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The United Daughters of the Confederacy created a marker contextualizing Salisbury prison in the 1990s. Countering the Federal Monument, the UDC marker lowered the death toll at the prison from the impossibly high 11,700 to a more plausible 3,700.
The Salisbury National Cemetery is the only such cemetery in North Carolina: born out of a Confederate prison honoring the unknown Union dead. The cemetery houses almost four thousand Union veterans and six thousand U.S. veterans.
From the main gate at Salisbury National Cemetery in Rowan County, North Carolina. This image was taken on March 15, 2014. It shows a stone wall attached to the iron wrought gate which allows entrance to the cemetery.
Prussian painter and lithgrapher Otto Boetticher joined with a New York regiment and was captured by Confederates and placed in Salisbury prison. His illustration of a baseball game at Salisbury is the first known image of baseball.
Created in 1910 the Pennsylvania Monument was built to honor prisoners from the Commonwealth who died at Salisbury prison. The Pennsylvania Monument did not attack the Confederate authorities and focused on peace.
Edward Hood was a private during the Second World War, his grave is an example of how commemoration changed during the World Wars. Instead of saying what state he was from, the grave describes what branch of the military he served in. National trumps…
William Jones, a veteran of the Spanish American War, was buried at Salisbury National Cemetery in 1954. His grave is one of many from the Spanish-American War and focuses on his state unit, not the national force.
In this photograph, two Reserve Officers' Training Corps students view a Civil War exhibit at D. H. Hill Library at North Carolina State College of…