Onslow County Confederate Soldiers Monument

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Onslow County Confederate Soldiers Monument.  Image courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.  Photograph by Tom Vincent.
 
Onslow County Confederate Soldiers Monument
Jacksonville
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/385
 
Description: This monument commemorates the "Men Who Wore The Grey" from Onslow County. It is likely an unfinished monument as a small pyramid of miniature cannon balls sits atop a granite pedestal designed to display a more grand memorial such as a column or obelisk, or possibly a figure such as a Confederate common soldier. The base is a fairly ornate design, with volutes of acanthus leaves in bas-relief.
 
Inscription:
Front: IN / LOVING / MEMORY / OF THE / MEN / WHO WORE / THE GREY
Left: ONSLOW / COUNTY / CONFEDERATE / MEMORIAL / "LEST WE FORGET" / 1861-1865 / UNVEILED / DECEMBER 1957
Right: BY / THE ONSLOW / GUARDS / CHAPTER /CHARTERED / 1913
Rear: AND THE YOUNG ONSLOW CONFEDERATES OF THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY CHARTERED 1937

 
Dedication date: December 1957
Materials & Techniques: Granite
 
Sponsor: The Onslow Guards and the United Daughters of the Confederacy
 
Location: The monument sits at the entrance to the Onslow County Courthouse on Old Bridge Street. The front of the courthouse faces south.
 
Landscape: The monument sits in the center of a small rectangular garden bed, surrounded by evergreen and seasonal plantings. The bed sits in the center of a small plaza paved with slate stones. A flag pole flying the U.S. Flag sits in the bed behind the monument. The Onslow County World War I and World War II Memorial sits just a few feet away by the doors at the entrance to the courthouse.
 
City: Jacksonville
 
County: Onslow
 
Subjects: Civil War,Proposed/Incomplete Monuments
 

Latitude: 
34.75088
Longitude: 
-77.43136
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