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Near Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Camp Butler
 
Camp Butler Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Angie Shaffer, January 7, 2008
1. Camp Butler Marker
 
Inscription. Camp Butler, Civil War concentration camp for Illinois volunteers, occupied a large area in this vicinity from 1861 to 1866. It was also a prison camp for captured Confederates. Now a National Cemetery, it contains the graves of 1642 Union and Confederate soldiers.
 
Erected 1934 by State of Illinois.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 49.935′ N, 89° 33.442′ W. Marker was near Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker was at the intersection of Camp Butler Road and Old River Road, on the left when traveling east on Camp Butler Road. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Springfield IL 62704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Camp Butler (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln and the Talisman (approx. 3 miles away); Lincolnís Farewell to Springfield (approx. 5.1 miles away); Great Western Depot (approx. 5.1 miles away); Great Western Railroad Depot (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Lincoln Depot (approx. 5.1 miles away); The 1858 Senate Campaign (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lincolnís Tomb (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Entrance to Camp Butler National Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Angie Shaffer, January 7, 2008
2. Entrance to Camp Butler National Cemetery
 

 
Also see . . .
1. List of Interments at Camp Butler. (Submitted on January 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Language-makes-Camp-Butler-historical-marker-out-of-date. An article by Chris Dettro about replacing this marker, published in The State Journal-Register on Nov 16, 2011. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.) 
 
View of Camp Butler burial sites Photo, Click for full size
By Angie Shaffer, January 6, 2008
3. View of Camp Butler burial sites
 
 
Wreaths Across America Photo, Click for full size
By Larry Senalik, December 10, 2011
4. Wreaths Across America
December 10, 2011
 
 
View of Camp Butler burial sites Photo, Click for full size
By Angie Shaffer
5. View of Camp Butler burial sites
 
 
Nearby Blue Star Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Angie Shaffer
6. Nearby Blue Star Memorial Marker
Nearby is a familiar marker reading,
Blue Star Memorial
A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America.
Sponsored by The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc., Blue Star Fund in cooperation with Camp Butler National Cemetery, Department of Veterans Affairs
May 19, 2000
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 2,915 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois.   4. submitted on December 11, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.   5, 6. submitted on January 10, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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