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This Day in the History of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

June 2, 1913
Governor Locke Craig delivered the main address at the dedication of the Civil War monument in McCorkle Place. Given by the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the statue was erected as a memorial to the 321 alumni of the University who died in the war and all students who joined the Confederate Army. The statue is now known to students and alumni as "Silent Sam."
June 3, 1913
Exhausted by the demands of the presidency, Francis Preston Venable requested a leave of absence, and the Board of Trustees approved his request on this date. Venable would later resign after thirteen years as president.