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Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery

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Address: Johnson Island Causeway, Marblehead, OH 43440
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Hidden piece of American History

Just visited this place after my father-in-law told us about it and showed us around. Very classy as all the graves are kept in great shape and had wreathes on each tombstone for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just visited this place after my father-in-law told us about it and showed us around. Very classy as all the graves are kept in great shape and had wreathes on each tombstone for the holiday season.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We came across this place looking for other places! Civil War history here in Lake Erie, just across from Cedar Point! There was a prison here used to house Confederate Officers, two of them well known. While there is not all that much to see (the prison has been replaced by housing) the cemetery has been preserved, and that is... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

$2 toll to get to the island. Lots of great homes to see and the cemetery is quite historic. Right on the lake with great views. Well kept old civil war cemetery

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Wauseon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Traveled out of the way to visit this cemetery and I'm glad I did. It's a quaint cemetery but a great piece of history. Beautifully preserved.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were really glad we made the effort to find this. The historical significance of this site made it of interest to our group. As others have noted, it is hard to find. It took us two attempts to find it.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Kinda hard to find, the historical marker at entrance to road is small enough you can drive right by. There is a gate that you put in $2 (don't pay coming out). There are houses here as well so you may see others using a code to open gate. There were several families there with bored-looking kids. From the back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting information provided on sight. We homeschool our children. This made for a wonderful US History lesson about the Civil War.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's difficult to imagine how men from the South felt when they saw their prison on this island. Today it is peaceful with 206 marked graves, and the remains of 253 unknowns buried under the statue of a Confederate soldier. It is a memorable landmark of a terrible war, and well-worth the visit. The access to the causeway is not... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome little known Civil War historical site! A cemetery on the site of POW prison camp for Confederate officers. Amazing how the graves and buried officers have been located and identified to date. Anyone with even a casual interest in Civil War history must make this a must see site!

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Pittsburgh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

There is a toll bridge to get to the island that only takes $1 bills and it costs $2 to access the bridge. I never thought of the Civil War as something that happened that far north. Lots of info on the boards they have up explaining what the area was used for.

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