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Salisbury in Rowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Monument

 
 
Pennsylvania Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
1. Pennsylvania Monument Marker
Inscription.  
[ Left Tablet: ]
This monument is erected by authority of an Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature approved June 13th 1907.

To commemorate the patriotic devotion, heroism, and self-sacrifice of the officers and soldiers of the Pennsylvania Volunteers who died while confined as prisoners of war in the Confederate Military Prison at Salisbury, North Carolina, during the War of the Rebellion and were interred among the unknown Union soldiers and sailors in the eighteen trenches at the southeast side of the monument.

A grateful commonwealth renders the tribute to their honor and memory.

[ Right Tablet: ]
Many Pennsylvania Soldiers are Buried Here

They were citizens of a state whose founders came across the sea and established a commonwealth where all men would be equal and, under just laws, free to enjoy their inalienable rights in the pursuit of happiness, unmolested by King or Noble or prejudiced class. They used the sword only to preserve the peace and unity of their country. Twice on the soil of their state were crucial struggles for the republic. First at Valley Forge, that tested the
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courage and fortitude of the Patriot Army; then at Gettysburg, that proved the Nation could not be broken. Respecting the example of the Romans, who never raised emblems of triumph over a foe,
the commonwealth of Pennsylvania erects this monument to perpetuate the memory of the dead and not as a commemoration of victory.

Their memory cannot be forgot;
Forever shall men’s hearts revere
their loyalty, and hold this spot
sacred because they perished here.

 
Erected 1907 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 13, 1903.
 
Location. 35° 39.639′ N, 80° 28.468′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, North Carolina, in Rowan County. Marker is on Government Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in Salisbury National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury NC 28144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unknown Soldiers Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salisbury National Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Burial Trenches and Salisbury Prison (about 500 feet away); Maine
Left Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
2. Left Tablet
(about 500 feet away); Livingstone College (approx. 0.2 miles away); C.S. Military Prison (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Salisbury (approx. 0.4 miles away); Meroney’s Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Right Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
3. Right Tablet
Upper Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
4. Upper Tablet
The upper tablet contains a relief image of the Confederate Prison Camp in Salisbury.
Pennsylvania Monument Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
5. Pennsylvania Monument Markers
Pennsylvania Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
6. Pennsylvania Monument Marker
Pennsylvania Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
7. Pennsylvania Monument Marker
Closeup of Pennsylvania Soldier image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
8. Closeup of Pennsylvania Soldier
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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