Mitchell County Confederate Dead, Bakersville
The memorial is a simple granite slab in the form of a large gable top tombstone on a single base.
The names of 79 men who died during the Civil War are listed in two columns on the front and
back. It is surrounded with two layers of red block of the type used to build retaining walls.
Images: Far-off view | Rear view | Base, south side | Base, north side | Base, east and west sides
Front, south face: HONORING / MITCHELL COUNTY’S CONFEDERATE DEAD /
[Left Column] PVT. THOMAS C. BAILEY / SGT. ELIJAH W. BAKER / PVT. JOHN F. BAKER / PVT. JOSEPH R. BAKER / PVT. NEWTON A. BAKER / PVT. JOSEPH HENRY BARTLETT / PVT. SAMUEL D. BARTLETT / PVT. JOHN W. BEAVER / PVT. WILLIAM BRADSHAW / PVT. EDMOND BUCHANAN / PVY. ELI BUCHANAN / PVT. GEORGE BUCHANAN / PVT. JOEL BUCHANAN / PVT. JOHN B. BUCHANAN / PVT. WAIGHTSVILLE BUCHANAN / PVT. JASON C. BURLESON / PVT. WILLIAM P. BURLESON / PVT. DAVID L. CARPENTER / PVT. JAMES A. CARPENTER / PVT. JOSEPH L. CARPENTER / 1 ST LT. DAVID A. CHANDLER /
[Right Column] PVT. JOHN EBEN CHILDS / PVT. WILLIAM COOK / PVT. THOMAS N. COX / CPL. WILLIAM A. COX / PVT. DAVID H. CUTHBERTSON / PVT. WILLIAM A. DAVIS / PVT. PHILIP H. DUNCAN / PVT. CHARLES H. ENGLISH / PVT. J. HARVEY ENGLISH / PVT. WILLIAM B. FORTNER / PVT. JAMES FRANKLIN / PVT. SAMUEL D. FRANKLIN / MUS. GUTRIDGE GARLAND / PVT. HODGE RAYBURN GARLAND / PVT. WILLIAM GOUGE / PVT. MAJOR GRAGG / PVT. ADELBERT GRAHAM / 1 ST LT. JOHN C. GREEN / PVT. JOSEPH F. HAVENER / PVT. HILLIARD HORN
Rear, north face: LEAST WE FORGET. / THESE MEN DIED FOR THEIR / FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE. “DEO VINDICE” /
[Left Column] PVT. JOHN D. HOWELL / PVT. ROBERT P. HOWELL / PVT. LEVI FRANKLIN JARRETT / SGT. SAMUEL JOHNSON / PVT. W. REDWINE JOHNSON / PVT. HENRY JUSTICE / PVT. JAMES M. KNIFE / PVT. WILLIAM LEDFORD / PVT. JAMES W. LEWIS / PVT. WALTER MCCURRY / PVT. ARTHUR MCFALLS / MUS. MOSES MCKINNEY / SGT. MOSES J. MCKINNEY / PVT. WILLIAM MCVAY / PVT. ABRAHAM ODOM / PVT. JOHN ODUM / PVT. JAMES MCG. OLLIS / PVT. DAMIEL WL PARKER / PVT. J. TARPLY PHILLIPS / PVT. JOSIAH PITTMAN /
[Right Column] PVT. LEANDER PYATT / PVT. JOHN W. ROBERSON / PVT. LEVI ROSE / PVT. THERON SHERWOOD / PVT. KENNETH R. SINGLETON / PVT. LEWIS P. SILVER / 2 ND LT. JACKSON STEWART / PVT. JOSEPH STEWART / PVT. WILLIAM H. STEWART / PVT. FRANKLIN WEBB / PVT. BENJAMIN WILLIS / PVT. HENRY WILLIS / PVT. JOSEPH W. WILLIS / SGT. BARTLETT WILSON / PVT. JAMES N. WISE / CPL. AARON A. WISEMAN / 3 RD LT. JOHN WESS WISEMAN / PVT. WILLIAM M. MOODY / PVT. WILLIE WOODY / PVT. JOHN L. YELLTON
Base, south side: COLONEL JOHN B. PALMER CAMP 1946 / SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
Base, north side: MARTHA REID SILVER / CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
Base, east side: ERECTED 2011 / 150 TH ANNIVERSARY / OF SECESSION
Base, west side: ERECTED 2011 / 150 TH ANNIVERSARY / OF SECESSION
Mitchell County Historical Society
October 8, 2011
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Colonel John B. Palmer Camp 1946 Sons of Confederate Veterans and Martha Reid Silver Confederate Memorial Association
Historian Michael Hardy delivered the dedication speech to approximately 125 people at the ceremony held as part of the Mitchell County Civil War Sesquicentennial celebration. Remarks were also given by Bakersville Mayor Charles Vines and several members of the Col John B. Palmer Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Martha Reid Silver Confederate Memorial Association. The names on the monument were also read, a wreath laid and volleys fired.
The memorial is located in front of the historic Mitchell County Courthouse at 11 N. Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC. It stands to the right of the main entrance. Mitchell County War Memorial stands to the left of the main entrance, at the corner of N. Mitchell Avenue and Highway 226.
The marker stands on the front lawn.