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Henry Lawson Wyatt

 
 
Henry Lawson Wyatt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
1. Henry Lawson Wyatt Marker
Inscription.
Private in
Bethel Regiment
North Carolina Volunteers
Killed at Bethel Church
June 10, 1861
First Confederate soldier
to fall in battle in the
War Between the States.

(back of marker)
Wyatt's Comrades
In dash to burn the house
George T. Williams
John H. Thorpe
Robert H. Ricks
Robert H. Bradley
Thomas Fallon

Erected by the North Carolina Division. United Daughters of the Confederacy. June 10. 1962

 
Erected 1912 by United Daughters of the Confederacy, North Carolina Divison.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 35° 46.843′ N, 78° 38.373′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on North Salisbury Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the NC State Capitol Building. 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. Samuel A'Court Ashe, LL. D. (a few steps from this marker); 32 Pounder Naval Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Veterans' Memorial
Henry Lawson Wyatt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
2. Henry Lawson Wyatt Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); To Our Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); N.C. State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Dental Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Worth Bagley (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Bar Association (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The First Confederate Soldier Killed in Battle (The Battle of Big Bethel). Southern Historical Society Papers. Vol. XX. Richmond, Va., January-December. 1892. Henry Lawson Wyatt. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..) 

2. Battle of Big Bethel. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..) 

3. Would the First Real KIA Please Stand Up?. Blog entry from historian Michael Hardy noting
Henry Lawson Wyatt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
3. Henry Lawson Wyatt Marker
other claims regarding the honor of being the first killed in the Civil War. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Henry Lawson Wyatt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
4. Henry Lawson Wyatt Marker
Henry Lawson Wyatt Marker and NC Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
5. Henry Lawson Wyatt Marker and NC Capitol
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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