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Confederate monuments in the state of North Carolina

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Fayetteville Monument

North Carolina has over 200 public monuments and memorials commemorating the Civil War, outnumbering those in the state dedicated to any other subject. This guide is designed for researchers interested in information about Confederate monuments and memorials in the state of North Carolina. These resources include books, articles, photographs, and archival resources from the collections in Wilson Special Collections Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. Tips for locating additional resources beyond Wilson are also provided throughout. The guide is intended to be a way to start research in the subject area, not to provide an exhaustive list of all possible resources.

  • General Information - Books, articles, and other materials providing general information, history, and context for Confederate monuments, even beyond North Carolina.
  • Organizations - Information about the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Civil War veterans organizations.
  • Monuments in North Carolina - Information about particular North Carolina monuments, including dedication speeches/ceremonies and images.
  • "Silent Sam" Confederate Monument - Resources related to the "Silent Sam" Confederate Monument at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Registering and Requesting Materials - How to use and visit UNC-Chapel Hill's Wilson Special Collections Library.

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