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Johnson's Island in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lookout

 
 
The Lookout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
1. The Lookout Marker
Inscription.  
SOUTHERN
1910

Erected by
the Robert Patton Chapter,
United Daughters of the Confederacy
of Cincinnati, Ohio,
in memory of the southern soldiers
who died in the Federal prison
on this island
during the War between the States.
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Dead, but sceptered sovereigns
who still rule is from the dust.

The stone upon which this is inscribed was placed by the Grand Lodge of Mississippi in remembrance of the Masons who sleep here.

C S A
1861 – 1865

< Side inscription >
Confederate soldiers
They were masons

 
Erected 1910 by United Daughters of the Confederacy, Robert Patton Chapter.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 41° 30.027′ N, 82° 43.754′ W. Marker is in Johnson's Island, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Confederate Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Lookout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
2. The Lookout Marker
2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnson Island Monument (here, next to this marker); The Johnson’s Island Committee (here, next to this marker); Johnson's Island Prison (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Stockade Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Johnson's Island Civil War Prison (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson's Island (approx. one mile away); The Keeper's House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Home of Benajah Walcott (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson's Island.
 
Statue in Johnson's Island Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
3. Statue in Johnson's Island Cemetery
The Lookout image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
4. The Lookout
The Confederate soldier looks out onto the waters of Lake Erie. This is where the prisoners arrived on the island.
Closeup of the Lookout image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
5. Closeup of the Lookout
Artist Mark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
6. Artist Mark
The bronze statue of the Confederate soldier was sculpted by Moses Ezekiel.
Confederate Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
7. Confederate Grave
Some of the headstones in the Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery identify the dead as a mason.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on January 28, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 5, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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