Life and Death at the Florence Stockade, American Civil War, Prisoner of War Camp, South Carolina

  • Paul G. Avery
  • Patrick H. Garrow
Part of the Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA, volume 1)


Extensive excavations of a guard camp at the site of Florence Stockade, South Carolina, in advance of development revealed extensive traces of Prisoner of War (PoW) activity despite an occupation of only from September 1864 to March 1865. Evidence from features, particularly pits, and from artifacts, can be combined with documentary sources to reveal many aspects of PoW life within this crowded and unsanitary camp. The excavations demonstrate that even such transitory sites can yield much information to illuminate the PoW experience.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc.KnoxvilleUSA

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