Longing for the MorningOn November 2, 1861, the Confederate government purchased about 16 acres here for a prison. The tract included an abandoned three-story cotton mill, a boiler house, six tenements, a superintendent's house, and several smaller buildings. A stockade was erected around the buildings and the first 120 prisoners of war arrived on December 9. By July 1862, most of the Union prisoners of war had been exchanged, leaving only a small contingent of Confederate and Union deserters, political prisoners, and convicts. The facility received no additional military prisoners until October 1864.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 547960 N 3946809|
|Decimal Degrees||35.66398333, -80.47010000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 39.839', W 80° 28.206'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 39' 50.34" N, 80° 28' 12.36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||704, 336|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 276-298 E Bank St, Salisbury NC 28144, US|
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