There's A 2-Acre Civil War Cemetery That Used To Be A Confederate Prison In Ohio Called Camp Chase
By April Dray|Published September 13, 2019
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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Did you know there’s a Confederate cemetery hiding in Ohio’s capital city? Most people don’t. Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery was once a Confederate prison. Today, it’s a historic cemetery where more than 2,000 Confederate Prisoner’s of War are buried. As one of the few Civil War sites in Ohio, it’s unexpected, solemn, and worth a stop the next time you find yourself in central Ohio.