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Johnson’s Island is located on Ohio’s Marblehead peninsula in the Sandusky Bay. In the early 1860s, the U.S. Army leased the land to set up a Prisoner of War Depot for prisoners captured during the Civil War. Over the roughly three years of operation, more than 15,000 prisoners were held there. Most of the island is a residential community today, but the cemetery is open to the public, in which an estimated 209 soldiers are buried (this is one of the tombstones).. The Johnson’s Island Confederate Cemetery was named a National Historic Landmark in 1990.

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    l,m sure he would be proud you chose him xx

  • It’s one of the few stones on which the writing can be read, actually. There’s a large memorial that lists all the names elsewhere in the very small cemetery.

    – Monnie Ryan

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Awesome find…and lovely tribute!!

  • Thank you! Soldiers from the losing side of the war tend to get lost in the shuffle, so to me this is a very important place.

    – Monnie Ryan

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