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Four Oaks in Johnston County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Dead Monument

 
 
Confederate Dead Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
1. Confederate Dead Monument Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
the Confederate
dead
Erected under
the auspices of Goldsboro Rifles
October 10, 1894.
♦♦♦

[ Left of Monument: ]
On this spot and
in this vicinity
was fought
the Battle of
Bentonville
March 19, 1865.
♦♦♦

[ Right of Monument: ]
Twenty three of
those buried here
had their last hours
soothed by the
loving care of
John Harper and
his noble wife
Amy A. Harper.
♦♦♦

[ Rear of Monument: ]
Nor shall your glory be forgot
While Fame her record keeps,
Or Honour points the hallowed spot
Where Valor proudly sleeps.


[ Soldiers Names: ]
Everett King, Co. B, 1 N.C. Batlín
G.C. Taylor, Co. A, 1 N.C. Batlín
M.J. Taylor, Co. B, 1 N.C. Batlín
Arnold Rabon, Co. C, 1 N.C. Batlín
Duncan Brown, Co. A, 1 N.C. Batlín
J.A. McPhaul, Co. A, 1 N.C. Batlín
Jacob Sours, Co. D, 1 N.C. Batlín
Capt. R.G. Rankin, Co. A, 1 N.C. Batlín
T.J. Blount, Co. A, 61 N.C. Regít
Zac Ellis, 1 N.C. Batlín
Marx E. Cohen, † Harts Battery, S.C.

J.R. Stringfield, Co. C, 6 Ga. Regít
J.W. Glover, Co. F, 6 Ga. Regít
S. King, Co. H, 27 Ga.Regít
T.J. Nail, Co. H, 27 Ga. Regít
A.B. Williams, Co. A, 34 Va. Regít
F.M.Williams, Co.
Left of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
2. Left of Monument
C. Ark.
Allen Lansdown, Co. E, 23 Ga. Regít
G.S. Beavers † † Ga.
D.B. Nolger, Co. K, 39 Ala. Regít
Lieut. George M. Stoney, 1 S.C. Regít

Col. R.M. Saffell † † Tenn
Columbus Gilliam, Co. F, 1 Tenn † Cal
E.A. Smotherman, Co. D, 45 Tenn Regít
J.H. Edwards, Co. B, 26 Tenn Regít
Capt. R.P.H Heacock, Co. A, 30 Ala Regít
Capt. J.A. Latham, 40 Ala Regít
Lieut J.W. Layermer, 42 Ala Regít
Lieut Edmund Pettus, † Ala
J.M. Moon, † † S.C.
Charles T. Quigley, Co. B. 2 S.C. Regít † Art
John M. Leathe, 1 S.C. Regít † Art

Harley Nance, Co. K, 1 N.C. Batlín
W.E. Read, Co. D, 13 N.C. Batlín
Allen Wooten, 10 N.C. Batlín
James F. Chambers, Co. B, 40 N.C. Regít
H.J. Taylor, Co. H, 40 N.C.regít
L.B. Flack, Co. G, 50 N.C. Regít
T.J. Hampton, Co. K, 50 N.C. Regít
J.A. Thomas, Co. B, 40 N.C. Regít
Lt. Col. Edward Mallett, 61 N.C. Regít

About 360 unknown Confederate dead are buried here

 
Erected 1894 by Goldsboro Rifles.
 
Location. 35° 18.136′ N, 78° 19.203′ W. Marker is in Four Oaks, North Carolina, in Johnston County. Marker is on Harper House Road (Local Route 1008) 0.2 miles east of Mill Creek Church Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located
Right of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
3. Right of Monument
on the Bentonville Battlefield, across the road from the visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Four Oaks NC 27524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Honoring the Dead of the Battle of Bentonville (a few steps from this marker); Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolinians at the Battle of Bentonville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Headquarters (about 700 feet away); Bentonville Battlefield Driving Tour (about 700 feet away); Bentonville Battlefield (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Four Oaks.
 
Also see . . .  Bentonville Battlefield. North Carolina Historic Sites website. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Rear of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
4. Rear of Monument
Soldiers' Names on Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
5. Soldiers' Names on Monument
Soldiers' Names on Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
6. Soldiers' Names on Monument
Soldiers' Names on Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
7. Soldiers' Names on Monument
Soldiers' Names on Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
8. Soldiers' Names on Monument
Marker on the Bentonville Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
9. Marker on the Bentonville Battlefield
Goldsboro Rifles Confederate Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
10. Goldsboro Rifles Confederate Monument
Confederate Dead Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
11. Confederate Dead Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 807 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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