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Tyrrell County Confederate Monument

 
 
Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
1. Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 1)
Inscription. (side 1)
Gen. Robert E. Lee

This monument
was erected by the
Tyrrell
Monument Association,
A.D. 1902.

Executive Committee.
Mark Majette, Abner Alexander, Thomas L. Jones, J.S. Cahoon, and C. E. Tatem.

Finance Committee.
Mrs. B.V. McClees, Mrs. J.C. Meekins Sr.,
Miss Lina B. Alexander.

President.
Lt. Col. William F. Beasley.

In memory of the patriotic sons of Tyrrell County
who fell in the service of the Confederate States.

General James Johnston Pettigrew
His North Carolinians went farthest at
Gettysburg, PA.

(side 2)
War
commenced
at
Fort Sumter
S.C.
April 12, 1861.

Officers
Company A,
32nd N.C. Troops
J.H. Thomas, Capt.
L.L. Hassell and F.F. Patrick, 1st Lts.
Henry Armstrong, Holloway
Armstrong, G.W. Bateman,
J.C. Duguid, 2nd Lts.

Abner Alexander, 2nd Lt. 61st N.C. Troops.
James Jarvis, 2nd Lt. 2nd N.C. Cavalry.
J.W. Simmons, 1st Lt. 2nd N.C. Cavalry.

Field Officers of 32nd N.C.
Troops taken from Co. A.
E.C. Brabble, (Currituck Co.) Colonel.
D.G. Cowan, (Bertie Co.) Lt. Col.
Henry G. Lewis, (Tyrrell Co.) Major.

As a
Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
2. Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 2)
tribute to comrades who honorably
served the Confederate cause to the end.
William M. Owens, Capt.
Co. G, 2nd N.C. Cavalry
Brandy Station, VA.

(side 3)
In
appreciation
of our
faithful slaves

Confederates living
in Tyrrell County
when this
monument was erected:
Abner Alexander B.V. Alexander Nelson Alexander W.W. Alexander W.J. Barnes Thos. Basnight D.D. Brickhouse F.L. Brickhouse J.S. Cahoon W.R. Carawan , 2nd Lt. Co. H, 33rd N. C. Troops W.G. Colston A.A. Combes J.L. Cooper W.S. Davenport M.G. Elliot t W.L. Gibson Thomas L. Jones W.C. Kemp W.W. Kemp W.F. Knowles James Litchfield J.H. Nichols James Phelps John Rhodes J.A. Sawyer S.L. Sawyer W.J. Sawyer Edward Sexton W.E. Shallington B.S. Spencer A.H. Tatem C.E. Tatem.

To the noble women of Tyrrell County, whose
devotion to our cause and sacrifice in its behalf.
and for their loved ones in the field, entitle them to rank with the heroines of all ages.

Nelson McClees, 1st Lt.
Edenton Bell Battery
Fort Anderson, N.C.

(side 4)
War
ended
at
Appomattox,
C.H., VA.,
April 9, 1865.

We lovingly dedicate
this tablet
to
the memory of
Mary Alexander
Beasley,
Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 3) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
3. Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 3)

who was born in Tyrrell County,
A.D. 1811,
And died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
in 1892.
She was the daughter of
Henry and Clarkey Alexander,
and devoted the four years of our
war to nursing our soldiers, who
loved to call her “Mother Beasley.”
She was the mother of
Lt. Colonel W. F. Beasley
71st N.C. Troops, who was the
youngest officer of his rank in
the Confederate Army.

The Confederate soldier won and is entitled to the
admiration of all who love honor, and liberty.

William Morris,
Sailor on Merrimac
Hampton Roads, VA.

 
Erected 1902 by Tyrrell Monument Association.
 
Location. 35° 55.057′ N, 76° 15.127′ W. Marker is in Columbia, North Carolina, in Tyrrell County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business U.S. 64) and South Broad Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 Main St, Columbia NC 27925, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Warren (here, next to this marker); Tyrell County (a few steps from this marker); Tyrrell County War Memorial
Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 4) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
4. Tyrrell County Confederate Monument (side 4)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Pettigrew (approx. 8.2 miles away); Somerset Place (approx. 8.4 miles away); James Johnston Pettigrew (approx. 8.4 miles away); Lake Company (approx. 8.4 miles away); Cool Spring (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Tyrrell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
5. Tyrrell County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5. submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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