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

Florence Stockade Monument

 
 
Florence Stockade Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
1. Florence Stockade Monument Marker
Inscription.
This boulder was placed here
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
were confined
1864 ~ 1865
and

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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
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 13), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The monument is just east of the Pye Branch Creek Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Florence SC 29506, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florence National Cemetery (approx.
Florence Stockade Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
2. Florence Stockade Monument Marker
0.2 miles away); Civil War Union Burials (approx. 0.3 miles away); William H. Johnson Birthplace (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wilson School / Wilson High School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Henry Timrod (approx. 1.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Cruiser Pee Dee, C.S.N. (approx. 1.5 miles away); American Legion Post #1 / 2nd Lieutenant Fred H. Sexton (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
More about this marker. Seasonal vegetation can make this monument difficult to see as it is facing the road, not perpendicular and can easily be hidden.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 642 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.
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