Louisburg in Franklin County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Franklin's Confederate Soldiers Monument
— To Our Confederate Dead —
In memory of Franklin's Confederate Soldiers that their heroic deeds, sublime self-sacrifice and undying devotion to duty and country may never be forgotten.
"When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made.
All the world wondered."
They gave their lives and fortunes for constitutional liberty and state sovereignty in obedience to the teachings of the fathers, who framed the constitution and established the union of these states.
At Appomattox God said to the Confederate soldier "about face". In obedience to the celestial order there was a change of front, and the gray line faced the future unashamed and unafraid.
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 36° 6.253′ N, 78° 17.836′ W. Marker was in Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 501 North Main Street, Louisburg NC 27549, United States of America.
We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Louisburg College (a few steps from this marker); Camp Site for Sherman's Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Male Academy Building (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edwin Wiley Fuller (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas W. Bickett (approx. half a mile away); Richard Warfington (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Williamson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Green Hill Place (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisburg.
More about this monument. Monument was removed by the Louisburg Town Council who voted to move the monument to Oakwood Cemetery.
Also see . . . Confederate Monument, Louisburg. Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina, University of (Submitted on October 12, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 696 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.