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Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery
|Photos and Feature Article
by Monnie Ryan
Confederate soldiers, 206 of them, are buried on Johnsonís Island, a former Civil War prison. The island, surrounded by Ohioís Sandusky Bay, took its name from L.B. Johnson who bought the land in 1852. Today, there's not much on this private island except some homes and the remains of what was once Johnson's Island Confederate Officers Prison. No prison buildings are left, but a black iron fence-enclosed cemetery protects the graves of 206 Confederate soldiers who died here, all marked with headstones of white Georgia marble, placed here in 1890.
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