Johnson's Island in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Johnson Island Monument
In this hallowed ground, surrounded by the iron fence and gates that date to 1912, are two hundred six marble grave markers. These markers were placed in 1890, courtesy of the citizens of Georgia, replacing the original hand carved wooden markers, In 1904 the Robert Patton Chapter 445, United Daughters of the Confederacyฎ purchased the cemetery and cared for it until it was presented to the federal government in a formal ceremony on 5 June 1932.
Two hundred sixty-seven sets of remains of those who died in the prison camp from 1862 to 1865 have been located through the use of non-invasive ground penetrating radar. These earthly remains are guarded by the “The Lookout,” the beautiful bronze statue created by Confederate states veteran Sir Moses Ezekiel, that was dedicated in 1910. Two hundred fifty-three Confederate officers and enlisted men who perished in the prison have been identified, though some sources indicate that more than three hundred died while imprisoned on the island. This work was accomplished using the best available scientific methods and primary resources at the time. The Johnson Island Committee leaves
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Capt. A.B. Archibald C. M. Buckingham Lt. Col. James P. Campbell Lt. Fleming G. W. Coleman Pvt. W.W. Davis Pvt. Albert J. Frazier Lt. John J. Gobeau Lt. Col. A.S. Hamilton Lt. J.H. Keyes Lt. James Lawshe Lt. Robert K. Love Lt. Peter Mackin Pvt. T.S. Maxwell Lt. Col. Samuel W. McWhorter Lt. J.W. Mullins Lt. Charles B. Nash Lt. Phillip J. Nolan Lt. William H. Peel Lt. J.N. Williams
Pvt. Jno B. Anderson Citizen W.W. Anderson Lt. J. Barty Lt. Fielding T. Coppege Citizen John S. Emerson Pvt. John Daniel Herrin Pvt. William Johnson Guer. J. Johnston Pvt. E. Ketchum John McClaney Pvt. John Mills Capt. D. Riddick Lt. D.L. Scott W.S. Teeters Adj. Thomas P. Williams
Capt. Mark D. Armfield Lt. John D. Arrington Lt. Benjamin J. Blount Lt. Henderson J. Cresswell Lt. J.B. Gash Capt. Carter W. Gillespie Lt. Col John A. Graves Lt. W.P. Harden Capt. Marcus L. Helton Lt. E.R. Holt Lt. William J. Hudson Lt. Jonathan P. Long Lt. W. Newhart Capt. Possum Nichols Lt. William P. Horton Pvt. Joseph Norvell Lt. E.M. Orr Lt. Henderson P. Owen Lt. J.A. Owens Lt. Willis
Col John W. Henagan Col. J.W. Norwood Lt. W.M. Rhodes
Lt. Charles B. Anderson Capt. Mark Bacon Lt. W.B. Baird Capt. W. Beard Lt. John F. Brigham Lt. Randolph D. Copass Citizen John Coulter Capt. M.N. Cox Pvt. R.W. Cox Lt. Jefferson Dean Lt. J.W. Dotson Lt. F.M. Ezell Sgt. Samuel Ghormley Lt. B.G. Harp Citizen William Helton Capt. S.W. Henry Capt. J.R. Hodges Lt. James C. Holt Capt. Frank M. Jackson Lt. Isaac W. Jacques Lt. David L. Johnson Pvt. David D. Keller Capt. R.E. Mayes Lt. Jno A. Pearson Lt. Ashley G. Pitt Lt. R.D. Ray Adj. William E. Watson
Lt. S. R. Graham Guer. Daniel Graham Lt. James R. Mauzy
Citizen Samuel Ash Capt. James F. Barnes Pvt. J.J. Bevin Pvt. John A. Cauthorne Daniel Christian Pvt. L.D. Conway Pvt. G.M. Cummings Pvt. J.L. Duncan Citizen James Ferquer Col. Samuel Fox Capt. John M. Gregory Lt. John M. Hill Adj. J.L. Hood C.B. Jackson Capt. J.C. Jackson Lt. W.E. Killen Pvt. John S. Kinney Pvt. Thomas Jefferson Lewis Lt. William Lewis Adj. William L. Lyon Lt. William J. Michael Pvt. J.D. Parks Pvt. James S. Parks Lt. Tobias Raines
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 5, 1932.
Location. 41° 30.024′ N, 82° 43.756′ W. Marker is on Johnson's Island, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Confederate Drive, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in the Confederate Cemetery on Johnson Island. 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 walking distance of this marker. The Lookout (here, next to this marker); The Johnsons Island Committee (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Bench (a few steps from this marker); Johnson's Island Prison (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson's Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site (about 300 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson's Island.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on January 28, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 29, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.