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Florence Stockade, Florence

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The Florence Stockade, also known as The Stockade or the Confederate States Military Prison at Florence, was a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp located on the outskirts of Florence, South Carolina, during the American Civil War. It operated from September 1864 through February 1865; during this time, as many as 18,000 Union soldiers were imprisoned there, about 2,800 of whom died.
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  • The Florence Stockade (also known as the Florence Prison Camp), provides a visitors a glimpse into the brief period when Union prisoners were kept outside of town. The trail needs some improvements wh...  more »
  • I wish more attention was paid to this place. There is only a gazebo with some signs and a poorly marked trail.  more »
  • The site is really interesting, but needs updating. It is a shame that it has been allowed to become overgrown. It really needs to be mown and have the paint freshened. We learned much about the Union...  more »