Florena Budwin was the first woman to be buried in a National Cemetery, she was a woman fighting for the Union disguised as a man, most likely to follow her husband and be with him, it’s believed he died probably at the Andersonville prison before she came to the Florence Stockade, she was then discovered to be a woman and was sent to stay with town women, she got sick and died suddenly, it is believed Florena Budwin isn’t her real name but an alias, her grave is among the mass unknown burials at the Florence National Cemetery in Florence, South Carolina

Florena Budwin was the first woman to be buried in a National Cemetery, she was a woman fighting for the Union disguised as a man, most likely to follow her husband and be with him, it’s believed he died probably at the Andersonville prison before she came to the Florence Stockade, she was then discovered to be a woman and was sent to stay with town women, she got sick and died suddenly, it is believed Florena Budwin isn’t her real name but an alias, her grave is among the mass unknown burials at the Florence National Cemetery in Florence, South Carolina

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