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Confederate Cemetery

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Location: Alton, Illinois, USAmap
Surnames/tags: Cemeteries Illinois
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Southern Cross of Honor

See Confederate Cemetery, Alton, Illinois category for a listing of people buried in this cemetery.

Cemetery name: Camp Alton Confederate Cemetery

Address: North Alton, Illinois

GPS Coordinates: 38°55'04.9"N 90°11'41.9"W


This is one of the very rare Confederate Cemeteries. It is located in North Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Includes Military Burial Grounds for Alt, North Alton Confederate Cemetery, Small Pox Island.

In 1909, the United Daughters of the Confederacy erected the Camp Alton Prison Confederate Monument on the location of the official prison burial ground at Alton, Illinois. The memorial marks the collective graves of the soldiers who died in the prison, an area known as Buck Inn. The names of 1,354 Confederate soldiers are inscribed on six bronze plaques attached to the 58' high granite obelisk on what today is the North Alton Confederate Cemetery. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)

Additional information can be found at:

  1. Find A Grave.
  2. National Park Service.
  3. Camp Alton Prison Confederate Monument.

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