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 Confederate P.O.W. Cemetery

Confederate P.O.W. Cemetery

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Burial Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 12278 · View Source
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Memorial. Located in Rock Island, Illinois, the Confederate Cemetery is the final resting place for nearly 2,000 Confederate prisoners of the Civil War. Rock Island National Cemetery, is the only surviving remnant of a massive prison camp in the North that once held tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers from December 1863, to July 1865. Previously marked only with wooden markers and a few private headstones, the Commission for marking the graves of Confederate dead began a program to place distinctive pointed top marble headstones, inscribed with the name and regimental affiliation of each soldier, on the graves in 1908.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12278
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Confederate P.O.W. Cemetery (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12278, citing Rock Island Confederate Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .