Gen. George Burgwyn Anderson Monument, Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh
The marble monument to General George Burgwyn Anderson is an obelisk standing on a three tier base
sitting on a rock and concrete foundation. Inscriptions appear on the south and north face of
the obelisk. In relief on the east face is a sword incised in a decorative scabbard. In relief on the
west face appears a furled Confederate battle flag.
Images: South face inscription | North face inscription | Confederate battle flag | Sword | Signature of stone cutters
South Face: GEO. B. ANDERSON / BRIGADIER GENERAL / CONFEDERATE STATES / ARMY / BORN
APRIL 12th, 1831. / DIED OCTOBER 16TH, 1862 / OF A WOUND RECEIVED / AT THE BATTLE /
North Face: SEVEN PINES. / MECHANICSVILLE. / COLD HARBOR. / MALVERN HILL. / SOUTH MOUNTAIN. / SHARPSBURG.
West Face, beneath furled flag: ANDERSON
Erected in May, 1868
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General Anderson was wounded at the battle of Sharpsburg (Antietem) in Maryland on
September 17, 1862. This was the bloodiest single day of combat during the Civil War. After the
battle Anderson was carried to Richmond and then to Raleigh where he had a foot amputated
on October 15th. He died of shock the next day.
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 in Historic Oakwood Cemetery, at 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601, in Confederate section. The Memorial Arch, House of Memory, Confederate Monument, Memorial Wall, Gettysburg Memorial, Colonel McLeod Turner Monument, Col. Burgwyn 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.
The memorial is surrounded by grave markers and monuments.
The Oakwood Cemetery continues to serve for Confederate Memorial Services each Memorial Day.