This monument overlooks the National Cemetery at Salisbury.

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Monument erected by the U.S. Government in 1876: 
Inscription on the monument reads:
"In 18 trenches, just south of this spot, rest the bodies of 11,700 soldiers of the United States Army, who perished during the years 1864 and 1865, while held by the Confederate Military authorities, as prisoners of war in a stockade near this place."

 

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