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The Online Genealogist: Confederate Soldiers buried in Illinois.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question [asked at the FGS 2012 Conference in Birmingham, Alabama]:  I believe the body of my great-great grandfather is in Chicago.  He died in the Prisoner of War Camp called Camp Douglas.  Can you tell me where the veterans were buried?

 

Answer: The Confederate soldiers who died at Camp Douglas were originally buried at City Cemetery in Chicago, Ill.  When this cemetery closed over 4,200 remains were buried at Oak Wood Cemetery in Chicago.  A monument with names was erected there at the cemetery: http://graveyards.com/IL/Cook/oakwoods/confederate.html  However other burials were interred at Graceland and Rosehill Cemeteries.


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