Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Confederate Mound Monument
Erected to the memory of the six thousand southern soldiers here buried, who died in Camp Douglas Prison 1862-5.
These men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died.
Erected 1895 by United States Government, Ex-Confederate Association (Camp No. 8), and United Confederate Veterans (Northern Division).
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 41° 45.982′ N, 87° 36.234′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from 67th St. 0.2 miles east of Cottage Grove Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Enter Oakwoods Cemetery on 67th St. The monument is on southwest corner of the cemetery-a few feet from grave site of 1936 Olympic champion Jesse Owens. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1035 E 67th St, Chicago IL 60637, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the First Self-sustaining Controlled Nuclear Chain Reaction (approx. 1.8 miles away); Victory, World War I Black Soldiers’ Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Platt Luggage Building American Book Company Building (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago’s Chinatown (approx. 6.2 miles away); Wheeler–Kohn House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Second Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Henry B. Clarke House (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
Regarding Confederate Mound Monument. The Confederate Mound Monument stands over largest mass grave in North America. Between eight and twelve thousand Confederate soldiers died at Camp Douglas and six-thousand were moved here. More than four-thousand names of the known dead are listed around the base of monument. It was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland in 1895 with hundreds of Confederate and US veterans in attendance.
Also see . . .
1. Confederate Mound at Oak Woods Cemetery - National Park Service. (Submitted on March 6, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Images of Camp Douglas Prison. (Submitted on March 6, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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