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Johnson's Island

An August 2006 trip to Marblehead by MonnieR

Johnsons Island Civil War Cemetery Photo, More Photos
Quote: Confederate soldiers - 206 of them - are buried on Johnson’s Island, a former Civil War prison.

Johnson's Island

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Johnson's Island Civil War Cemetery Photo,
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Despite being "regulars" at Marblehead State Park in Marblehead, Ohio - the setting for our favorite Marblehead Lighthouse - my husband and I didn't know that Confederate soldiers - 206 of them - are buried on Johnson’s Island, a former Civil War prison Johnson's Island existed until about four years ago, when we were reading about the lighthouse keeper’s house, which now stands at the opposite end of the village from the lighthouse. That reference to Johnson's Island and the Confederate Cemetery was all I needed to see; since my family name is Pickett, anythin...Read More

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MonnieR

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Niles, Ohio

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