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Taylorsville in Alexander County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Monument

 
 
Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 6, 2020
1. Confederate Memorial
Inscription.  From 1861-65 the heroic sons and daughters of The Old South, under the greatest generals of all times, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, fought with gallantry unequaled in all the annals of history. Not for the preservation of slavery, but for our greatest heritage - States Rights. Though they failed, the memories of their heroic deeds will linger in the hearts and minds of men long after these stones have crumbled into dust.
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 memorial monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 55.36′ N, 81° 10.533′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, North Carolina
Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 6, 2020
2. Confederate Memorial
, in Alexander County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Main Avenue (State Highway 90) and South Center Street (County Highway 1605), on the left when traveling west on West Main Avenue. 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.) 
 
Additional comments.
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."
Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 6, 2020
3. Confederate Memorial
    — Submitted September 27, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
 
Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 6, 2020
4. Confederate Memorial
Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 6, 2020
5. Confederate Memorial
Confederate Memorial (Back) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 6, 2020
6. Confederate Memorial (Back)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2020. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. 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.
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