Confederate Soldiers Monument - Cornelius NC
N 35° 28.628 W 080° 51.280
17S E 513184 N 3925967
Quick Description: The only statue of a Confederate soldier in Mecklenberg County, NC is on a monument which stands at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2010 2:34:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMA807
The Confederate Soldiers Monument (or Confederate Monument) stands in front of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where men first signed up for service in the Civil War. The church was the site of annual reunions of Confederate veterans in the early 1900s. Money was raised and the monument was erected and dedicated on August 4, 1910.
A granite statue of a Confederate soldier at rest holding a rifle stands on top of the 4-sided monument. On the front there is a relief of a Confederate flag and inscribed on polished granite is:
THOUGH MEN DESERVE,
THEY MAY NOT WIN SUCCESS.
THE BRAVE WILL HONOR THE
VANQUISHED NONE THE LESS.
Below is a relief of a cannon.
Left side in upraised letters on the lower base:
Right side in upraised letters on the lower base:
Back side on the polished granite:
FIRST AT BETHEL
FARTHEST AT GETTYSBURG
LAST AT APPOMATTOX
Below is a relief of crossed sabers.
There are 45 veterans buried in the cemetery behind the Mt. Zion Church which is located at 19600 Zion Avenue, Cornelius, NC.