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First Confederate Monument Erected in North Carolina
 
Cumberland County Confederate Monument
Fayetteville [Removed]
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/12
 
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." /

WOMAN'S /
record /
to the /
HEROES /
in the dust /

IN /
MEMORY /
OF THE /
CONFEDERATE /
DEAD


 
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
 
City: Fayetteville
 
County: Cumberland
 
Subjects: Civil War
 

Latitude: 
35.05423
Longitude: 
-78.87373
Subjects: 
Origin - location: 

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