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  • Monument Name

    Artillery Monument, Raleigh National Cemetery

  • Type


  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City


  • County


  • 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

  • Custodian

    Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.774330 , -78.620660 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Raleigh National Cemetery,", (accessed, February 15, 2012) Link

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques

    Cast-iron, stone

  • Location

    The memorial is placed in the National Cemetery located at 501 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC 27610.

  • Landscape

    The monument is located in the grass-covered grounds of the cemetery surrounded by rows of small white grave markers.

  • Death Space


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