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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
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); Florence Cemetery (about 800 feet away);
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
General Hood's Narrow Escape (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Mountain" Tom Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); 115th Signal Battalion (approx. mile away); Fort Willingham (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florence Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America (approx. 0.3 miles away); East Florence Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
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
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,872 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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