Chapel Hill in Orange County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
who entered the War of 1861-65
in answer to the call of their
country and whose lives
taught the lesson of
their great commander that
duty is the sublimest word
in the English language.
Erected under the auspices
North Carolina Division
of the United Daughters of
aided by the alumni of
Erected 1913 by The United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Divsion.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 35° 54.832′ N, 79° 3.135′ W. Marker is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in Orange County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of East Franklin Street and Henderson Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chapel Hill NC 27514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Strowd Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carolina Coffee Shop University Florist (about 800 feet away); Journey of Reconciliation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elizabeth Cotten (approx. one mile away); Last Shots (approx. 3.7 miles away); Harriet M. Berry (approx. 4.2 miles away); Paul Green (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chapel Hill.
Regarding Silent Sam. The monument's statue was toppled by a group of protesters and then removed on August 20, 2018.
The University says that “Silent Sam” was silent because he wears no cartridge box and so could not fire his rifle. Student forklore has it that Sam's rifle goes off whenever a virgin passes by, hence “Silent Sam.”
Also see . . .
1. Silent Sam. Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 13, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Confederate Monument. UNC Graduate School. (Submitted on November 13, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
More. Search the internet for Silent Sam.
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