In 1991, the N.A.A.C.P. resolved that it was their mission to eradicate all monuments to the South in the War Between the States. In 2000 a UNC professor decided to push for the removal of our beloved Silent Sam from the UNC campus. In the Spring of 2003 a miscreant professor named Gerald Horn renewed the call for the demolition of Silent Sam. We do not know how this unnecessary controversy will end, but for the first time you can own a beautiful glossy 36 " by 24 " poster of the monument. This is a must for UNC Grad, especially if you have Confederate ancestry.
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The dedication of the monument "To the Sons of the University
who died for their beloved Southland 1861-1865" on
As Chairman of the Monument Committee of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy I have the honor, and it gives me much pleasure, to present in their name to the trustees of the University of North Carolina this monument which is erected in memory of those students of the University who served in the armies of the Confederate States of America.
No man in any age or country more richly deserves to be commemorated in bronze or stone than those youths who at the call of their respective states rushed to arms and suffered the indescribable hardships and dangers of a Confederate soldiers life. While this monument is an outward expression of our love for them and our admiration for their heroism, yet also the loving hearts of the women of the South will ever be memorial tablets on which will be inscribed the memory of their virtues and valor. Governor Craig has given you in part a history of the services rendered by the students of the University to the Southern Confederacy, but no tongue can tell, nor pen describe all that can be said or written in their praise.
In honoring the memory of our Confederate heroes, we must not be misunderstood as having in our hearts any hatred to those who wore the Blue, but we do not wish to forget what has been done for us by those who wore the Gray. The love we have for them is like the faithful clinging ivy;
"So we who stand beneath the stripes and stars
We have erected this monument not only in honor of the dead but also of the living. To the latter, I would say in behalf of the women of the South that we hope that their last years may be their happiest and when they cross the river that they may rest under the shade of the trees with their immortal leaders, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Of those who have died we may well say, in the words of Father Ryan, the poet priest of the South;
"We care not whence they came,
Accept this monument and may it stand FOREVER as a perpetual memorial to those sons of the University who suffered and sacrificed so much at the call of duty.
Mrs. H. A. London (1853-1930)
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TO BE ERECTED AT CHAPEL HILL
Monument to the University Boys Who Dropped Their Books in the Sixties to Take Up Arms at The Call of Their States
This picture represents the monument to be erected on the campus
There were more than 1000 University men in the struggle between the states enlisting from various States of the South. At least 40% of the students enlisted which is a record not equaled by any other institution, North or South. The monument was designed by Canadian sculptor, John Wilson, and will be very beautiful.
The front die will bear a bronze tablet depicting a woman --- representing the State--- appealing to a young student to take up arms for the Commonwealth. Books are falling from the youth's arms as in agitation. He listens to her appeal. The heroic figure surmounting the shaft represents the call answered--- that of a soldier boy, the soft felt hat pushed back from his noble brow, enthusiasm in every line of his young face.
On the reverse side will be another bronze tablet reciting the number of University students who from first to last enlisted in the cause--- from the highest officer to the lowest private.
Standing on the campus for all time, it will be an ob
Tablets have been erected in Memorial Hall in memory of those who lost their lives and all of those who enlisted are surely worthy of a monument.
This monument is to be erected under the auspices of the North Carolina
Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who hope to have
it unveiled during next Commencement, it being the fiftieth anniversary
of the beginning of the War for
Mrs. Henry A. London