Florence in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Florence Stockade Monument
by the United Daughters of
the Confederacy of
Florence, S.C. January 27, 1947
To record the fact that
directly south of this spot
was situated a stockade where
6,500 Federal prisoners
1864 ~ 1865
To pay tribute to the Confederate
Soldiers and the citizens of the
community who in the line of duty
guarded these prisoners
A history of this stockade,
written by one of the guards,
has been placed in the
Florence public library
Erected 1947 by United Daughters of the Confederacy of Florence, S.C.
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1888.
Location. 34° 10.994′ N, 79° 44.954′ W. Marker is in Florence, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is on East National Cemetery Road (State Highway Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence SC 29506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florence National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named A National Cemetery System (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Florence National Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Carillon (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Florence National Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Civil War Union Burials (approx. ¼ mile away); Dahlgren, IX-inch (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
More about this monument. Seasonal vegetation can make this monument difficult to see as it is facing the road, not perpendicular and can easily be hidden.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.