Gatesville in Gates County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gates County Courthouse
Civil War Muster Ground
Before leaving to fight, members of Gates Guards signed their names on the wall in a second-floor room (now called te Patriots Room) in the courthouse. Their signatures are visible there today. In anticipation of the arrival of Union troops, the county records, which date to 1779, were removed to Allen Smith’s house and remained safely concealed there for the duration of the war.
Fifty years after the end of the war, on July 18, 1915, thirty Confederate veterans assembled across the street from the courthouse to unveil the Confederate Monument. John J. Gatling, a member of the Gates Guards and Co. B, 5th North Carolina Infantry, said, “In imagination, I saw my dead comrades rising up on innumerable
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 24.21′ N, 76° 45.194′ W. Marker is in Gatesville, North Carolina, in Gates County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Court Street (North Carolina Highway 137), on the left when traveling south on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gatesville NC 27938, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gates County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); William P. Roberts (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reid's Grove School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Burning of Winton (approx. 10 miles away); Hertford County WWI Memorial (approx. 10 miles away); a different marker also named Burning of Winton Hertford County UDC Monument (approx. 10 miles away); The Cannon’s Ferry Community (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gatesville.
More about this marker. On the left is a sketch of "Gate County Courthouse" - Courtesy Gates County Historical Society
On the right are portraits of "Gen. William P. Roberts" Courtesy Gates County Historical Society and "John J. Gatling" Courtesy Grafton Beaman
Major funding for this project was provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, through the Transportation Enhancement Program of the Federal Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.