Artillery Monument

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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
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