Old University of Chicago, with Camp Douglas

Old University of Chicago, with Camp Douglas

Old University of Chicago, with Camp Douglas
Prints and Drawings 1
II: Buildings and Grounds
Drawing (photograph copy) of the Old University of Chicago's campus with Camp Douglas in the background. Camp Douglas, one of the most brutal of all northern Civil War prisons, stood south of Chicago on land donated by the family of Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas. The bodies of an estimated 6,000 prisoners who died in the camp are interned in a trenched grave Oak Woods Cemetery, the largest Confederate gravesite outside of the South.
University of Chicago
Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861 | University of Chicago (1857-1886) | Camp Douglas (Illinois) | Prisoners of war--United States | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons | Drawings (Visual works)
Black-and-white negatives; 12.0 x 9.4 cm
Boyington, William W., 1818-1898
3440 S. Cottage Grove Avenue | Chicago, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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