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Florence in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Civil War Union Burials

 
 
Civil War Union Burials Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
1. Civil War Union Burials Marker
Inscription.  (Front):
One each side of this marker lie the remains of approximately 2300 Union soldiers who died as prisoners in the Florence Prison Stockade, between September 1864 and February 1865. The Stockade was located across Cemetery Street on Stockade Road. Burials are in trenches indicated by stone markers at the end of each row showing the number of individuals placed there. (over)

(Reverse):
Names of those in trench burials were lost after the war but are being researched by the Old Darlington District Chapter, SC Genealogical Society. A current list of known casualties is located on a database in the visitor center for public reference. Signs on Stockade Road indicate the site of the Confederate Stockade. This marker erected by Friends of the Florence Stockade, May 30, 1998. (over)
 
Erected 1998 by Friends of the Florence Stockade.
 
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 series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1865.
 
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34° 11.056′ N, 79° 45.236′ W. Marker is in Florence, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker can be reached from East National Cemetery Road (State Highway 13). Marker is located inside the Florence National Cemetery. There are two areas of the Cemetery separated by East National Cemetery Road. The marker is in the older, smaller area on the north side of the road. 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. Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); Florence National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); Dahlgren, IX-inch (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooke Rifled Cannon, VII-inch (about 600 feet away); Guns of the CSS Peedee (about 600 feet away); Brooke Rifled Cannon, VI.4-inch (about 600 feet away); All Gave Some – Some Gave All (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Additional keywords. Prisoners; Stockade
 
Reverse Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
2. Reverse Side
Civil War Union Burials Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
3. Civil War Union Burials Marker
The stones lined on either side of the Marker are the trench markers with the number of buried soldiers in each row.
An Example Of The Stone Trench Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
4. An Example Of The Stone Trench Markers
Entrance to the Florence National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
5. Entrance to the Florence National Cemetery
 
 
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 1,255 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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