Near Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1934 by State of Illinois.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
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 This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.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. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Springfield IL 62704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Butler National Cemetery Camp Butler (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Navy Seabees (approx. 0.2 miles away); 5th Regimental Combat Team (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landing Ship Tanks (LST's) Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); For All the Fallen Sky Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. List of Interments at Camp Butler. (Submitted on January 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. "New marker unveiled at Camp Butler". The State Journal Register article; December 15, 2011. The new marker removed the reference to "concentration camp", with its now-current connotation. (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 3,951 times since then and 155 times this year. 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.