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Memorial to Confederate Soldiers, Columbia, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
N 35° 55.056 W 076° 15.131
18S E 387023 N 3975533
Quick Description: Monument dedicated to the Confederate soldiers of Tyrrell County, North Carolina.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2006 5:08:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMR1M
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 96

Long Description:

This monument stands in downtown Columbia, North Carolina and stands in dedication to the "memory of the patriotic sons of Tyrrell County who fell in the service of the Confederate States." The monument depicts a Confederate soldier, with inscriptions on all four faces of the pedestal.

The front face features a picture of Gen. Robert E. Lee and reads:

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.

The second face reads:

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 TRIBUTE TO COMRADS WHO HONORABLY SERVED THE CONFEDERATE CAUSE TO THE END.

WILLIAM M. OWENS, CAPT.
CO. G, 2nd N. C. CAVALRY
BRANDY STATION, VA.

The third face reads:

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. ELLIOTT, W. L. GIBSON, THOMAS L. JONES, W. C. KEMP, W. W. KEMP, W. F. KNOWLES, JAMES LITCHFIELD, J. K. 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 SACRIFICES 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.

The fourth face reads:

WAR ENDED AT APPOMATTOX, C. H., VA., APRIL 9, 1865.

WE LOVINGLY DEDICATE THIS TABLET TO THE MEMORY OF MARY ALEXANDER BEASLEY, 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.

There are many photographs in the waymark gallery showing close-up pictures of all of the inscriptions on this memorial.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 01/01/1902

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Tyrrell Monument Association

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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