Washington in Beaufort County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
To Our Confederate Dead
On January 17, 1897, here in Oakdale Cemetery, the Ladies Memorial Association of Beaufort County reburied 17 Confederates killed during the September 6, 1862, Battle of Washington. The Children of the Confederacy dedicated the monument at the cemetery’s southwest entrance
(left) Wilson T. Farrow served in Co. H, 33rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment as 1st Lt. He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
(right) Reverend Nathaniel Harding enlisted on August 20, 1864, at age 17 as a private in Co. I, 67th Regiment N.C. Troops, also known as Co. I, Whitford’s Battalion N.C., Partisan Rangers. According to his family, while serving near Plymouth, N.C., he fell in a creek while weighted down with equipment and was pulled to safety by a Union officer who took him under his wing. After the war, Harding was educated at the Episcopal Academy, Cheshire, Conn., and Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. He became a deacon in 1873 and a priest in 1875. From 1873 until his death in 1917, he spent his ministry a St. Peter’s Episcopal Church here in Washington. He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included North Carolina Civil War Trails, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 35° 33.336′ N, 77° 2.73′ W. Marker is in Washington, North Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is at the intersection of North Market Street (County Route 1516) and East 15th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington NC 27889, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John the Evangelist Church (approx. one mile away); DeMille Family (approx. one mile away); Burning Of Washington (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dr. Susan Dimock (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Gray Blount (approx. 1.1 miles away); Josephus Daniels (approx. 1.1 miles away); Daniel G. Fowle (approx. 1.1 miles away); African Americans Defend Washington (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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