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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Soldier's Rest

-1862-

 
 
Soldier's Rest 1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2009
1. Soldier's Rest 1862 Marker
Inscription.  This area is the military cemetery for Confederate Soldiers. After an 1862 skirmish in the streets of Florence, it was used to bury casualties until the end of the Civil War. Many unknown Confederates and a few unknown Union soldiers rest here. After the war it was reserved for Confederate veterans and their families. In 1977, the historic plot was deeded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to insure its preservation and perpetual care.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 34° 48.092′ N, 87° 39.898′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on South Magnolia Street, on the right when traveling north. Located inside the Florence Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patton Elementary School (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Soldier's Rest 1862 and Grave sites of Confederate Soldiers image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2009
2. Soldier's Rest 1862 and Grave sites of Confederate Soldiers
Old Confederate Fort (about 800 feet away); Florence Cemetery (about 800 feet away); General Hood's Narrow Escape (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Mountain" Tom Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); 115th Signal Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Willingham (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Soldier's Rest 1862 and Grave sites of Confederate Soldiers image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 20, 2009
3. Soldier's Rest 1862 and Grave sites of Confederate Soldiers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,974 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   3. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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