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Lexington in Davidson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Our Confederate Dead

 
 
Our Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
1. Our Confederate Dead Marker
Inscription.
Erected by
The Robert E. Lee Chapter
Daughters of the Confederacy
No. 324
Sept. 14, 1905.

[ Back of Monument: ]
Sleep sweetly in your humble graves.
Sleep martyrs of a fallen cause.
For lo, a marble column craves
the pilgrim here to pause.
1861 – 65.

 
Erected 1905 by Daughters of the Confederacy - Robert E. Lee Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 35° 49.425′ N, 80° 15.2′ W. Marker is in Lexington, North Carolina, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of S Main Street and E Center Street, on the left when traveling south on S Main Street. Touch for map. The monument consists of a granite base, topped by a statue of a Confederate Soldier. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington NC 27292, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Davidson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Lexington (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Benjamin Merrill
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
2. Back of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Boone and Gen. Nathanael Greene (within shouting distance of this marker); Wm. Rainey Holt (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pilgrim Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Our Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
3. Our Confederate Dead Marker
Marker in Lexington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
4. Marker in Lexington
The Confederate Monument originally stood at the center of Lexington Square. After being hit by cars on multiple occasions, it was moved to its present location in the southeast corner of the square.
Closeup of Confederate Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
5. Closeup of Confederate Soldier
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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