Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
32 Pounder Naval Cannon
Banded and Condverted at Richmond into a 6 inch rifle mounted at Fort Caswell North Carolina
Dismounted by exploding magazines when the Confederates evacuated that fort in January 1865
Presented by US War Department 1902
Erected 1902 by United States War Department.
Location. 35° 46.829′ N, 78° 38.396′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on Salisbury Street near Hillsborough Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the north side of the "Our Confederate Dead" Memorial, on the grounds of the NC State Capitol. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Our Confederate Dead (here, next to this marker); Samuel A'Court Ashe, LL. D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Olivia Raney Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Lawson Wyatt Worth Bagley (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st or Wildcat Division (within shouting distance of this marker); To the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
More about this marker. A similar cannon and marker sit on the opposite side of the Confederate Memorial.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 8, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.