GreenhillMonument

Confederate Statue restoration, at Green Hill Cemetery (June 9, 1984)

 

TheArmyOfTennessee

Monument to the Army of Tennessee, at Hamburger Square in Greensboro (May 10, 1985)

(South face)

THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE

They are all gone now with their
tattered flags and their faded uniforms.

Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga,
Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Resaca,
Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, Atlanta,
Ezra Church, Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville,
Averasboro, Bentonville and finally to
Greensborough.

(North face)

 Near this spot on April 13, 1865, President
Jefferson Davis, members of the Confederate
cabinet, and Generals Joseph E. Johnston and
P. G. T. Beauregard met to discuss the
Confederate military situation as a result
of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at
Appomattox. With the reluctant consent of
President Davis, a letter was sent to General
William T. Sherman requesting a cease-fire
to allow civil authorities to negotiate a
peace. As a result of this initiative, on
April 26, 1865, Johnston surrendered the Army
of Tennessee, which led to the end of the war.

ERECTED MAY 10, 1985
BY
THE COL. JOHN SLOAN CAMP 1290

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
C. MICHAEL BRIGGS, COMMANDER

 (East face)

On April 26, 1865, General Joseph E. Johnston
surrendered the Army of Tennessee at
Durham station, North Carolina. The army
centered in and around Guilford County,
surrendered its arms and flags and began
to disband. Beginning May 1, 1865, paroles
were issued for several days from
Greensborough and distributed to the Army
of Tennessee. On May 2, 1865, General Joseph
E. Johnston issued General Order No. 22,
bidding farewell to those he would later
call his "Matchless Soldiers".

(West face)

JOHNSTON'S FAREWELL ORDER

General Orders No. 22
Comrades: In terminating our official
relations, I earnestly exhort you to observe
faithfully the terms of pacification agreed
upon: and to discharge the obligations of
 good and peaceful citizens, as well as you
have performed the duties of thorough
soldiers in the field. By such a course, you
will best secure the comfort of your
families and kindred and restore tranquility
to our country. You will return to your
homes with the admiration of our people,
won by the courage and noble devotion
you have displayed in this long war. I
shall always remember with pride the loyal
support and generous confidence you have
given me. I now part with you with deep
regret - and bid you farewell with feelings
of cordial friendship, and with earnest
wishes that you may have hereafter all
the prosperity and happiness to be found
in the world.

ConfederateSoldiersGuilfordCounty

Monument to honor the Confederate Soldiers from Guilford County, Hamburger Square Park (May 10, 1986)

TO THE MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF GREENSBOROUGH AND GUILFORD COUNTY,
WHO FOUGHT FOR NORTH CAROLINA AND THE CONFEDERACY
IN THE WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE.
1861 - 1865

 

THESE WHILE IN THE PRIME OF LIFE,
FOUGHT, BLED AND DIED;
WALKING IN THE STEPS OF FATHER
ABRAHAM (GEN. 14:13-14)
IN BEHALF OF A LOST CAUSE.

WHILE SOME OF THESE IN OUR CHURCH-
YARDS SLEEP,
OTHERS FILL AN UNKNOWN GRAVE;
WHETHER UNKNOWN OR KNOWN TO FAME
THEIR CAUSE AND COUNTRY STILL THE
SAME.
THEY DIED AND WORE THE GRAY.

(BY JOHN A. SLOAN)
COMMANDER OF THE GUILFORD GRAYS

 

THE MEN OF GUILFORD

INFANTRY

1. CO. E -   2 REG. N.C. "THE GUILFORD GUARDS"
2. CO. M - 21 REG. N.C. "THE GUILFORD DIXIE BOYS"
3. CO. E - 22 REG. N.C. "THE GUILFORD MINUTE MEN"
4. CO. B - 27 REG. N.C. "THE GUILFORD GRAYS"
5. CO. B - 45 REG. N.C. "CAPT CHARLES E. SHOBERS CO."
6. CO. C - 45 REG. N.C. "THE GUILFORD LIGHT INFANTRY"
7. CO. A - 53 REG. N.C. "CAPT. A. P. McDANIEL'S CO."
8. CO. D - 53 REG. N.C. "CAPT. DAVID SCOTT. JR.'S CO."
9. CO. F - 54 REG. N.C. "THE STONEWALL BOYS"

CAVALRY

10. CO. F - 19 REG. - 2 N.C. CAV. "THE GUILFORD CAVALRY"
11. CO. I - 63 REG. - 5 N.C. CAV. "CAPT. JOHN E. WHARTON'S PARTISAN RANGERS"
12. CO. K - 63 REG. - 5 N.C. CAV. "CAPT. NAT P. RANKIN'S PARTISAN RANGERS"
13. CO. H - 16 BATTALION N.C. CAV. "CAPT. THOMAS R. DUVAL'S CO."

RESERVES

14. CO. A - 72 REG. - 3 N.C. JUNIOR RESERVES "CAPT. JOHN W. PITTS CO."
15. CO. B - 77 REG. - 7 N.C. SENIOR RESERVES "CAPT. JACOB BOON'S CO."
16. CO. C - 77 REG. - 7 N.C. SENIOR RESERVES "CAPT. W. B. JOHNSTON'S CO."

HOME GUARD

17. 4 REG. N.C. HOME GUARD "COL. JAMES R. COLE'S REG."

"LEST WE FORGET"

CampStokesMarker

Historical Marker at the site of Camp Stokes on Battleground Ave. Greensboro (May 10, 1987)

CAMP STOKES

Confederate camp of instruc-
tion for conscripts and prison
for deserters was located here
in 1864-1865. When the war
ended, 200 union prisoners
were held here. Camp Stokes
was commanded by Major
Jesse R. McLean of Greensboro.

ERECTED MAY 10, 1987 BY COL. JOHN SLOAN CAMP, 1290
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

TarpleyGunFactory

Historical Marker for the Tarpley Confederate Gun Factory, at Hamburger Square (January 19, 1988)

CONFEDERATE
ARMS FACTORY

The Tarpley breech-loading carbine was manu-
factured by Tarpley, Garrett & Co. at the site
of the old Pioneer Foundry, located 300 yards
east. Jere A. Tarpley received a patent from
the Confederate Government for the carbine on
February 14, 1863. In partnreship with J & F
Garrett, he produced carbines for the state of
North Carolina and the Confederate States of
America. It is believed over 400 carbines were
produced during 1863 and 1864.

ERECTED JANUARY 19, 1988 BY THE COL. JOHN SLOAN CAMP, 1290
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

 ReedyForkTrestleMarker

Historical Marker detailing the capture and burning of the Reedy Fork Trestle by the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry , at entrance to Bryan Park, Greensboro (January 19, 1988)

REEDY FORK TRESTLE

Located 1 mile N/E the trestle was the scene of a
skirmish between Confederate troops and a portion
of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry commanded
by Major A.B. Garner. Detached by General Stoneman,
who was located near Winston-Salem, N.C., the
Fifteenth weas ordered to destroy the trestle. After
a short fight the Federal detachment accomplished
mission unaware that a train carrying Confederate
President Jefferson Davis and cabinet members to
Greensborough had crossed only one hour earlier.

ERECTED JANUARY 19, 1988 BY COL. JOHN SLOAN CAMP, 1290
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
MendenhallJonesGardnerGunFactory

Historical Marker for the Mendenhall, Jones and Gardner Confederate Gun Factory, on River Road (May 10, 1988)

CONFEDERATE
ARMS FACTORY

The Mendenhall, Jones, and Gardner
gun factory was located 200 yards
west. Owned by Cyrus P. Mendenhall,
Ezekial Jones, and Grafton Gardner,
the firm produced approximately
2,000 rifles for the state of North
Carolina at this location from 1862 -
1864. Prior to M. J. & G., the site
had been the flour mill of Issac and
Henry Potter. The site is now the
Oakdale Cotton Mill.

ERECTED MAY 10, 1988 BY THE COL. JOHN SLOAN CAMP, 1290
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERAN

LambGunFactory

Historical Marker for the H. C. Lamb Confederate Gun Factory, on Guilford Jamestown Road (May 10, 1988)

CONFEDERATE
ARMS FACTORY

The H. C. Lamb & Co. gun factory
was located 1 mile Northwest. Owned
by Henry Clarkson Lamb, Anderson
Lamb, Jehu Lamb, and F. J. Carpenter,
the firm manufactired approximately
700 rifles for the state of North
Carolina. The firm also sold gun
parts to the state arsenals in Raleigh
and Florence.

ERECTED MAY 10, 1988 BY THE COL. JOHN SLOAN CAMP, 1290
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERAN

FlorenceArmoryMarker

Historical Marker for the North Carolina Armory at Florence, at the corner of East Fork and Penny roads (January 19, 1989)

THE FLORENCE ARMORY

The North Carolina Armory at Florence,
was located 1/4 mile east. Commanded by
Captain Z. S. Coffin, the armory converted
hunting rifles into military arms, repaired
broken guns, and assembled new guns
between 1862 and 1865. On April 11, 1865,
a detachment of the 1`5th Pennsylvania
Cavalry Regiment, under the command
of Captain Adam Kramer and Lieutenant
Ed Smith, destroyed the armory, which
at that time contained 800 completed
guns and 2500 partially completed.

ERECTED JANUARY 19, 1989 BY THE COL. JOHN SLOAN CAMP, 1290
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

GilliamMillerMarker

Historical Marker for the Gilliam & Miller Confederate Gun Factory on North Main Street in High Point (January 19, 1990)

CONFEDERATE
ARMS FACTORY

The Gillam & Miller Gun Factory
was located here. Owned by Dr. L. M.
Gillam and James Miller, the firm
manufactured rifles and gun stocks
for the state of North Carolina in
1863. The firm also haas a contract
to sell rifles to the Confederate
government in 1862.

ERECTED JANUARY 19, 1990 BY THE COL. JOHN SLOAN CAMP, 1290
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

CampFisherMarker

Historical marker for Camp Fisher on North Main Street in High Point (May 10, 1990)

CAMP FISHER

Located 3/4 mile east, Camp
Fisher was a camp of instruc-
tion for North Carolina troops
in 1861-1862. Camp Fisher
was named for Col. Charles
Fisher of Salisbury, after
his death at the battle of
First Manassas.

ERECTED MAY 10, 1990 BY THE COL. JOHN SLOAN CAMP, 1290
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

SearcyMooreMarker

Historical Marker for the Searcy & Moore Confederate Gun Factory on Hwy 220, two miles south of Madison, N.C. (January 19, 1991)

CONFEDERATE ARMS FACTORY

The Searcy & Moore gun factory was
located 1 mile west on the waters of
Hogans Creek. Owned by Alexander M.
Searcy and Dr. J. S. Moore, the firm
manufactured approximately 100 rifles
for the State of North Carolina in
1862-1863. On July 10, 1863, the State
purchased all their supplies and mate-
rials and sent them to the "Florence
Armory" in Guilford County.

ERECTED JANUARY 19, 1991 BY
THE COL. JOHN SLOAN CAMP, 1290 & PVT LORENZO DOW WILLIAMS CAMP, 1456
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

LongRifleGunsmithsMonument

Monument to the Long Rifle Gunsmiths of Guilford County. The monument stands along the hiking trail in Gibson Park off Wendover Ave.

THE GUILFORD COUNTY LONG RIFLE SCHOOL
AND THIER JAMESTOWN RIFLES

     THIS MONUMENT IS DEDICATED TO THE MEN WHO WORKED AS
GUNSMITHS, GUNSTOCKER, AND APPRENTICES IN ONE OF THE
LARGEST LONG RIFLE SCHOOLS (STYLES) IN THE SOUTH, FROM THE
EARLT NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE BEGINNNIG OF THE TWENTIETH
CENTURY.

      THESE MEN MADE A FORM OF LONG RIFLE THAT BECAME KNOWN
LOCALLY AS A "JAMESTOWN RIFLE", THESE RIFLES WERE SOLD
THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST, AND BECAME ONE OF OUR COUNTRY'S
CHEIF EXPORTS DURING THAT PERIOD. MANY WERE USED IN THE
WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE.

      THOUGH THESE MEN AND THEIR GUN SHOPS ARE NOW GONE,
THEIR RIFLES SURVIVE AS AN EXMAPLE OF THEIR CRAFTSMANSHIP,
AND ARE A FITTING MEMORIAL TO OUR LOCAL HERITAGE. THE
FOLLOWING MEN ARE KNOWN TO HAVE WORKED IN THIS AREA AS
GUNSMITHS.

JAMESTOWN (STYLE) RIFLE GUNSMITHS AND THEIR APPRENTICES
* SIGNED RIFLES EXIST

 

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