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Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Zebulon Baird Vance

1830 - 1894

 
 
Zebulon Baird Vance Statue image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
1. Zebulon Baird Vance Statue
Inscription. (left side) If there be a people on earth given to sober second thought, amenable to reason and regardful of their plighted honor, I believe that...it is the people of North Carolina.

(right side) The subjection of every passion and prejudice...to the cooler sway of judgment and reason, when the common welfare is concerned, is the first victory to be won.

(back of marker: left side) The country turns toward her young men and calls them to lead the way in preaching and practicing hope. You are required, above all, to teach our people to look up from the crumbling ashes and prostrate columns of the present ruin, to the majestic proportions and surpassing grandeur of that temple which may yet be built by the hand which labors, the mind which conceives and the great soul which faints not.

(back of marker: right side) Well and truly North Carolina performed her duty, as the result on many a stricken field will show. First and last she sent to the armies of the Confederacy, not relatively, but absolutely, more soldiers than any other state in the south; furnished more supplies, equipped her troops better....There was not a sacrifice which she was called upon to make for the good of the southern cause that she did not make, and make cheerfully.
 
Location.
Zebulon Baird Vance Memorial (left side) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
2. Zebulon Baird Vance Memorial (left side)
35° 46.786′ N, 78° 38.329′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on East Morgan Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the NC State Capitol. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Geodetic Survey Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Duncan Mc Iver (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); N.C. Pharmaceutical Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidents North Carolina Gave The Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); To the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Worth Bagley (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Zebulon Baird Vance Memorial (right side) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
3. Zebulon Baird Vance Memorial (right side)
Zebulon Baird Vance Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
4. Zebulon Baird Vance Memorial
Back of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
5. Back of Memorial
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By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
6. Back Center of Memorial
Back Left Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
7. Back Left Inscription
Back Right Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
8. Back Right Inscription
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 27, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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