Saturday, July 13, 2013

Skirmish at Intersection of Palmetto and Church Streets

A Civil War skirmish occurred here in 1865 at the intersection
of Palmetto and Church Streets in Florence, SC.

While traveling through Florence a while back, I shot this picture while waiting at the stoplight where Church Street crosses Palmetto Street. I have lived here my whole life and never noticed it before but apparently it was placed there in 1949. Maybe you've missed it too. The marker reads:

Early in 1865 an advance guard of
Sherman's Army sent to liberate
the prisoners in the stockade was
met at this point by a company of
Confederates under Captain
Augustus Edwards and was defeated
with the loss of one life, that of
a Northern soldier.

Erected by the Chapters of the U.D.C.
(U.D.C. stands for United Daughters of the Confederacy)
Florence, SC

This marker can be found here:

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