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Hidden history that needs care

Hidden history that needs care. More a spot for contemplation of the misery the soldiers endured... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Cavydad
,
Camarillo, California
History Off The Beaten Path

This was the site of a Civil War prison that once held up to 18000 Union soldiers. It is close to... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Thomas C
,
Saegertown, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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Stockade Road, Florence, SC
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Hidden history that needs care. More a spot for contemplation of the misery the soldiers endured. Worth visiting just to let more people know it was there.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This was the site of a Civil War prison that once held up to 18000 Union soldiers. It is close to the Florence National Cemetery, but is difficult to find. There is a pavilion with historical descriptions, but little more. It is kind of sad...More

Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

The Florence Stockade was a prison camp during the Civil War. It was known as the the Florence Prison camp. Nice walk through the wooded area but when I was there no maps or brochures where available only the pictures and the map on the...More

Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

The National Cemetery drew me to visit (both sides of the road) and I ventured aimlessly further on Stockade road (duh) where the sign pointed to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The site was isolated on a gravel/mud road with a single sign that said...More

Thank BartBrammer
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 when it comes to markings.

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

I wish more attention was paid to this place. There is only a gazebo with some signs and a poorly marked trail.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

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 POW Camp. Why it was located there, the...More

1  Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Interesting. Lots of information and there are things to walk and see no vehicles past the parking area. It's kinda hidden. But worth the find. I was hoping for a brochure but there were none .

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

I understand the historical significance and that has value but the area is not set up in a way that made much sense to me. You start at the pavilion you see in the pictures and it gives you the history and then maps out...More

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Although we did not tour the house, we went to the re-enactment. Being the first time ever going to one, I was simply amazed and impressed. All the soldiers and their families in "era" dress was so cool! We loved it.

Thank red227
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