Raleigh National Cemetery
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
Materials & Techniques: A Surplus Cannon
Subjects: Civil War
11 July 2014 | Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina