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
"Raleigh National Cemetery," NPS.gov, (accessed, February 15, 2012)
Materials & Techniques
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.
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