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We can enter the cemetery through the funeral tunnel from Home Hospital. When a soldier dies, a funeral escort follows the flag draped casket. The Home Band plays a solemn requiem, and the firing party discharges three volleys over his grave. The graves are marked with neat head- boards painted white. You notice the words Name Unknown on one of the headboards. Though unknown, he is honored.
A short distance from the graves stands a noble monument erected to the memory of the fallen heroes by the officers and men of the Central Branch. The words "To Our Fallen Comrades" are engraved on the granite base of the monument. The shaft is of white marble and is a colonnade from the old United States Bank in Philadelphia.