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Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery

Description:

Camp Chase, where the graveyard is currently, was a large military camp for the South during the Civil War. 5000 Confederate soldiers died in the camp. After the war, the camp was largely abandoned, and the government built a crude stone wall around the gravesite. in 1893, wounded Union veteran... Read more

Camp Chase, where the graveyard is currently, was a large military camp for the South during the Civil War. 5000 Confederate soldiers died in the camp. After the war, the camp was largely abandoned, and the government built a crude stone wall around the gravesite. in 1893, wounded Union veteran William H. Knauss came to Columbus and was shocked at the state of the burial place. He was outraged at the ignorance of the site on Decoration Day. Knauss organized the cleaning of the plot, and a memorial service which took three years to become widely attended. Ex-Confederates shunned the service for the first two years out of fear of Northern prejudice.

Dates

Made: 1902

Plaque Text

"2260 Confederate Soldiers of the war 1861-1865 buried in this enclosure"

Address:

2900 Sullivant Ave
Columbus, OH 43204
Franklin County

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