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Salisbury in Rowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Burial Trenches and Salisbury Prison

 
 
Burial Trenches and Salisbury Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
1. Burial Trenches and Salisbury Prison Marker
Inscription.  You are facing the 18 trenches used by the Salisbury Confederate Prison for the burial of prisoners, most of whom died after October 1864.
 
Erected 1992 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists.
 
Location. 35° 39.556′ N, 80° 28.496′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, North Carolina, in Rowan County. Marker is on Government Road when traveling south. Marker is located in Salisbury National Cemetery, at the end of Government Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury NC 28144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salisbury National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Unknown Soldiers Monument (here, next to this marker); Maine (a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
Burial Trenches and Salisbury Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
2. Burial Trenches and Salisbury Prison Marker
The open area seen here beyond the marker is the site of the Salisbury Prison Burial Trenches.
line); C.S. Military Prison (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Salisbury (approx. half a mile away); Meroney’s Theatre (approx. half a mile away); Andrew Jackson (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
 
More about this marker. The marker contains a map of the area indicating the locations of the Salisbury Prison 1861-1865 and the National Cemetery trenches. Also present is a layout of the Salisbury National Cemetery showing the location of the different plots and the site of the marker and the burial trenches.
 
Also see . . .  The Salisbury NC Confederate Civil War Prison. (Submitted on September 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Burial Trenches and Salisbury Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
3. Burial Trenches and Salisbury Prison Marker
Markers in Salisbury National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
4. Markers in Salisbury National Cemetery
Several markers are found at this location. The Unknown Soldiers Monument can be seen in this photo next to the "Burial Trenches and Salisbury Prison" marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 976 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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