Text Box: Alton, Ill Confederate Cemetery
 

                               

 
[385506sN, 901141sW]

 

Right Gate Column

Inscription - "Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er,

Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,

Dream of battled fields no more,

Days of danger, nights of waking."

(Sir Walter Scott from The Lady of the Lake, 1810)

US Reservation

Left Gate Column

Inscription - "Erected to the memory of the Confederate soldiers who died in Alton Prison 1862-1865 by the UDC through the efforts of Sam Davis chapter of Alton Illinois in the year 1910."

Confederate Cemetry

A 40 foot high granite column was completed in 1909. A tablet on the shaft reads "Erected by the United States to mark the burial place of 1,354 Confederate Soldiers who died here and at the Smallpox Hospital on the adjacent island while prisoners of war and whose graves cannot now be identified."

Table on the shaft.

Names of those buried here.

Names of those buried here.

Names of those buried here.

Names of those buried here.

Names of those buried here.

Names of those buried here.

Burial grounds

Burial grounds

 

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Text Box: Page updated on October 13, 2005

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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