Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Columbus

#4 of 10 in Historic Sites in Columbus
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Camp Chase was a military staging and training camp established in Columbus, Ohio in May 1861 after the start of the American Civil War. It also included a large Union-operated prison camp for Confederate prisoners during the American Civil War.
The camp was closed and dismantled after the war, and the site has been redeveloped for residential and commercial use, except for the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery containing 2,260 graves of Confederates who died in captivity. Camp Chase was located in what is now the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Camp Chase is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • The cemetery is located on an old Civil War Union campgrounds. The camp began to receive Confederate prisoners and became a prison. Many of the 8,000 prisoners died from malaria and related...  more »
  • It seemed unusual to find a cemetery dedicated to the CSA. It was a great way to help to send an olive branch to the south. Part of the healing process. This cemetery is will maintained. We...  more »
  • Nice , clean well maintained civil war cemetery . I have been there at dusk and could feel a certain feeling hard to explain. Being from the south I feel a camaraderie with the brave men buried here. Only four stars due to the fact that now instead of putting a small confederate flag next to each grave marker on Memorial day, the people in charge buckled to pressure from the liberal city " leaders" and replaced them with small American flags. Kind of a oxymoron due to the whole war between the States thing. I am a very proud American but let's keep it real. I could swear I hear them rolling over in their graves every Memorial day.
  • Well maintained, but the headstones are merely that - headstones. I have a relative there and I can tell you based of historic documents, the remains under each stone are suspect as these were moved from unmarked and mass graves during the operation of this criminal operation against Americans of the South. Andersonville was cruel, but Chase and Elmira were inhumane. Prisoners were often doused with icy water during the bitter winters, starved, beaten and left to survive on what they could scrounge. The last commander of Chase was much better than his predecessors, but hundreds still died unnecessarily.

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