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Kinston in Lenoir County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lenoir County Confederate Memorial

1861 - 1865

 
 
Lenoir County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Lenoir County Confederate Memorial
Inscription. (Front):
Not for wages
Not for gory,
'twas for home and
Right they fell.

(Back):
To Perpetuate the
valor of the men
from Lenoir County
who wore the grey.
Erected May 10th 1924
by
A.M. Waddell Chapter
U.D.C.

 
Erected 1924 by A.M. Waddell Chapter, U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 35° 14.64′ N, 77° 35.084′ W. Marker is in Kinston, North Carolina, in Lenoir County. Marker is at the intersection of East New Bern Road (U.S. 70) and Richlands Road (U.S. 258), on the right when traveling east on East New Bern Road. Click for map. Located at the Kinston-Lenoir County Visitor Information Center. Marker is in this post office area: Kinston NC 28504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Foster's Raid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Kinston (about 600 feet away); First Battle of Kinston (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Night of December 13, 1862
Front of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. Front of Memorial
The state seal is on a disk above the inscription.
(approx. mile away); Kinston Battlefield Park (approx. mile away); Fighting at Harriet's Chapel (approx. mile away); The Site of Harriet's Chapel (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Kinston.
 
Additional comments.
1. Description of Monument.
A standing Confederate soldier wearing hat, waist-length jacket, trousers, and boots; he carries bayonet holder, gunpowder pack, blanket, and canteen strapped to his body. He grips barrel-end of rifle in both hands, rests butt of gun on ground before proper right foot. Base consists of a central tall four-sided shaft flanked by two shorter shafts, all three supported on a low square plinth. In front of central shaft is a small pedestal which holds four cannonballs. Central shaft is inscribed and carries an inset medallion of bronze which portrays a horse and rider.

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

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
3. Back of Memorial
Close Up of Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
4. Close Up of Statue
Lenoir County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
5. Lenoir County Confederate Memorial
In front of the memorial is a reproduction dock structure.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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