Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery173 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
- Address: 2900 Sullivant Ave, Columbus, OH 43204, Columbus City, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9372622115
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Monument, Cemetery
In 1861, the US government leased land to build a military training facility here. By the time it closed in 1865, over 26000 Confederate prisoners had been interned here at one time or another. The 1893, the cemetery got a facelift, with a wall, and a boulder in the centre of the grounds on which were inscribed the words '“2260 Confederate Soldiers of the war 1861-1865 buried in this enclosure.” Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the cemetery is worth visiting for the monument. It's a cozy place with huge trees scattered here and there. In its early years, there were reports of a ghost haunting the Cemetery, that of the Lady in Grey, a young woman searching for the grave of the soldier she loved. She must have found him because the apparitions have long stopped.
Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery Hours
- Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day.
- Hours given are for the office. Cemetery is open from Sunrise to Sunset.
How to Reach Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery
- Bus 6 stop Sullivant Ave & Chestershire Rd.
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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41.29% of people who visit Columbus City include Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
41.67% of people start their Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery
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Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery Reviews & Ratings
Nice , clean well maintained civil war cemetery . I have been there at dusk and could feel a certain feeling hard to explain. Being from the south I feel a camaraderie with the brave men buried here. Only four stars due to the fact that now instead of putting a small confederate flag next to each grave marker on Memorial day, the people in charge buckled to pressure from the liberal city " leaders" and replaced them with small American flags. Kind of a oxymoron due to the whole war between the States thing. I am a very proud American but let's keep it real. I could swear I hear them rolling over in their graves every Memorial day.
Well maintained, but the headstones are merely that - headstones. I have a relative there and I can tell you based of historic documents, the remains under each stone are suspect as these were moved from unmarked and mass graves during the operation of this criminal operation against Americans of the South. Andersonville was cruel, but Chase and Elmira were inhumane. Prisoners were often doused with icy water during the bitter winters, starved, beaten and left to survive on what they could scrounge. The last commander of Chase was much better than his predecessors, but hundreds still died unnecessarily.
Thank you Ohio! After the “Terrorist Attack” on the cemetery last fall, the new security team is no second-string rent-a-cop unit. I felt safe with their attentive overlook of the site. Park in the Diary Twist to the east (right) of the front entrance.
I have a great great uncle buried there
A great piece of local history. These men died for their country. We may not agree with their political views, but they were Americans and should be honored as such.