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Near 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.  

Not for wages
Not for gory,
'twas for home and
Right they fell.

Reverse:
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.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 35° 14.383′ N, 77° 34.88′ W. Marker is near Kinston, North Carolina, in Lenoir County. Memorial can be reached from Harriette Drive south of Meadowbrook Drive, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Wil King Memorial Site at the First Battle of Kinston Civil War Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinston NC 28504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Kinston (a few steps from this marker); North Carolina (approx. 0.3 miles away); Starr's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Union Artillery
Front of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. Front of Memorial
The seal of the Confederate States is on a disk above the inscription.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Foster's Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wessells' Advance—December 14, 1862 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Center of the Confederate Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Action in the Swamp (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinston.
 
More about this memorial. This monument was relocated in June 2020 to the current location.
 
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.
 
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 was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 938 times since then. Last updated on July 27, 2020, by Andrew Duppstadt of Kinston, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the monument at its location in the First Battle of Kinston Civil War Battlefield Park as of June 2020. • Can you help?
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Feb. 25, 2021