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Confederate Monument, Yanceyville
 
Confederate Monument
Yanceyville
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/170
 
Description: This monument, located in front of the Caswell County Court House as a memorial to the county's Confederate veterans, displays a Confederate soldier standing atop a pedestal. The bronze soldier looks northward and defiantly grasps his gun in both hands while he steps forward with his left foot. He wears the Confederate uniform complete with hat and is depicted as a man with high cheekbones, a full mustache, and a goatee.
 
Inscription:
TO THE SONS OF CASWELL COUNTY WHO SERVED IN THE WAR OF 1861-1865 IN ANSWER TO THE CALL OF THEIR COUNTRY / IN WHATEVER EVENT THAT MAY FACE OUR NATIONAL EXISTENCE MAY GOD GIVE US THE WILL TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT, THAT LIKE OUR FOREFATHERS, WE MAY IMPRESS OUR TIME WITH THE SINCERITY AND STEADFASTNESS OF OUR LIVES / ERECTED BY THE CASWELL COUNTY CHAPTER UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY 1921
 
Dedication date: 9/10/1921
 
Creator: J. F. Manning Company, Designer
 
Materials & Techniques: Bronze statue, with base made of Surry County granite.
 
Sponsor: The United Daughters of the Confederacy. Additionally, a $1000 appropriation was provided by the county.
 
Unveiling & Dedication: The first portion of the unveiling ceremony was held in front of the monument and was continued within the Caswell County courthouse. The audience proudly sang "America," "The Old North State," and "Dixie" throughout the unveiling program. Mary Kerr Spencer, then Chief Executive of the North Carolina Daughters of the Confederacy, spoke at the event, praising the Confederate veterans in attendance and challenging the youth of Caswell County to fight with equal dignity to better the county in which they live.
 
Subject notes: Described as "the finest work of art that exists in the entire Confederacy," due to its historical accuracy by W. L. Shadix, former director of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association.
 
City: Yanceyville
 
County: Caswell
 
Subjects: Civil War
 

 

Latitude: 
36.40349
Longitude: 
-79.33634
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