Historic National Cemetery and Confederate Prison Site

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Dedicated in 1874, this is the final resting place for veterans of all wars. Buried in 18 trench graves are 11,700 unknown soldiers who died at the Salisbury Confederate Prison during the Civil War. Including Medal of Honor recipient, Lorenzo Deming, who served on the US Picket Boat No. 1, incarcerated at the Prison at the age of 20. Deming's family was presented the Medal of Honor after his death, in 1865, by President Andrew Johnson.