 / UNVEILED / DECEMBER 1957
Right: BY / THE ONSLOW / GUARDS / CHAPTER /CHARTERED / 1913
Rear: AND THE YOUNG ONSLOW CONFEDERATES OF THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY CHARTERED 1937
Onslow County Courthouse
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Butler, Douglas J. North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2013).
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Onslow County," North Carolina Civil War Monuments, (accessed June 17, 2013) Link
The Onslow Guards and the United Daughters of the Confederacy
The monument sits at the entrance to the Onslow County Courthouse on Old Bridge Street. The front of the courthouse faces south.
The monument sits in the center of a small rectangular garden bed, surrounded by evergreen and seasonal plantings. The bed sits in the center of a small plaza paved with slate stones. A flag pole flying the U.S. Flag sits in the bed behind the monument. The Onslow County World War I and World War II Memorial sits just a few feet away by the doors at the entrance to the courthouse.