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Monument to Soldiers at Battle of Bentonville (1992). Courtesy of Bentonville Battlefield

Monument to Soldiers at Battle of Bentonville (1992)
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/33

Description: This cenotaph is dedicated to the North Carolina soldiers who perished during the Battle of Bentonville and rests upon a 1' tall granite slab. The altar features two images, the first being of Confederate soldiers running into battle over the title "Glory." The second is of a family at home burying a coffin over the word "Honor."

Inscription:
Front: IN MEMORY OF / THE NORTH CAROLINA SOLDIERS / WHO FOUGHT AND DIED / SO COURAGEOUSLY / AND THE CIVILIANS WHO / SUFFERED GRIEVOUSLY / DURING THE / BATTLE OF BENTONVILLE, / MARCH 19-21, 1865. / ERECTED BY THE HARPER HOUSE-BENTONVILLE CHAPTER / UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY / 1992


HONOR


Rear: SLEEP, SOLDIER, SLEEP, IN THY ROUGH EARTHEN TOMB. /
WHILE ABOVE THEE THE WINTER WINDS RAVE. /
IN SUMMER THE BIRDS WILL THY REQUIEM SING, /
AND WILLOWS WEEP OVER THY GRAVE. / NO COFFIN ENCLOSED HIS MANGLED REMAINS, / NO SHROUD SAVE HIS UNIFORM OLD; /
BUT HIS NAME IS ENTWINED IN THE LAURELS OF FAME /
AND ON MEMORY'S PAGES ENROLLED.


Dedication date: 1992

Materials & Techniques: Granite

Sponsor: Harper House-Bentonville Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy

Landscape: The monument is placed near a mass grave of Confederate soldiers.

City: Bentonville

County: Johnston

Subjects: Civil War

Latitude: 
35.3023
Longitude: 
-78.3201
Subjects: 
Origin - location: 

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