Taylorsville in Alexander County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
1958 - V.G. Beckham
The young man who adorns this pedestal was killed at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. Perhaps his dying lips were murmuring
"Oh, fate of the just, thou gavest me this bitter cup, and I bow to thy behest and drink it up".
He was a lad of "The Old South" whose name is known but to me.
"How bravely her sons can say farewell".
Erected 1959 by Virgil "Gus" Beckham and Alexander County.
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 35° 55.36′ N, 81° 10.533′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, North Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taylorsville NC 28681, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Picket's Charge (here, next to this marker); The Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander County Veterans Memorial Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander County Veterans Memorial - Korea & Viet Nam (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander County Veterans Memorial - World Wars I & II (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiddenite (approx. 4.3 miles away); Brantley York (approx. 4½ miles away); Homestead (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylorsville.
Also see . . . Alexander County Confederate Monument, Taylorsville. Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina (Submitted on September 27, 2020.)
1. Use of phrase in Lincoln's funeral sermon
One of the phrases on the monument was first used in the funeral sermon for Lincoln given on April 19, 1865 by Dr. Phineas Gurley at the White House. Originally it was "God of the just, Thou gavest us the cup: We yield to thy behest, and drink it up."
— Submitted September 27, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2020. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on September 27, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.