Kinston in Lenoir County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lenoir County Confederate Memorial
1861 - 1865
Not for gory,
'twas for home and
Right they fell.
valor of the men
from Lenoir County
who wore the grey.
Erected May 10th 1924
A.M. Waddell Chapter
Erected 1924 by A.M. Waddell Chapter, U.D.C.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 35° 14.64′ N, 77° 35.084′ W. Marker is in Kinston, North Carolina, in Lenoir County. Marker is at the intersection of East New Bern Road (U.S. 70) and Richlands Road (U.S. 258), on the right when traveling east on East New Bern Road. Touch for map. Located at the Kinston-Lenoir County Visitor Information Center. Marker is in this post office area: Kinston NC 28504, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Foster's Raid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Kinston (about 600 feet away); First Battle of Kinston (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Night of December 13, 1862 Kinston Battlefield Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Fighting at Harriet's Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); The Site of Harriet's Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinston.
1. Description of Monument.
A standing Confederate soldier wearing hat, waist-length jacket, trousers, and boots; he carries bayonet holder, gunpowder pack, blanket, and canteen strapped to his body. He grips barrel-end of rifle in both hands, rests butt of gun on ground before proper right foot. Base consists of a central tall four-sided shaft flanked by two shorter shafts, all three supported on a low square plinth. In front of central shaft is a small pedestal which holds four cannonballs. Central shaft is inscribed and carries an inset medallion of bronze which portrays a horse and rider.
From the Smithsonian American Art Museum
— Submitted November 4, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.