Confederate Monument, Oxford

Rating: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)


Confederate Monument, Oxford NC

Confederate Monument
Oxford
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/17

Description: A bronze statue of a Confederate soldier standing ready sits atop a stepped granite base and a square pedestal. The monument is thirty-four feet tall, with the statue being seven feet. The soldier is pictured in the ready position to indicate that he is prepared for battle. Two Confederate flags, crossed, are engraved on the middle section of the pedestal. Its dedication was in September of 1904.

Inscription:
On the base: TO OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD / 1861-1865


On the die: GRANVILLE GRAYS/ CHAPTER / U.D.C.


On the plinth: C.S.A.


Dedication date: 10/30/1909

Materials & Techniques: Warren County granite base, bronze statue

Sponsor: Granville Grays Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy

Cost: $3000

Unveiling & Dedication: Governor Kitchin gave the dedication speak, noted as "strong and patriotic" by the Confederate Veteran, and the monument was accepted by Major Dennis Brummit. A large number of visitors attended, and the festivities included a parade, music, and dinner.

Controversies: After a race riot it was moved to less prominent location.

Location: At its original location, the monument faced outward from the courthouse toward Main Street. It was also the tallest structure in the area at the time, allowing it to occupy a place of great importance and honor in Oxford.

Former Locations: The monument was moved in 1971 from its very visible original location in front of the courthouse to the library grounds where it currently stands as a compromise following the Oxford race riot.


City: Oxford

County: Granville

Subjects: Civil War

Latitude: 
36.30972
Longitude: 
-78.58795
Subjects: 
Origin - location: 

Add a comment

PLEASE NOTE: NCpedia will not publish personal contact information in comments, questions, or responses. If you would like a reply by email, please note thats some email servers are blocked from accepting messages from outside email servers or domains. These often include student email addresses from public school email accounts. If you prefer not to leave an email address, check back at your NCpedia comment for a reply. Please allow one business day for replies from NCpedia. Complete guidelines are available at http://ncpedia.org/comments.