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Rocky Mount in Nash County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

“The Bethel Heroes”

Nash County Confederate Soldiers Monument

 
 
"The Bethel Heroes" Marker west view from Falls Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
1. "The Bethel Heroes" Marker west view from Falls Road
Inscription.

(West Face)
CSA
1861 1865

(South Face)
The names of the Confederate Soldiers
from Nash county can be found in the
Memorial Volume of the various libraries
of the state and the Clerks Office of Nash
County, N.C.

(East Face)
This Monument
Erected By A
Surviving Comrade

(North Face)
This monument is committed to the
care of the Bethel Heroes chapter
U.D.C. who with their sister Daughters
are preservers of Southern Ideals.

 
Erected 1917.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 35° 57.723′ N, 77° 48.325′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Nash County. Marker is on Benvenue / Falls Road (State Highway 43/48) near Stonewall Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located just north of the Tar River bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Mount NC 27804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donaldson's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette (within
"The Bethel Heroes" image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
2. "The Bethel Heroes"
shouting distance of this marker); Falls Road Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Post Office of Rocky Mount (about 500 feet away); Rocky Mount Mills (approx. mile away); Falls of the Tar Church (approx. mile away); Rocky Mount Mills School (approx. 0.3 miles away); P.T. Barnum (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
 
Regarding "The Bethel Heroes". The Confederate Monument on the edge of Battle Park was unveiled in 1917 in memory of Nash County soldiers known as "The Bethel Heroes."
 
Also see . . .  Bethel Battle -Southern Historical Society Papers. Vol. XXIX. Richmond, Va., January-December. 1901. [From the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, October 18, 1901.]. Early in June, 1861, the Confederates established an outpost at Bethel Church, on the Peninsula formed by the York and James rivers, about thirteen miles from Yorktown, eight from Hampton, and eight from the now-flourishing town of Newport News ... (Submitted on August 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
Nash County Confederate Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
3. Nash County Confederate Soldiers Monument
"The Bethel Heroes" Monument

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
"The Bethel Heroes" Monument west face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
4. "The Bethel Heroes" Monument west face
"The Bethel Heroes" Monument, south face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
5. "The Bethel Heroes" Monument, south face
"The Bethel Heroes" Monument, east face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
6. "The Bethel Heroes" Monument, east face
"The Bethel Heroes" , north face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
7. "The Bethel Heroes" , north face
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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