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Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site

Confederate Monument
Bentonville
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/9

Description: The monument is a granite column with a broad trapezoidal base on which the names of the Confederate dead from the Battle of Bentonville are inscribed. The column is topped by a cannonball-like sphere. It marks a mass grave containing approximately 360 Confederates who died at the Battle of Bentonville, March 19-21, 1865.

Inscription:
Front: IN MEMORY OF / THE CONFEDERATE/ DEAD / ERECTED UNDER / THE AUSPICES OF / GOLDSBORO RIFLES / OCTOBER 10, 1894.

Left: ON THIS SPOT AND / IN THIS VICINITY / WAS FOUGHT / THE BATTLE OF / BENTONVILLE / MARCH 19, 1865.

Right: TWENTY THREE OF / THOSE BURIED HERE / HAD THEIR LAST HOURS / SOOTHED BY THE / LOVING CARE OF / JOHN HARPER AND / HIS NOBLE WIFE / AMY A. HARPER.

Rear: Nor shall your glory / be forgot While Fame / her record keeps. Or / Honour points the / hallowed spot Where / Valor proudly sleeps.;

Names inscribed around the base: Everett King, Co. B, 1 N.C. Batl'n /
G.C. Taylor, Co. A, 1 N.C. Batl'n /
M.J. Taylor, Co. B, 1 N.C. Batl'n /
Arnold Rabon, Co. C, 1 N.C. Batl'n /
Duncan Brown, Co. A, 1 N.C. Batl'n /
J.A. McPhaul, Co. A, 1 N.C. Batl'n /
Jacob Sours, Co. D, 1 N.C. Batl'n /
Capt. R.G. Rankin, Co. A, 1 N.C. Batl'n /
T.J. Blount, Co. A, 61 N.C. Reg't /
Zac Ellis, 1 N.C. Batl'n /
Marx E. Cohen, Harts Battery, S.C. /


J.R. Stringfield, Co. C, 6 Ga. Reg't /
J.W. Glover, Co. F, 6 Ga. Reg't
S. King, Co. H, 27 Ga.Reg't /
T.J. Nail, Co. H, 27 Ga. Reg't /
A.B. Williams, Co. A, 34 Va. Reg't /
F.M. Williams, Co. C. Ark /
Allen Lansdown, Co. E, 23 Ga. Reg't /
G.S. Beavers, Ga. /
D.B. Nolger, Co. K, 39 Ala. Reg't /
Lieut. George M. Stoney, 1 S.C. Reg't /


Col. R.M. Saffell, Tenn /
Columbus Gilliam, Co. F, 1 Tenn Cal /
E.A. Smotherman, Co. D, 45 Tenn Reg't /
J.H. Edwards, Co. B, 26 Tenn Reg't /
Capt. R.P.H Heacock, Co. A, 30 Ala Reg't /
Capt. J.A. Latham, 40 Ala Reg't /
Lieut J.W. Layermer, 42 Ala Reg't /
Lieut Edmund Pettus, Ala /
J.M. Moon, S.C. /
Charles T. Quigley, Co. B. 2 S.C. Reg't Art /
John M. Leathe, 1 S.C. Reg't Art /

Harley Nance, Co. K, 1 N.C. Batl'n /
W.E. Read, Co. D, 13 N.C. Batl'n /
Allen Wooten, 10 N.C. Batl'n /
James F. Chambers, Co. B, 40 N.C. Reg't /
H.J. Taylor, Co. H, 40 N.C.reg't /
L.B. Flack, Co. G, 50 N.C. Reg't /
T.J. Hampton, Co. K, 50 N.C. Reg't /
J.A. Thomas, Co. B, 40 N.C. Reg't /
Lt. Col. Edward Mallett, 61 N.C. Reg't /


Dedication date: March 20, 1895

Materials & Techniques: Granite

Sponsor: Goldsboro Rifles, Bentonville Monumental Committee

Unveiling & Dedication: Rev. J.J. Harper gave a prayer at the dedication. General (and former Governor of South Carolina) Wade Hampton attended the unveiling, accompanied by 13 young ladies in military dress (one for each Confederate State).

City: Four Oaks

County: Johnston

Subjects: Civil War

Latitude: 
35.3023
Longitude: 
-78.3201
Subjects: 
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