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Artillery Monument, Raleigh National Cemetery. Photo courtesy Donald Burgess Tilley Jr.

Artillery Monument
Raleigh National Cemetery
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/164

Description: A large cast-iron seacoast cannon, set upright on a stone base. Upon it rests a shield shaped plaque which lists the number of known and unknown dead at the cemetery. These plaques were placed in National Cemeteries in the 1870s.

Inscription:
Inscription on plaque:


United States / NATIONAL MILITARY CEMETERY / RALEIGH. / ESTABLISHED 1866. /
INTERMENTS 1161 / KNOWN 648 / UNKNOWN 513


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Materials & Techniques: A Surplus Cannon

City: Raleigh

County: Wake

Subjects: Civil War

Latitude: 
35.77433
Longitude: 
-78.62066
Subjects: 
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