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
Donated in late 1890’s
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The monument is located in the grass-covered grounds of the cemetery surrounded by rows of small white grave markers.