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Alamance County War Memorial, Graham.  Photo courtesy of Kelly J. Agan.

Alamance County War Memorial
Graham
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/253

Description: This war memorial is a long rectangular wall structure constructed from granite and honors Alamance County soldiers lost in five wars. A central taller inscribed granite slab with the commemoration and seal of Alamance County is flanked by a number of smaller slabs on both sides that bear the inscribed names of the fallen. Three flags fly behind the memorial: the American flag, the North Carolina flag, and the the Alamance County flag.


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Rear inscription


Inscription:
Center slab: "THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED /TO THE HONOR OF ALL THE / BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF / ALAMANCE COUNTY WHO FOUGHT /IN SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRY/ AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ INSCRIBED HERE WHO DIED IN/ DEFENSE OF OUR FREEDOM. / ERECTED 1996/ BY THE CITIZENS OF ALAMANCE COUNTY. /


On far right: "CIVIL WAR / JACOB ADAMS / B.H. CORBETT / DAVID HATCHELL / CALVIN MCADAMS / S.M. ROBERTSON /GEORGE THOMPSON / W.B. ADAMS /JAMES A. CRUTCHFIELD / JAMES J. HATCHELL / OLIVER MCPHERSON / HENRY ROSEMAN /ISACC THOMPSON / CALVIN ALBRIGHT /HENRY DANEBY /JAMES J. HATCHETT /BARTLETT Y. MEBANE / BEMJAMIN ROSS / JAMES S. THOMPSON /
GEORGE M. G. ALBRIGHT / PLEASANT DANIEL / JULIUS HATCHETT / THOMAS J. MINNIS / DAVID C. ROSS / JOHN A. THOMPSON / JOHN S. ALBRIGHT /WILLIAM J. DNAIELLY / JAMES J. HICKS / ALEXANDER MITCHELL / JOSEPH G. ROSS / JOHN H. THOMPSON / JOSEPH A. ALBRIGHT / JOHN M. DAVIDSON / GRANVILLE S. HOLT / HENRY C. MITCHELL / JOHN W. RUSSELL / OLIVER N. THOMPSON / LAWRENCE
ALBRIGHT / SAMUEL J. DICKEY / JEREMIAH HOLT WILLIMA G. MITCHELL / GEORGE SAMS / S. C. THOMPSON / SAMUEL A. ALBRIGHT / ROBERT L. DONNELL / JEREMIAH M. HOLT / GEORGE W. MOORE / JOSH SCHAEFER / WILLIAM THOMPSON / SAUREN ALBRIGHT / P.S. ECTOR / WILKINS HOLT / HARRISON
MOORE / D.T. SELLARS /ABSALOM TICKLE /E.M. ALLEN / JOB EVANS / M. V. HOPKINS / SOLOMON MOORE / DANIEL C. SHARP / GEORGE R. TICKLE / LEA ALLISON / R. L. EVANS / ADAM HUFFMAN / JOHN MOSER/ DANIEL E. SHARP/ GEORGE S. TICKLE/ THOMAS ALLRED/ WILLIAM FAUCETT/ JOHN HUFFMAN / J. F. MURRAY / MILTON SHARP / JULIUS TICKLE / CALVANDER ANDREWS / WILLIAM H. FAUCETT / JOHN D. HUFFMAN / JOHN A. MURRAY / ANDERSON M. SHARPE / SIMEON TICKLE / S. ANDREWS / JOHN W. FAUCETTE / JOHN E. HUGHES / MADISON MURRAY / JACOB SHEPHERD / JAMES M. TROXLER / JACOB ANTHONY / OSCAR D. FOGLEMAN / WILLIAM J. HURDLE / WILLIAM W. MURRAY / SAMUEL SHEPHERD / JAMES WALKER / ALFRED A. ATKINS / THOMAS G. FONVILLE / ANDREW J. HUTCHINS / A.S. NELSON / JOHN SHOFFNER / ANDERSON WAY / GEORGE BARKER / JON F. FOSTER / AFLFRED ISELEY / JAMES D. NETHERLY / MICHAEL SHOFFNER / ROBERT A. WEEDEN / DANIEL L. BARNETT / PETER Z. FOUST / LEWIS C. ISELEY / WILLIAM E. NEWLIN / CHESLEY SIMPSON / SIMPSON R. WEITZEL/ HENRY M. BARNWELL/ JAMES FOWLER/ WILLIAM ISELEY / WILLIAM NEWMAN/ EDWARD D. SIMPSON/ELI WELDON / JACSON BEARD / RADFORD FREDERICK/ AUSTIN ISELEY/ WILLIAM M. NIX/ JAMES SIMPSON/ GEORGE B. WELLS/ WILLIAM BINTLE/ JOSEPH FREELAND/ BENJAMIN ISELEY/ HEROD NOAH/ JOHN E. SIMPSON/ THOMAS WHISENHUNT/ WILLIAM B. BOGGS/ WILLIAM FREELAND/ ALFRED JAMES/ NATHANIEL NORWOOD/ MARTIN V. SIMPSON/ WILLIAM P. WHITE/ JAMES D. BRADSHAW/ JOHN C. FREEMAN/ DANIEL M. KECK/ GEORGE W. PALMER/ MORGAN SIMPSON/THOMAS J. WICKER/ JAMES N. BRADSHAW/ GEORGE G/ GARRISON/ ANDERSON KING/ LEWIS M. PATTON/ DANIEL S. STALEY/WILLIAM WILEY/ CHARLES A. BRANCH/ WILLIAM J. GARRISON/ MEBANE KINNEY/ WILLIAM PATTON/ JOHN STANFORD/ HANDY S. WOOD/ THOMAS J. BRANNOCK/ FELTY GERRINGER/ JORDAN H. KIRKPATRICK/ JAMES M. PAYNE/ JOHN P. STANFORD/ GEORGE WORKMAN/ ELI B. BRANSON, JR./ HNERY GERRINGER/ JAMES M. LACKEY/ JOHN J. PETTIGREW/ MOSES STANFORD/ FREDERICK WYATT/ JOHN BRAXTON/ THOMAS E. GIBSON/ ORREN LAMB/ ROBERT PETTIGREW/ EMSLEY STEEL/ SMAUEL YOUNG/ HENRY M. BROWN/ JESSE GILLIAM/ WILLIAM M. LANKFORD/ BENJAMIN R. PHILLIPS/ WILLIAM A. STEEL/ CADWALLADER J. ANDREWS/ ZIMIRI CANTER/ WILLIAM GRAHAM/ JAMES W. LEWIS/ JOHN F. PICKARD/ JAMES P. STEWART/ PHILIP C. NEESE/ H. CAPPS /WILLIAM H. GUTHRIE/ TAYLOR LINNEN/ JAMES C. PRICE/ GEORGE W. STINSON/ JOHN ANDREWS/ WILLIAM L. CARSON/ JAMES HALEY/ B. N. LONG/ WILLIAM A. RASCOE/ SAMUEL C. STOCKARD/ WILLIAMSON G. ANDREWS/ ROBERT J. CHATHAM/ JAMES HALL/ JOHN A. LONG/ JOHN RAY/ SAMUEL STUART/ JOSEPH H. YOUNGER/ GEORGE CLAPP/ JOHN M. HALSTEAD/ JOSEPH G. LONG/ JOHN S. RAY/ JOHN H. P. SUMMERS/ SAMUEL H. YOUNGER/ TUBAL CLAPP/ J. M. HARDER/ MATHEW MARKHAM/ DANIEL R. RICH/ CHELSEY W. SUTTON/ LEWIS TAFFORD/ WILLIAM CLEMENTS/ JAMES R. HARDER/ L. ALLEN MARTIN/ AMOS RICHARDSON/ JOHN F. SUTTON/ WILLIAM E. RIPPY/ HENRY M. CLENDENIN/ ANDERSON M. HARP/ JAMES M. MATTHEWS/ FREDERICK RICHARSON/ LINDSEY SUTTON/ WILLIS H. COBLE/ JOHN W. HARRIS/ DANIEL MAY/ JAMES A. RIPEY/ MASON TARPLEY/ ETHRIDGE COOK/ FOSTER HATCH/ JOHN H. MAYNARD/ JAMES H. ROBERSON/ JOSEPH TAYLOR


Next to the center slab and Civil War slab: SPANISH AMERICAN WAR/ JOHN H. WOMBLE/ JULIUS W. THOMPSON/


Below the Spanish American War section: WORLD WAR I/LAWERENCE P. ALLEN/ WILL L. GARRISON/ MALCOLM M.S. MURRAY/ ROBERT ANDREWS/ GEORGE GERRINGER/ ERNEST M. OWENS/ JAMES E. ASKEW/ JULE H. GLENN/CHARLES A. PATTON/ MITCHELL AYCOCK/ THEODORE T. GOURDIN/ DORCIL T. PETTY/ WILLIAM E. AYDT. EULISS HALL/THOMAS G. PYTHRESS/ HERBERT BARBER/ WORTH HATCH/THOMAS REDFERN/ OSCAR A. BASS/ E. B. HUFFINS/FRANK REMARN/ MARVIN J. BENNER/ ORVILLE C. HUNDLEY/ MRS. RIDDLE/ J. FLOYD BLALOCK/ JOSEPH H. HURDLE/W.O. ROBERTSON/ ROY BLALOCK/ JAMES C. ISELEY/EDWIN A. SCOTT/ S. GALES BRADSHAW/ CHARLES E. JOHNSON/ JOHN W. SELF/CLARK BRANSON/ HARRY W. JOHNSON/LACY W. SIMPSON/ ERNEST P. BROOKS/ EULIA T. JONES/ HENRY R. STOREY/ THOMAS M. BURCH/ ERNEST KING/ WALTER E. STORY/HENRY CHANDLER/ MRS. MINNIE KING/ D. G. SULLIVAN/ BEN CLARK/ ROBERT M. LASHLEY/ ROBERT SUTTON/ GUY CLARK. JUNE LASSITER/ J.E. SYKES/ WILLIAM B. COE/ DAVE LEE/ JOSIAH B. TERRELL/ MRS. C.E. COLEMAN/ DEWITT LOY/ HENRY W. TICKLE/ ALBERT COMPTON/ HENRY LOWE/ CICERO VINCENT/ GEORGE E. COOK/ JESSE L. MANN/ JIM WALLS/ J. FLOYD CRANE/ HARVEY MAY/ GEORGE T. WARREN/ ARNOLD D. DAVIS/ JEROME G. MAY/ISHAMM WATSON/ E. CALEB DIXION/ CLARENCE H. MCADAMS/L. POLK WEBSTER/ JAMES A. DODSON/ ROY S. MCINTYRE/ MARVIN E. WILKINS/ JOHN G. DORSETT/ CLAYTON P. MCPHERSON/ JAMES E. WILLIAMSON/ WALTER B. ELLIS/ JAMES W. MCPHERSON/ LANGSTON L. WILSON/ IVEY J. FARGIS/ CHARLES L. MEACHUM/ MRS. J. A. WINNINGHAM/ LYMAN M. FAUCETTE/ JOHN H. MEYERS/RICHARD E. WINNINGHAM/ O. GRAHAM FAUCETTE/ FREDERICK L. MORGAN/ CLAUDE FUQUA/ OTIS FOGLEMAN/ CARM MOSER/ WALTER FOSTER/ IKE MUELLER/ E. CHLOE FOWLER/ EDWARD T. MURRAY/


On the right side of the center slab: WORLD WAR II/ ROBERT C. ALLEN/ CLARENCE W. COBLE/ EDWARD H. GUTHRIE/ ROBERT B. MASSEY/ LUTHER J. RUSH/ JAMES C. VARNER/ ROY C. ANDERSON/ JAMES W. COBLE/ JOHN G. HACKETT/ RICHARD A. MAY/ JESSIE W. SAUL/ ALBERT T. VINCENT/ HARRELL C. ASKEW/ ROY C. COMER/ LACY B. HALL JR./ ROBERT M. MAY/ JOHN E. SHAW/ JAMES L. VIPPERMAN/ WILLIAM S. AUSLEY/ BRODIE D. COOK/ GROVER L. HANDY/ HAROLD B. MCCARN/ WALTER F. SHAW/ HARRY C. WAGONER/CLAIBORNE H. BAKER/ RALPH R. COOPER/ JACK HANEY/CARL C. MCCAULEY/ PAUL B. SHEMHART, JR./ DAVID S. WARD/ MELVIN W. BAKER/ HARVEY E. CORE, JR./ THEODORE M. HARRIS/ ROBERT V. MCCLURE/ HOMER F. SHOFFNER/ ROBERT L. WARD/ROBERT S. BAKER/ LESTER O. CORNS/ ROY HARTLINE/CHARLES B. MCDADE/ HERMAN T. SHUMATE/ RAY D. WARREN/ JIM R. L. BALDWIN/ C. DEWEY COVINGTON, JR./ JOHN D. HAYNES/ ALFRED A. MCINTOSH/ WILLIAM C. SIMMONS/ JAMES J. WHITFIELD/ SAM H. BARNES/ WILLIAM T. COX/ AUBURN L. HENWITT/ JAMES W. MCINTYRE/ JACK W. SIMPSON/ JOHN S. WHITLOCK/ ALBERT L. BARNEYCASTLE/ JAMES H. CRAWFORD/ JOHN W. HOBBS, SR./ HAROLD D. MCPHERSON/ ROBERT E. SIMPSON/ HENRY F. WICKER/ ERNEST E. BARNEWELL/ ROY L. CROCKER/ JEAMES E. HOCKADAY/ RAYMOND V. MCPHERSON/ ALSON C. SMITH, JR./ ROY WILLIAMSON/ WILLARD H. BARNEWELL/ FLOYD W. DALE/ WARREN C. HODGIN/ GEORGE W. MINNICK. CALVIN E. SMITH/ RUFUS D. WILSON, JR. / ISAAC F. BEAR/ EDGAR J. DAWKINS/ ADRIAN W. HOFFMAN/ VANCE E. MORTON/ JAMES W. SMITH/ WILLIAM J. WILSON, JR. / WILLIAM E. BELL/ MELVIN L. DELLINGER/ RICHARD HOSKINS/ ALSON D. MOSER/ GEORGE R. SOMERS/ CLARENCE C. WIMBISH/ ALEX B. BLACKWOOD/ JAMES E. DICKEY/ BROUDIE D. HUCKABY/ JAMES W. NEWAL/ PAUL SPARKS/ FREDERICK L. WOLFE/ BURLEY R. BOOE/ FLOYD R. EDMONDS/ WILLARD C. HUMBLE JR. /JESSE W. NICHOLS/ WALTER H. SPENCE/ ROBERT B. WOLFE. JR. /FRANK B. BRAGG. JR. / JAMES E. EDWARDS/ ANDREW E. HUNTER/ MARCELIANO ORTEGA JR. / DOYCE F. SPRUELL/ JAMES W. WORKMAN/ PAUL M. BROWNING/ WILLIAM B. EDWARDS/ CALVIN HUNTER/ VANCE H. PATTON/ THAD R. STEELMAN/ JAMES F. .WRIGHT/ ROBERT F. BROWNING/ ILLIAM L. EDWARDS/ CHARLES M. HURLEY/ WILLIS C. PEELE/ EARL STEWART/ CARL R. ZACHARY/ JAMES M. BRYANT/ ARTHUR W. ELLIS/ FRANK B. ISLEY/ RALPH K. PEELES/ OTHO J. STOUT/ LELAND H. PERRY/ WILBERT P. BRYANT/ LEIGHTON H. EVANS/ THOMAS J. JEFFREYS/ GEORGE D. PENDER/ ROBERT P. STOUT/ WILLIAM H. BRYANT/ DELBERT R. FLORENCE/ JIMMIE C. JEFFRIES/ FRANCIS N. PERKINS/ FRED L. STUTTS/ JAMES M. BUCKNER, JR./ SAMUEL A. FLORENCE, JR. /GERALD F. JOHNSON/ EARLEY V. PERRY/ WILLIAM Q. SURRATT/ JAMES W. BUCKNER/ CONNIE L. FOUST/ ROBERT L. JOHNSON/ LAWSON E. PERRY, JR. / SAMUEL E. SYKES/ WILLIAM C. BUNTON/ EMORY A. FRY/ SAMUEL H. JOHNSON/ FOREST R. PHIBBS/ WILLIAM E. TALLEY/ ROGER C. BURTON/ NORRIS P. GARRETT/ JOHN A. JOHNSTON/ JOHN R. PHILLIPS/ GILES L. TEAGUE/ ISAAC BUTLER, JR. / ROBERT P. GARRISON/ JAMES M. JONES/ HOWARD B. PICKETT/ WILLIAM H. TEAGUE/ JOHN H. BYRD/ ADRIAN L. GERRINGER/ MORRIS S. JONES/ THOMAS J. PICKETT/ THOMAS B. TERRELL/ DAVID L. CALE/ ROBERT V. GERRINGER/ JAMES H. JORDAN/ JOHN H. PORTERFIELD/ THOMAS L. TERRELL/ WADE H. CARDEN, JR./ CALVIN C. GLASGOW/ JOSEPHUS KELLY/ JOHN R. PURGASON, JR. / CECIL J. THOMAS/ RAYMOND H. CARPENTER/ ELBERT L. GLOSSON/ JAMES R. KENION/ JACKSON T. RAMSEY/ ROY W. THOMAS/ RALPH M. CARSON/ JOHN W. GLOSSON/ HARRY E. KERNODLE/ CLYDE H. RAY/ LAWRENCE W. THOMPSON/ KERMIT L. CARTER/ GLENN W. GOSS/ RUSSELL H. KETNER/ CHARLES O. REED/ RAINEY F. THOMPSON/ MACON J. CAVINESS. JAMES H. GREEN/ ALBERT R. LAMBERT/ CLYDE M. REESE/ DANIEL B. TILLMAN/ DEWEY T. CHAMBERS/ JOHN V. GREESON/ FLOYD E. LASTER/ LOUIS D. RIDDICK/ JAMES W. TILLMAN/ LLOYD CHAPMAN/ JUNIUS M. GREESON/ CARL P. LEE/ URIEL ROBERTSON/ HOWARD TONEY/ EDWARD L. CHEEK/ LOUIS W. GREESON/ HINTON C. LEWIS/ KPSE[J W/ ROGERS/ WILBERT J. TROXLER/ JAMES CLARK/ RALPH F. GRIGGS/ LEE J. LOVETTE/ WARREN ROOPE/ JULIUS L. CLARK/ JESSE J. GUNN/ ARTHUR H. LUNSFORD/ WILLIAM D. ROSS/ EDWIN L. TURNER/ JOHN F. CLEMMONS/ ANDREW T. GUTHRIE/ JENNINGS T. MANESS/ JIMMY W. RUDD/ JOHN L. TURNER


On the top part next to the World War II section: KOREN WAR/ ANDREW H. BARRETT/ WILLIAM D. MAUEL/ JAMES B. WILDER/ J. D. BARRETT/ EDWIN C. MARTIN, JR. / HENRY G. WINSTEAD/ WORTH L. BUNTING/ RAYMOND F. MAY/ MARCELLUS D. WORTH/ WILLARD F. HERITAGE/ JAMES W. RAY/ CLYDE D. WRIGHT/ BILLY S. LEE/ ROBERT C. STOCKARD


Below the Korean war section: VIETNAM WAR/ KEMPER S. BILLINGS/ DENNIS L. HALL/ ROBERT E. PULLIAM, JR. / DENIS C. BOONE/ CLARENCE L. HOLMAN/


FRED REAVESM, JR./ WILLIAM R. BRAY/ MICHAEL W. JACKSON/ STEPHEN R. RICHARDS/ JERRY R. CAMPBELL/ GREGORY D. JENKINS/ LARRY M. ROBERSON/ LAWRENCE B. COLEMAN, JR. /MORRIS B. JONES/ CHARLES E. RUSSELL, III/ LARRY O. COPELAND. DENNIS C. KIDD/ TONY E. SCOGGINS/ LARRY R. DAMERON/ JOSEPH R. KING, JR. / PERRY M. SMITH/ CHARLES E. DRAEMER/ JOHN L. MCDANIEL/ HIRAM D. STRICKLAND/ JAMES T. EDMONDS/ RICKY L. MEEKS/ NATHANIEL THOMPSON/ GUY B. EPHLAND, JR. / RODNEY MELTON/ KENNETH F. UNDERWOOD/ JAMES O. FOGLEMAN/ JOHN C. MILES/ FRANKIE D. WADE/ WILLIAM R. GARNER/ GEORGE L. MORNINGSTAR/ JERRY L. WAGNER/ JAMES L. GRAVES/ ROBERT L. PATE, III/ JOHN T. WEBSTER/ HAROLD L. GUTHRIE/ GARY D. PRINCE/ HAROLD T. WILSON


Below the Vietnam War section: USS LIBERTY ATTACK/ MELVIN D. SMITH


Below the USS Liberty Attack section: MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT/ JOHNNY L. COPELAND/ ALAN D. LAM/ PRUITT A. RAINEY


On the back of the memorial: GOLD STAR/ CCB AND GRAHAM SAVINGS BANK/ MR. AND MRS. C. M. SHOFFNER/ SILVER STAR/ BB & T/ LABCORP/ MR. AND MRS. W.B. TEAGUE, JR. / HERRING BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, INC./ BRONZE STAR/ ALAMANCE FARMERS MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE ASSOICATION/ AMERICAN LEGINON WALTER B. ELLIS POST 63/ MR. AND MRS. RAYMOND BAKER/ BAPTIST TEMPLE OF ALAMANCE CO./ IN MEMORY OF TOM BONEY/ CHANDLER CONCRETE COMPANY/ CUMPARK PLAZA MERCHANT ASSOCIATION/ MR. AND MRS. THOMAS H. FOGLEMAN/ CITY OF GRAHAM/ KRIKPATRICK CONCRETE/ MR AND MRS. ERNEST KOURY/ MR. AND MRS. TERRELL L. LAMB/ LINDLEY LABORATORIES, INC./ PAUL LOVE/ MR. AND MRS. CHARLES C. LOY/ MCCLURE FUNERAL SERVICE/ MR. AND MRS. R. L. PATE/ RICHA DN THOMPSON FUNERAL SERVICE/ DICK SHIRLEY AND EMPLOYEES/ SYLVAN RURITAN CLUB/ GARLAND W. WAGONER, JR. / WICKER STREET BAPTIST CHURCH/ IN HONOR OF H.E. WILSON/ ALAMANCE V. F. W. POST 1920 AND LADIES AUXILIARY/ VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 10607 AND LADIES AUXILIARY/ ALAMANCE COUNTY
WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS/ WORTHY B. TEAGUE, JR. CHAIRMAN/ G. J. ASKEW/ JO ANN FERGUSON/ CLIFTON MCPHERSON/ RAYMOND BAKER/ DAVIS M. JORDAN/ PHYLLIS A. NORTON/ DON E. BOLDEN/ PARKER D. KISER, JR. / LARRY SCOTT/ DONALD R. CARTER/ TERRELL L. LAMB/ ROBERT C. SMITH/ JAMES A. CLAPP/ DAVID LASHLEY/ KEN D. STAFFORD/ LILLIE CREWS/ CHARLES C. LOY/ FLOYD WICKER/ DAVID M. CARTER/ DAVID S. CHEEK


Dedication date: 5/27/1996

Creator: Broad River Granite, Supplier

Materials & Techniques: Granite

Sponsor: Citizens of Alamance County, Alamance County War Memorial Committee

Cost: $65000

Post dedication use: Each year on Memorial Day, people gather to honor deceased soldiers.

Subject notes: The editor of the Burlington Times-News, Don Bolden, was responsible for the monument effort. A time capsule is also located at the memorial site and is set to be opened on April 24, 2049.

Controversies: Some time in the early 2010s, the monument was defaced when an unknown person threw hot grease over the names of those who fought in the USS Liberty incident and Middle East Conflict.

Landscape: The memorial is on top of a grassy field in front of the Criminal Courts building with a paved path around the memorial.

City: Graham

County: Alamance

Subjects: Veterans of Multiple Wars

Latitude: 
36.06939
Longitude: 
-79.40245
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