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Confederate Monument





Confederate Soldier Monument
  • Erected 1921
  • On the Square, Yanceyville, N.C.
  • Sponsored by U.D.C. Monument Committee
  • Statue Manufactured by J. F. Manning Company, Washington, D.C.
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The following description of the Confederate Monument is from When the Past Refused to Die: A History of Caswell County North Carolina 1777-1977, William S. Powell (1977) at 223-224:

The cost of the Confederate monument was met with funds raised by the U.D.C. Monument Committee composed of Mrs. B. S. Graves, Mrs. T. J. Florance, and Mrs. G. A. Anderson, by gifts from various individuals, and by an appropriation of one thousand dollars by the county. The base is Surry County granite and the figure of a Confederate soldier was designed and produced by J. F. Manning Company, Inc., Washington, D.C. A contemporary report indicated that the statue was designed to express courage, endurance, and determination. It was dedicated to "The Sons of Caswell County who served in the War of 1861-1865 in answer to the call of their country."

W. L. Shadix of Birmingham, Alabama, a former director of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, once described the monument as "the finest work of art that exists in the entire Confederacy." He commented that "so far as I can find out, it is the only one where the Confederate soldier has on his broad-brimmed black hat which was common in those days. Very few were ever given official caps and uniforms, as is well known." He was also impressed by the splendid reproduction of the rifle.


Inscription on Base of Monument

TO THE SONS OF CASWELL COUNTY WHO SERVED IN THE WAR OF 1861-1865 IN ANSWER TO THE CALL OF THEIR COUNTRY

IN WHATEVER EVENT THAT MAY FACE OUR NATIONAL EXISTENCE MAY GOD GIVE US THE WILL TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT, THAT LIKE OUR FOREFATHERS, WE MAY IMPRESS OUR TIME WITH THE SINCERITY AND STEADFASTNESS OF OUR LIVES.

ERECTED BY THE CASWELL COUNTY CHAPTER UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY 1921


For more on the unveiling of the monument go to Confederate Monument Dedication 1921 (Yanceyville, North Carolina)



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