Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Confederate Soldiers Monument
To the soldiers of
Confederates blend your recollections
Let memory weave its bright reflections
Let love revive life’s ashen embers
For love is life since love remembers
PRO ARIS ET FOCIS
This monument is a legacy of Gabriel James Boney
Born Wallace, N.C., 1845 - Died Wilmington, N.C., 1915
A Confederate soldier
Erected by a committee under the
testator’s will representing the
Daughters of the Confederacy, the
Confederate Veterans’ Association
and his executor
Erected 1924 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 34° 14.056′ N, 77° 56.754′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of South 3rd Street (U.S. 74) and Dock Street, in the median on South 3rd Street. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Gibbons (a few steps from this marker); Washington's Southern Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Greenhow (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Bacon (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Empie, D.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodrow Wilson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John's Lodge (about 300 feet away); St. James Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
More about this marker. The Latin phrase Pro Aris Et Focis translates "For Altar and Home"
Also see . . .
1. Confederate Memorial (Wilmington, North Carolina). Wikipedia (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Pro aris et focis. “Meaning ‘For god and country’ or literally ‘for our altars and our hearths,’ it is used by ancient authors to express attachment to all that was most dear and venerable. It could be more idiomatically translated ‘for our altars and our homes’.” (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,304 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.