Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield

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Camp Butler National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located a few miles northeast of Springfield and a few miles southwest of Riverton, a small town nearby to Springfield, in Sangamon County, Illinois. It was named for Illinois State Treasurer at the time of its establishment, William Butler. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it occupies approximately 53 acres (21 ha), and is the site of 19,825 interments as of the end of 2005. Camp Butler National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
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  • I Have Several Loved Ones Buried At Camp Butler. And Miss them All So Very Much. I Like to take my time when I am there. It’s So Very Peaceful. The Grounds are Well taken care of. And if some one...  more »
  • Every time I go here it is so serene and beautiful. I have been twice this year. But really next time want to go visit the Civil War Confederate graves. This was at one time a prison camp so some.....  more »
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  • Well kept great staff honorable treatment of our military. There is a section of civil war era graves is interesting for those who love history. It is open 7:30 to sunset and is easily accessible throughout the year. One of the finest institutions in the US that cares from our Veterans at the end of their lives.
  • Pristine Grounds , well maintained .

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