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Mostly Confederate Officers who died while imprisoned on Johnson Island in the POW Camp where they were held. It is my understanding of the history that this place was chosen because escape would be very difficult. Unfortunately the prisoners were not used to the extreme...More
I came here as a kid and remember it being much bigger. My kids weren’t to interested, but they’re toddlers. My wife wasn’t really interested. If you are a history fan, I highly recommend. You will only be out $2 for the bridge fee if...More
A visit to this historic landmark is well worth the two dollar fee to get onto the island. The peaceful cemetery is the final resting place of a couple hundred Confederate prisoners housed on the Island by Union soldiers. A very friendly guard provided additional...More
Another hidden gem in northern Ohio. We some good learning time explaining the civil war and this cemetery to our 7 and 9 year old grandkids. Of course grandma and grandpa had to learn too! This idea small cemetery but the drive there is nice...More
The cemetery is well-maintained. The monument erected by the daughters of the Confederacy should have a disclaimer with their original charter clearly printed for all to read.1 A companion monument to the millions of enslaved humans that seem to been forgotten. Some of the most...More
One thing you don't expect to find on an island out in the the great lakes off the shore of Ohio is a confederate cemetery, but its there. The small cemetery is a nice place to reflect on the the civil war and the cost...More