Tuesday, December 30, 2008

James Edward Hope

James Edward Hope was a son of Levi Hope and Jane Harris Hope and is buried in the Hope family plot at College Hill Cemetery. His gravemarker, pictured above, has a carved image of what appears to be the Confederate flag. The marker is inscribed as follows:

James Edward Hope
Died Nov. 14, 1907
Born at College Hill
July 29, 1842
Youngest Child Of
Levi Hope and Jane M. Harris
of Cabarrus County, N.C.
Served as Ensign 30 Miss.
Volunteer Infantry
Confederate Army
A Tribute of Love


  1. Mona, A most interesting marker. The Confederate Battle Flag is one of the elements in the Southern Cross of Honor --- but this is clearly not a Cross of Honor design but a Confederate Flag.

  2. I was very interested in this unusual gravemarker with its Confederate flag. I have been researching some of the veterans of the Civil War buried in the country cemeteries of Texas and I haven't seen anything like this.

    Judith Richards Shubert

  3. The flag image was interesting to me too - one of the reasons I photographed this family plot. Odd that the flag appears to be flying "backwards" isn't it?