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Graham in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Alamance County Confederate Memorial
 
Our Confederate Soldiers Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Jordan, March 6, 2010
1. Our Confederate Soldiers Memorial
 
Inscription. To Commemorate With Grateful Love the Patriotism, Valor, and Devotion to Duty, of the Brave Soldiers of Alamance County.

(Back):
"On Fame's Eternal Camping Ground, Their Silent Tents are Spread, and Glory Guards, with Solemn Round, the Bivouac of the Dead."

(Side):
Faithful Unto Death, They are Crowned with Immortal Glory."
 
Erected 1914 by The Graham Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 36° 4.178′ N, 79° 24.017′ W. Marker is in Graham, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on Court Square. Click for map. Marker stands on the north side of the Alamance County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1, Court Square, Graham NC 27253, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alamance County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Wrike Drug (within shouting distance of this marker); Graham's First Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); National Bank of Alamance (within shouting distance of this marker); The Harden House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Built to House the Alamance Gleaner (about 400 feet away); Originally a Wing of the Union Hotel (about 400 feet away); Montwhite Building (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Graham.
 
Marker and Courthouse Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Jordan, March 6, 2010
2. Marker and Courthouse
 

 
More about this marker. A Sesquicentennial Garden is located across the square and provides a beautiful spot to view the monument.
 
Additional comments.
1. Description of Monument.
A Civil War infantryman, wearing a brimmed, floppy slouch hat and a butternut cloth uniform, stands at parade rest with his rifle and attached bayonet at his proper right. The butt rests at his feet. On his proper left he holds a bayonet scabbard. A blanket roll extends from the front proper right of his waist belt across his proper left shoulder to the rear proper right of his belt. At this point, a cartridge box is fastened to the belt. The sculpture rests upon a shaft mounted on a middle base with tiered upper and lower sections atop a stepped bottom. On the front of the shaft, crossed Confederate flags are depicted in relief. Inscribed, light gray, polished granite facing is attached to each side of the upper middle base. A sphere rests at each corner on top of the lower tier of the middle base. The sculpture rests on a mound covered with shrubbery and pine straw, enclosed by twelve granite posts connected with heavy chain.

The sculpture commemorates soldiers from Alamance County, North Carolina who served during the Civil War. The sculpture project was spearheaded
 
Our Confederate Soldiers: Detail of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Jordan, March 6, 2010
3. Our Confederate Soldiers: Detail of Marker
 
by the Graham Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Civic League of Burlington. Both organizations carried out fundraising campaigns, which included an allocating a percentage of street car fare collected on 6 Tuesdays and Fridays, with lady conductors hired those days. On January 5, 1914, the Alamance County Board of Commissioners appropriated $1,000 for the sculpture. The total cost of the sculpture was $2,100, plus an additional $305 for the mound enclosed by posts, chain and curbing. Beneath the mound, within a cement container, a time capsule was buried which contains a small Confederate flag. Originally the sculpture was to be placed in front of the main entrance to the courthouse, on the north side, next to the Town Scales.

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum
    — Submitted November 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Additional keywords. Burlington, Mebane, Swepsonville, Snow Camp,
 
Our Confederate Soldiers: Detail of Back and Side of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Jordan, March 6, 2010
4. Our Confederate Soldiers: Detail of Back and Side of Marker
 
 
Our Confederate Soldiers Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2010
5. Our Confederate Soldiers
West Side of Marker
 
 
Sesquicentennial Garden Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Jordan, March 6, 2010
6. Sesquicentennial Garden
An Inviting Place to View the Monument, Just Across the Square
 
 
Marker on the Courthouse Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Jordan, March 6, 2010
7. Marker on the Courthouse
Located to the right of the steps, behind the "Our Confederate Soldiers" Marker
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 1,569 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on March 6, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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