Confederate Soldiers Monument - Cornelius NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
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
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
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
BRAVE,
VANQUISHED NONE THE LESS.

Below is a relief of a cannon.

Left side in upraised letters on the lower base:

OUR CONFEDERATE
SOLDIERS

Right side in upraised letters on the lower base:

1861-1865

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.

References:

Date Installed or Dedicated: 8/4/1910

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Private citizens

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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