Cumberland County Confederate Monument
Description: The monument consists of a white marble column with a cross at the top. The base of the column contains inscriptions on all four sides. It holds the distinction of being the oldest Confederate monument in North Carolina.
Nickname: The monument is also known as the Cross Creek Monument.
Inscription: ERECTED /
DEC. 30, 1868.
"Nor shall your glory be forgot, /
While Fame her record keeps, /
Or honor points the hallowed spot /
Where valor proudly sleeps." /
"On Fames eternal camping ground /
Their silent Tents are spread. /
Rest on embalmed & sainted dead /
Dear as the blood ye gave." /
to the /
in the dust /
OF THE /
Dedication date: December 30, 1868.
Creator: Mr. George Lauder, Builder
Materials & Techniques: Marble
Cost: $The $300 to fund the monument was raised by a raffle for a quilt
Post dedication use: The date of dedication may have been added to the inscription later.
Controversies: The monument was removed on June 30, 2020. The monument is believed to be privately owned and was apparently removed at the owners' request.
Landscape: The monument is located in the Cross Creek cemetery
Subjects: Civil War