Historic Markers Across Alabama



Soldier's Rest — -1862-



Marker ID:  
Location: on South Magnolia Street, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 48.092    W 087° 39.898
  34.80153333    -87.66496666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Soldier's Rest
-1862-


This area is the military cemetery for Confederate Soldiers. After an 1862 skirmish in the streets of Florence, it was used to bury casualties until the end of the Civil War. Many unknown Confederates and a few unknown Union soldiers rest here. After the war it was reserved for Confederate veterans and their families. In 1977, the historic plot was deeded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to insure its preservation and perpetual care.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.







End of Soldier's Rest — -1862-