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Shotwell

 
 
Shotwell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
1. Shotwell Marker
Capt. Shotwell was captured on June 4, 1864 at Gaines Farm near Cold Harbor, and imprisoned at Fort Delaware from June 25, 1864 through June 19, 1864.
Inscription.  
In Memoriam
----------------
Randolph Abbott Shotwell
Late Captain, Co. I, 8th Reg.,
Va. Vols., C.S.A.
Born Dec. 13th, 1843.
in West Liberty, VA.,
Died July 31st, 1885.
in Raleigh, N.C.

( Right Side Inscription : )
A Patriot
whose honor and constancy
no sufferings could weaken,
no advantage tempt,
no loss dismay;
and in whom all the attributes of
true greatness
were so nicely adjusted, so
exactly placed,
that is was not until he had
passed into
life eternal
that men saw that he had reached
the full stature of
a man.

( Left Side Inscription : )
Three years in Battle,
from Leesburg to Cold Harbor
with Pickett’s men,
and three in prison at Fort
Delaware and Albany.
---------------
Resurgam.

( Rear Inscription : )
This monument
is erected by the people
of his adopted state
as a tribute to
a soldier
whose courage was proved in
sixteen great battles,
and who, in the midst of disaster,
captivity and defeat,
kept unshaken
his fidelity to his cause,
his country
Shotwell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
2. Shotwell Marker
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and his
comrades-in-arms.

 
Erected by People of North Carolina.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1952.
 
Location. 35° 47.09′ N, 78° 37.656′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker can be reached from Hickory Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in the Confederate Cemetery in Oakwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unknown NC Soldier CSA (a few steps from this marker); CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Confederate POWs (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Ruffin Cox (approx. 0.2 miles away); Worth Bagley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Shotwell Marker (Right Side) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
3. Shotwell Marker (Right Side)
Shotwell Marker (Left Side) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
4. Shotwell Marker (Left Side)
Shotwell Marker (Rear View) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
5. Shotwell Marker (Rear View)
Marker in Oakwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
6. Marker in Oakwood Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 13, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Aug. 16, 2022