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

Johnson's Island Civil War Prison

 
 
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By Denise Boose, October 24, 2015
1. Johnson's Island Civil War Prison Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark

The Johnson's Island Civil War Prison of 1862-1865 served as a vital depot for the confinement of confederate prisoners-of-war during much of the American Civil War. This prison was one of 65 such facilities in which the United States and Confederate Governments held hundreds of thousands of military prisoners during the American Civil War. It has been said that nothing in 19th Century Warfare better illustrates man's inhumanity to man than the Civil War Prisoner-of-War Camps and Stockades.
 
Erected 1990 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 41° 29.707′ N, 82° 44.039′ W. Marker is in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Baycliffs Drive 0.1 miles west of Confederate Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. 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. Confederate Stockade Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson Island Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson's Island Prison (approx.
Johnson's Island Civil War Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 24, 2015
2. Johnson's Island Civil War Prison Marker
0.4 miles away); The Lookout (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Johnsonís Island Committee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson's Island (approx. 1.3 miles away); In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Keeper's House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeside Marblehead.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Johnson's Island Civil War Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 24, 2015
3. Johnson's Island Civil War Prison Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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