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

Confederate Prison

 
 
Salisbury Prison image. Click for full size.
By John Walker Guss, July 2, 2007
1. Salisbury Prison
Inscription. Enclosure, 16 acres. Once held 10,000 men. Destroyed by Federals, 1865. Site one block south.
 
Erected 1936 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number L-2.)
 
Location. 35° 39.876′ N, 80° 28.006′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, North Carolina, in Rowan County. Marker is at the intersection of East Innes Street and Long Street on East Innes Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury NC 28144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.S. Military Prison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meroney’s Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Salisbury (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Southern Tour (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Also see . . .  Salisbury National Cemetery. (Submitted on January 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Additional keywords. National Cemetery, Union Soldiers playing baseball
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesMilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
2. Confederate Prison Marker
Site of the Confederate Prison image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
3. Site of the Confederate Prison
The Confederate Prison was located at this site, now occupied by the Salisbury National Cemetery. The trenches where the prisoners who died here are buried can be seen behind the marker.
Confederate Prison Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
4. Confederate Prison Plaque
This relief of the Confederate States Military Prison at Salisbury is located in the Pennsylvania Monument in the National Cemetery.
Drawing of the Salisbury Confederate Prison image. Click for full size.
November 1, 2011
5. Drawing of the Salisbury Confederate Prison
From the diary of Robert Knox Sneden (Virginia Historical Society)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2007, by John Walker Guss of Hillsborough, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,111 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 7, 2007, by John Walker Guss of Hillsborough, North Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on January 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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