Category: Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois

Categories: Union American Civil War Camps for Confederate POWs | Springfield, Illinois | United States Forts, Camps and Bases

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Camp Butler opened in August 1861, replacing the temporary Camp Yates west of town. Most troops at Camp Butler spent little more than one month training, often using wooden sticks in place of rifles due to weapon shortages. Over the course of the war, nearly 200,000 troops passed through the camp. In addition to training there was a large hospital and cemetery as well as a prisoner of war camp. - Camp Butler National Cemetery History of Camp Butler.

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Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois


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