Johnson's Island Cemetery

WHERE : Latitude :41.500731, Longitude :-82.730166


WHAT HAPPENED: It is said that 209 Confederate soldiers are buried in the cemetery. However, it is widely believed that the remains of the soldiers are not contained within this small spot of land designated as the "official" cemetery and are instead scattered around most of the island. The marble markers found at the cemetery are not original. The markers were carved in the early 1900's as part of a preservation effort, based upon the only available death records--old wooden grave markers and journals and records kept by the prisoners themselves. The most recent archaeological research (including infrared scans of the island) strongly suggest that more than 100 additional, unmarked graves exist throughout the island.


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