The Durham memorial was dedicated the morning of May 10th, 1924 (Confederate Memorial Day) The Durham Morning Herald issued a front page image of the Durham Memorial. Titled “Durham County’s Tribute”. The article read: “Saturday morning the people of Durham will dedicate its Confederate monument to the honor and glory of those men of this county who fought for the south during the Civil war. A large crowd expected to attend. The monument cost several thousand dollars and is a credit to the men for whom it was erected as well as to the community.” “Saturday Will Be Red Letter Day In Lives Of Old Soldiers Who Have Worked For Monument Many Years” It was a rainy day. Approximately 60 Confederate Veterans, and many sons and daughters attended the dedication. Read the Durham Morning Herald coverage of the event here: http://www.heraldsun.com/latest-news/article167615247.ece/BINARY/ConfederateMonumentDedicationDurhamMorningHerald.pdf
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