Artillery Monument, Raleigh National Cemetery
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 on plaque:
United States / NATIONAL MILITARY CEMETERY / RALEIGH. / ESTABLISHED 1866. /
INTERMENTS 1161 / KNOWN 648 / UNKNOWN 513
Department of Veterans Affairs
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"Raleigh National Cemetery," NPS.gov, (accessed, February 15, 2012) Link
The memorial is placed in the National Cemetery located at 501 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC 27610.
The monument is located in the grass-covered grounds of the cemetery surrounded by rows of small white grave markers.