Memorial Dedication

Folks who live in Elizabethton and Carter County, Tennessee have always called the tall white structure near the Carter County Courthouse……”the monument”. Work began on the monument, which was to be dedicated “to the memory of the old soldiers of Carter County since the days of the Revolution” in 1912. An original appropriation of $500 was set aside by Carter County Court “to aid erection of a monument to the soldiers of Carter County.” Rev. D.P. Wilcox, a minister and a Union Civil War Veteran supervised the construction. Other contributions came from Elizabethton and Carter County Citizens. Officially called the Veterans’ Monument, it is located at Courthouse Square at the intersection of E. Elk Avenue and S. Main Street.

The Lt. Robert J. Tipton Camp #2083 of Elizabethton will be unveiling a memorial dedicated to the Confederate soldiers of Carter County. The Confederate memorial will be placed at the base of the Veterans’ Monument.
The memorial dedication service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13th. There is no charge and the public is cordially invited. Please bring folding chairs for seating.
The event will feature the Tennessee Division Color Guard of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, under the command of Mr. Bryan Green, Aide-de-Camp to the Tennessee Division; Company B 19th Tennessee Infantry Regiment as the Honor Guard under the command of brevet Captain Ric Dulaney.
Period music will be presented by Can*Joe John. Featured speakers will be City Manager Mr. Fred Edens, who is also a member of the Lt. Robert D.Powell Camp#1817 of Blountville and Mr. Ed Butler, a past Commander of the Tennessee Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, who will present “The Greatest Fighting Force Ever Assembled”. Other speakers will represent the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Order of Confederate Rose.

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