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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

26th N.C. Regimental Band

1862-1865

 
 
26th N.C. Regimental Band Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
1. 26th N.C. Regimental Band Marker
Inscription.  Organized in Salem, NC, March 1862, with members from local Moravian congregations. This volunteer Confederate band provided morale-building music for southern troops in many of the major campaigns during the War Between the States. The band was widely recognized as one of General Lee's favorites and served until captured in retreat from Petersburg, VA on April 5 1865. Imprisoned at Point Lookout, MD. The members were paroled in July 1865.
 
Erected 1992 by Capt. M. W. Norfleet Camp 1249 - Sons of Conferderate Veterans.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1862.
 
Location. 36° 5.57′ N, 80° 14.37′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Cemetary Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salem Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salem Moravian Graveyard (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different
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marker also named Salem Moravian Graveyard (approx. 0.2 miles away); R. J. Reynolds (approx. 0.2 miles away); N.C. Federation of Women's Clubs (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Plank Road Comes to Salem (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mickey Coffee Pot (approx. ¼ mile away); Schmidt Blacksmith Shop (1768) (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .  NC 26th Regiment website. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
26th N.C. Regimental Band Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
2. 26th N.C. Regimental Band Marker
26th N.C. Regimental Band Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
3. 26th N.C. Regimental Band Marker
26th N.C. Regimental Band Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
4. 26th N.C. Regimental Band Marker
26th N.C. Regimental Band Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
5. 26th N.C. Regimental Band Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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