Columbia, North Carolina and stands in dedication to the "memory of the patriotic sons of Tyrrell County
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
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.
SAILOR ON MERRIMAC
HAMPTON ROADS, VA.