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Lakeside Marblehead in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Johnson Island Monument

 
 
Johnson Island Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
1. Johnson Island Monument Marker
Inscription.
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 to future generations, perhaps yet unborn, and to technology yet devised, to fully reconcile the information.

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Mississippi
Capt. A.B.
Back of Johnson Island Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
2. Back of Johnson Island Monument Marker
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

Missouri
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

North Carolina
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 Randall • Lt. John S. Ray • Citizen C.P. Rhodes • Lt. Thomas Ruffin • Capt. Albert E. Upchurch • Lt. Levi B. Williams

South Carolina
Col John W. Henagan • Col. J.W. Norwood • Lt.
Johnson Island Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
3. Johnson Island Monument Marker
W.M. Rhodes

Tennessee
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

Texas
Lt. S. R. Graham • Guer. Daniel Graham • Lt. James R. Mauzy

Virginia
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 • Col. J. Emmett Scruggs • Lt. D.G.W. Scruggs • Lt. John I. Sigon • Lt. C.W. Swink • Pvt. Willis Thompson • Lt. John Welch • Lt. Henry Wilks • Capt. William W. Wynn

 
Location.
Johnson Island Monument and The Lookout image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
4. Johnson Island Monument and The Lookout
41° 30.024′ N, 82° 43.756′ W. Marker is in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Confederate Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Confederate Cemetery on Johnson Island. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lookout (here, next to this marker); The Johnson’s Island Committee (a few steps from 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 Lakeside Marblehead.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Monument in the Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
5. Monument in the Confederate Cemetery
The Johnson Island Monument can be seen on the left.
The Lookout image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
6. The Lookout
Confederate Grave Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
7. Confederate Grave Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 29, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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