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Florence National Cemetery, Florence

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Florence National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Florence, South Carolina. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses, and as of 2014, had over 9,000 interments.HistoryThe cemetery was originally created on land appropriated, and later purchased, by the federal government. The land was first owned by James H. Jarrott and was a quarter of a mile from the Florence Stockade. It became a National Cemetery in 1865, and remains from nearby Civil War battlefield cemeteries were transferred and reinterred there.Florence National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.Notable interments Florena Budwin, a woman who donned a Union uniform and pretended to be a man so she could serve alongside her husband, who was a Captain, in the Civil War. Her husband was killed and she was captured by the Confederate forces, and served as a nurse at the Florence prisoner of war camp until her death. Boatswain's Mate First Class James Elliott Williams, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Vietnam War.
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  • As a US Army veteran, I have been considering being buried in Florence National Cemetery. My wife and I visited recently and were very pleased with what we found. Although, death is never something pe...  more »
  • Not as big and extreme as Arlington but will leave you touched by the many men and women that served and gave their all for our country.  more »
  • We were to spend the night in Florence. In looking at "things to do" in the area, I noticed and read about the Florence National Cemetery. I decided that this was worth a stop before leaving town. I g...  more »
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  • We happened to be driving down the road and came across this National Cemetery. The first tombstone I saw was for Rubio. This Cemetery was created to bury the Civil war soldiers. Some even have their wives buried with them.
  • My dad's grave is always so clean and neet
  • Beautiful, well maintained and home to my father. Born and raised in South Carolina.
  • very well kept cemetery