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Covering 24.9 acres of 101 thousand square meters of land in Florence, South Carolina is the Florence National Cemetery. It was established in the mid 1800s on a land first owned by James H. Jarrott, a local resident in the area. The land was then bought by the federal government and they soon established a National Cemetery in 1865.

Initially, the Florence National Cemetery served as a resting place for the Civil War casualties. Remains from neighbouring Civil War battlefield cemeteries were transferred here when it was first established.

As of 2005, the Florence National Cemetery has over eight thousand interments. One of its well known burials is the body of Florena Budwin, the lady who donned a Union uniform and pretended to be a man so she can serve the Union Army alongside her husband.
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