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.
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. Civil War Union Burials (approx. ¼ mile 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. 1½ miles away); The Cruiser Pee Dee, C.S.N. (approx. 1½ miles away); American Legion Post #1 / 2nd Lieutenant Fred H. Sexton (approx. 3½ 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 650 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.