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Columbia in Tyrrell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Tyrrell County Confederate Monument

Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 1) image. Click for full size.
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1. Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 1)
Inscription.  (side 1)
Gen. Robert E. Lee

This monument
was erected by the
Monument Association,
A.D. 1902.

Executive Committee.
Mark Majette, Abner Alexander, Thomas L. Jones, J.S. Cahoon, and C. E. Tatem.

Finance Committee.
Mrs. B.V. McClees, Mrs. J.C. Meekins Sr.,
Miss Lina B. Alexander.

Lt. Col. William F. Beasley.

In memory of the patriotic sons of Tyrrell County
who fell in the service of the Confederate States.

General James Johnston Pettigrew
His North Carolinians went farthest at
Gettysburg, PA.

(side 2)
Fort Sumter
April 12, 1861.

Company A,
32nd N.C. Troops
J.H. Thomas, Capt.
L.L. Hassell and F.F. Patrick, 1st Lts.
Henry Armstrong, Holloway
Armstrong, G.W. Bateman,
J.C. Duguid, 2nd Lts.

Abner Alexander, 2nd Lt. 61st N.C. Troops.
James Jarvis, 2nd Lt. 2nd N.C. Cavalry.
J.W. Simmons, 1st Lt. 2nd N.C. Cavalry.

Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 2) image. Click for full size.
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2. Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 2)
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Officers of 32nd N.C.
Troops taken from Co. A.
E.C. Brabble, (Currituck Co.) Colonel.
D.G. Cowan, (Bertie Co.) Lt. Col.
Henry G. Lewis, (Tyrrell Co.) Major.

As a tribute to comrades who honorably
served the Confederate cause to the end.
William M. Owens, Capt.
Co. G, 2nd N.C. Cavalry
Brandy Station, VA.

(side 3)
of our
faithful slaves

Confederates living
in Tyrrell County
when this
monument was erected:
Abner Alexander • B.V. Alexander • Nelson Alexander • W.W. Alexander • W.J. Barnes • Thos. Basnight • D.D. Brickhouse • F.L. Brickhouse • J.S. Cahoon • W.R. Carawan , 2nd Lt. Co. H, 33rd N. C. Troops • W.G. Colston • A.A. Combes • J.L. Cooper • W.S. Davenport • M.G. Elliot t• W.L. Gibson • Thomas L. Jones • W.C. Kemp • W.W. Kemp • W.F. Knowles • James Litchfield • J.H. Nichols • James Phelps • John Rhodes • J.A. Sawyer • S.L. Sawyer • W.J. Sawyer • Edward Sexton • W.E. Shallington • B.S. Spencer • A.H. Tatem • C.E. Tatem.

To the noble women of Tyrrell County, whose
devotion to our cause and sacrifice in its behalf.
and for their loved ones in the field, entitle them to rank with the heroines of all ages.

Nelson McClees, 1st Lt.
Edenton Bell Battery
Fort Anderson, N.C.

Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 3) image. Click for full size.
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3. Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 3)

C.H., VA.,
April 9, 1865.

We lovingly dedicate
this tablet
the memory of
Mary Alexander
who was born in Tyrrell County,
A.D. 1811,
And died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
in 1892.
She was the daughter of
Henry and Clarkey Alexander,
and devoted the four years of our
war to nursing our soldiers, who
loved to call her “Mother Beasley.”
She was the mother of
Lt. Colonel W. F. Beasley
71st N.C. Troops, who was the
youngest officer of his rank in
the Confederate Army.

The Confederate soldier won and is entitled to the
admiration of all who love honor, and liberty.

William Morris,
Sailor on Merrimac
Hampton Roads, VA.

Erected 1902 by Tyrrell Monument Association.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1861.
Location. 35° 55.057′ N, 76° 15.127′ W. Marker is in Columbia, North Carolina, in Tyrrell County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business U.S. 64) and South Broad Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 Main St, Columbia NC 27925, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 4) image. Click for full size.
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4. Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 4)
markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Warren (here, next to this marker); Tyrell County (a few steps from this marker); Tyrrell County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Pettigrew (approx. 8.2 miles away); Somerset Place (approx. 8.4 miles away); James Johnston Pettigrew (approx. 8.4 miles away); Lake Company (approx. 8.4 miles away); Cool Spring (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Tyrrell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
5. Tyrrell County Courthouse
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2012.   5. submitted on July 1, 2012.

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