From the News Leader, December 30, 1908.
MONUMENT TO WYATT FIRST TO DIE IN WAR.
Charlottesville Progress Says He Was Native of
Under the lead of the Selma Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, zealously assisted by Captain John A. Mitchener, $844 has been raised for the Wyatt memorial, lacking only $156 of the first thousand needed as a fine beginning to erect in the capitol square in Raleigh, a memorial to Henry W. Wyatt, of Edgecombe county, the first man to give his life for the Southern Confederacy, says the Raleigh (N. C.) Observer.
A letter last night states that a gentleman of means has offered to give an additional $1,000 to the fund provided the first $1,000 is raised by Friday, the first day of January. Only $156 must be raised, therefore, within the next three days to insure that the fund will be $2,000 on the first day of the New Year.
In a private letter Captain Mitchener said: "Now this special gift of $1,000, the Daughters of the Confederacy need to raise only $156 more by Friday. Urge them to come to the rescue. The Wyatt monument will then be a certainty and can be unveiled on the tenth day of next June, the forty-eighth anniversary."
This appeal should meet with instant response. There are at least sixteen chapters of the Daughters who can easily raise $10 each within three days to guarantee the needed $156 by Friday. Let them act at once. Contributions should be sent to Captain John A. Mitchener, Salem, N. C, or if sent to The News and Observer they will be acknowledged in this paper and the money forwarded to Captain Mitchener.
Let the money be fully subscribed to-day!
The Charlottesville (Va.) Progress says:
On the 9th of May, 1906, or it may have been 1905, Governor Glenn, of North Carolina, delivered the address at Appomattox