Time of year
Every time I go here it is so serene and beautiful. I have been twice this year. But really next time want to go visit the Civil War Confederate graves. This was at one time a prison camp so some are buried here I believe in the Eastern section.
I was so priviledged to be able to come to the cemetery. It was somber, respective and historic. My ancestor trained there prior to joining up with the Union out of Stephenson County. I am so proud to say he served with the Illinois 46th Company C . The information available was…
Camp Butler was established in 1861 as a training base for Illinois recruits joining the Union Army. It grew to become the second largest camp in Illinois (after Camp Douglas in Chicago). It also housed Confederate POWs captured at Fort Donelson. Conditions weren't always the…
This cemetery contains Veterans of all wars including graves of Confederate Soldiers. It is on the outskirts of Springfield and easy to get to.
A final tribute to those that served in our military service and their spouse. My husband is buried there. I have participated in Wreaths Across America and Patriot Guard honors here. Our National cemeteries are treasures. The people connected to them do a great job. Always…