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Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery - Columbus, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra
N 39° 56.617 W 083° 04.563
17S E 322636 N 4423563
Quick Description: Camp Chase, was used for training Union soldiers. Later, it served as a prison for captured Confederates. Camp Chase is one of the largest Confederate cemeteries in the north, with over 2,000 prisoners buried there.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2014 6:24:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMMR29
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery is located in Franklin County, Ohio, six miles west of downtown Columbus. The federal government purchased the site in 1879.
Camp Chase shifted from a training camp for Union Army recruits to a prisoner-of-war camp early in the war. The facility was named after Salmon P. Chase, Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln, and former governor of Ohio. The first inmates at Camp Chase were chiefly political and military prisoners from Kentucky and Western Virginia allegedly loyal to the Confederacy. Union victories at Fort Donaldson, Tennessee, on Feb. 16, 1862, and at Mississippi River Island No. 10, on April 8, 1862, brought an influx of prisoners. All of the officers taken at these battles were moved to Camp Chase, save for generals and field officers, who were sent to Fort Warren in Boston Harbor. From: (visit link)
Daily: sunrise to sunset
Type of site: Cemetery


Phone Number: 614-276-8045

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
From Dayton take Interstate 70 East and take Wilson Road exit (west of Columbus). Make a left onto Wilson. Follow Wilson Road for 1-2 miles to Sullivant Avenue. Turn left on Sullivant. Cemetery will be one mile on the left.

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