Rockingham County Confederate Monument, Wentworth
The memorial to the Confederate Dead of Rockingham County is a square polished monolithic block of granite on a double base with a total height of about 4-feet. It weighs app. two thousand pounds of granite. The primary inscription appears on one side of the large block with the dedication date and other inscriptions on the upper base.
Images: Rear view | View of the memorial in the park
IN MEMORY OF CONFEDERATE DEAD OF / ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA WHO / DIED DURING THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES / 1861-1865 / UNITS, COMPANIES AND REGIMENTS FROM / ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA SERVING THE / CONFEDERATED STATES OF AMERICA / 1861-1865 / 63RD REG. N.C. TROOPS / 5TH REG. OF CALVARY CO. D ROCKINGHAM RANGERS / 13TH REG. N.C. INFANTRY CO. H ROCKINGHAM GUARDS / CO. I ROCKINGHAM RANGERS CO. K DIXIE BOYS / 14TH REG. N.C. INFANTRY CO. G REID GUARD / 21ST REG. N.C. INFANTRY CO. L ROCKINGHAM INVINCIBLES / 45TH REG. N.C. INFANTRY CO. A ROCKINGHAM ZOLLICOFFERS / CO. D MADISON GREYS CO. E TROUBLESOME BOYS / CO. F DAN RIVER RANGERS CO. G ROCKINGHAM REBELS / CO. H ROCKINGHAM GUARDS / 72ND REG. N.C. JUNIOR RESERVES 4TH BATTALION, CO. D / 77TH REG. N.C. SENIOR RESERVES CAPT. W.P. WILLIMAS CO. / 68TH REG. 70TH REG. 17TH BRIGADE N.C.
CONFEDERATE MILITIA / A DETAIL OF COUNTY SAILORS / TO THE CONFEDERATE STATES NAVY / 22ND BATTALION N.C. HOME GUARDS 2ND REG. CO. B
Base front: ERECTED 1998
Base, left side: ERECTED BY / MADISON-MAYODEN GREYS CHAPTER, 25698 / MADISON-MAYODEN, N.C. / CHALMERS GLEN CHAPTER, 1129 / EDEN, N.C. / UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY
Base, rear: ERECTED BY / PVT. LORENZO DOW WILLIAMS CAMP, 1456 REIDSVILLE, N.C. / SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS / ROCKINGHAM COUNTY CHAPTER, 586 REIDSVILLE, N.C. / UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY
Base, right side: ERECTED BY / GUILFORD CHAPTER, 301 GREENSBORO, N.C. / UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY / ROCKINGHAM VOLUNTEERS CHAPTER, 870 REIDSVILLE, N.C. / CHILDREN OF THE CONFEDERACY
Rockingham County Veterans Park
October 31, 1998
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Bolstad, Erika. "In Their Memory a Monument to Honor Rockingham County's Confederate Dead Will Be Erected Saturday in the County Veterans Park in Wentworh," News & Record (Greensboro, NC), greensboro.com, Oct 27, 1998 Updated Jan 26, 2015, (accessed October 10, 2021) Link
On Saturday, October 31, 1998, several area Confederate history groups participated in the unveiling ceremony in the Rockingham County Veterans Park in Wentworth. The ceremony began with bagpipers leading in troops from several reactivated Rockingham County-based Confederate regiments. Members of the Eden, Madison-Mayodan, Reidsville and Greensboro chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Children of the Confederacy, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans unveiled the monument. They read the names of the 600 men who died.
The memorial is located in the Rockingham County Veterans Park, NC Hwy 65 Wentworth, NC 27375. This monument is best accessed from the parking lot for the Mental Health Center. Several other memorials stand in the park.
The Veterans Park stands at the intersection, with a small wooded area serving as a backdrop.
Memorial Day and Veterans Day festivities take place in the park.