Pennsylvania Monument
National Cemetery
Salisbury, North Carolina


Their memory cannot be forgot
Forever shall men's hearts reverse
Their loyalty, and hold this spot
Sacred, because they perished here.

This monument is erected by authority of an Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature, approved June 13, 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 or in the the eighteen trenches southeast of this monument. A grateful Commonwealth renders this tribute to their honor and memory.

Visit the Salisbury Prison Camp website.

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