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Alton in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Confederate Cemetery Monument

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, August 2, 2020
1. Confederate Cemetery Monument
Inscription.  
Erected
by the
United States
to mark the burial place
of
1354 Confederate
Soldiers who died here
and at the
Smallpox Hospital
on the adjacent island
while prisoners of war
and whose graves
cannot now be identified

 
Erected 1909 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 55.08′ N, 90° 11.699′ W. Marker is in Alton, Illinois, in Madison County. Memorial is on Rozier Street west of State Street, on the right when traveling east. Memorial is located at North Alton Confederate Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 Rozier St, Alton IL 62002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Alton Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Plank Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Legend of the Piasa
Confederate Cemetery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 2, 2020
2. Confederate Cemetery Monument
at the top of the hill (from the entrance and marker). The obelisk stands 58 ft. tall. All of the names of the 1,354 people buried are engraved on plaques.
(approx. 1.4 miles away); First Soybeans Planted in Illinois, 1851 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Haskell Playhouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lyman Trumbull House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Alton & Sangamon Railroad (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alton.
 
Also see . . .  Confederate Cemetery. The cemetery's page on Findagrave.com. Lists all of the names that are inscribed on the plaques, which are on all sides of the monument. (Submitted on August 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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