Wreaths Across America - Smallpox Island
This week in the Civil War for December 16, 1862

Wreaths cross America - Alton Confederate Cemetery

 

Over 1300 Confederates who died at the prison in Alton Illinois are buried here. There is a monument containing the names of all who died. There is only one individual headstone. 

As part of the national Wreaths Across America project, members of the Lt. George E. Dixon Camp#1962, Sons of Confederate Veterans, placed wreaths at the cemetery,  Saturday, December 15, 2012.

 

 

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