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  • Monument Name

    Person County Confederate Monument, Roxboro

  • Type

    Common Soldier Statue

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

  • Creator

    Charles Hartmann, Designer

  • City


  • County


  • Description

    A granite sculpture of a Confederate soldier, dressed in Confederate garb complete with cap, crosses his arm and rests them on his rifle, the butt of which is on the ground. The sculpture stands atop a stone pedestal. The soldier depicted is Captain E. Fletcher Satterfield.

  • Inscription

    Base: OUR CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS / 1861-1865


  • Custodian

    Person County

  • Dedication Date

    May 20, 1922

  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.393740 , -78.983870 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Our Confederate Soldiers,", (accessed June 24, 2012) Link

      "Person County Confederate Monument,", (accessed April 5, 2012) Link

      Hardy, Michael C. "Person County," North Carolina and the Civil War, August 18, 2009, (accessed Feb 8, 2011) Link

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "Person County Confederate Soldier Monument," North Carolina Civil War Monuments, (accessed June 24, 2012) Link

      Shubert, Judith Richards. “For The Honor Roll Project At Nutfield Genealogy ~ Person County, North Carolina,” Geneology Traces,, (accessed November 22, 2016) Link

      United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Division. Minutes of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy North Carolina Division, Held at Wilmington, North Carolina, October 10, 11, 12, 13, 1922 Silver Anniversary (Raleigh, N.C.: Edwards & Broughton Printing Company, 1923), 144, (accessed September 15, 2012) Link

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques


  • Sponsors

    Person County United Daughters of the Confederacy

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Hon. Josephus Daniels of Raleigh delivered the address for the unveiling of this monument on May 20th, 1922. The attendees sang Confederate songs; Rev. J. B. Hurley provided the invocation, Mr. S. G. Winstead introduced Hon. Daniels, Mrs. J. A. Long presented the monument, Mr. N. Lunsford accepted the monument for the Veterans, and Master James A. Long, Jr. unveiled it to the attendees.

  • Subject Notes

    Capt. E. Fletcher Satterfield was killed on July 3, 1863 while bearing the flag of his regiment, the 55th NCT, at Gettysburg.

  • Location

    The monument is located on the courthouse square in downtown Roxboro, NC near the intersection of Main Street and Court Street. World War Two Memorial and Monument to Confederate Captains from Person County stand on its right. Located on the other corner of the courthouse square (intersection of S Main Street and Abbitt Street) are Robert Lester Blackwell Memorial, Veterans Memorial and Korean War Memorial.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on the landscaped courthouse lawn.

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