Johnson’s Island

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Ohio Veterans Home Museum

3416 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky Ohio 44870
(419) 625-2454, ext. 1447

Located in the historic I. F. Mack Building at the Ohio Veterans Home, the museum houses an outstanding collection of photographs, documents, weapons, maps, and other military artifacts from the Civil War through Iraq and Afghanistan, including a special display of Johnson’s Island Confederate Prison artifacts.

Johnson’s Island Preservation Society

www.johnsonsisland.org
Email: jipres@johnsonsisland.org

 

Johnson's Island Cemetery - Erie County Ohio Historical SocietyJohnson’s Island Confederate Prison Cemetery

Gaydos Road (off Bayshore Road), Marblehead, Ohio – note this site is located in Ottawa County
National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/national_cemeteries/ohio/Confederate_Stockade_Cemetery.html

The Johnson’s Island Confederate Cemetery is the final resting place for 206 Confederate officers. These men died in captivity during the period when the island was used as a prisoner of war facility, 1862-1865. A statue of a Confederate soldier facing south by sculptor Moses Ezekiel was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy Cincinnati Chapter in 1910.
The cemetery is maintained by the U.S. Government, Department of the Interior, the National Park Service.
The cemetery is open daily year-round and there is no admission fee; however, access to the island is via a causeway and there is a nominal toll per vehicle.

Try this link for more information about Johnson’s Island Prison

Friends and Descendants of Johnson’s Island Confederate Prison: https://johnsonsisland.heidelberg.edu/index.html
Johnsons-island@heidelberg.edu
Maybe they can help you find out more about your ancestor that was imprisoned on Johnson’s Island or served as part of the guard. There are links to activities, archeological digs and other resources on this site.

This marker is not actually on Johnson’s Island, but at the intersection of Gaydos Drive and Bay Shore on the south side of the Marblehead Peninsula.

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