Camp Douglas

Camp Douglas

Camp Douglas
Architectural Drawing: Site plans 1
II: Buildings and Grounds
Site plan (photograph copy) of Camp Douglas, one of the most inhumane of all Civil War Prisons. It 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 interred in a trench grave at Chicago's Oak Woods Cemetery, the largest Confederate gravesite outside the South.
Camp Douglas (Illinois) | Prisoners of war--United States | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons | Site plans | Architectural drawings (Visual works)
Illinois Central Railroad
Photographic prints; 15.8 x 23.7 cm
Chicago, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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