Camp Douglas, Illinois
- largest training camp in Illinois
- land provided by estate of Stephen A. Douglas in 1861
- now between Cottage Grove Avenue and South Parkway and 31st and 36th Streets, Chicago
- east side: parade ground and administration buildings
- south side: camp hospitals
- west side: prison camp
- 32 units trained here: 9 Cav, 51 IL Inf, 55 IL Inf
- first prisoners arrived in 1862, about 8000 from capture of Fort Donelson
- during war held over 18,000 prisoners
- over 12,000 at one time [Dec 1864]
- prisoners included Sam Houston, Jr. and Henry M. Stanley, African explorer.
Illinois Camps, Posts, and Prisons
by Victor Hicken, Illinois Civil War Sketches, No. 9, published by
Illinois State Historical Library for the Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois.
To die in Chicago : Confederate prisoners at Camp Douglas, 1862-1865.
1994. by Levy, George, Evanston Pub. Co., Evanston, Ill.
A Civil War prison camp by the lake : Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois
1993. by Fulton, Lori Renee. Master's Thesis, IL State Univ
A history of Camp Douglas, Illinois, Union Prison, 1861-1865.
1989. by Kelly, Dennis. National Park Service, Southeast Region.
A comparative study of conditions at two Civil War prison camps
: Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois and Camp Sumpter, Andersonville, Georgia.
1979. by Kubalanza, Joan Marie G., M.A. Thesis, DePaul Univ.
Site of Camp Douglas. 1976.
by Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.
Confederate soldiers, sailors, and civilians who died as
prisoners of war at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., 1862-1865
1968. by Praus, Alexis A. E. Gray Publications, Kalamazoo, MI.
[most buried at Chicago's Oakwoods Cemetery]
The History Of Camp Douglas, 1861-1865.
1961. by De Jonge, Karl Everard. Urbana, IL.
Camp Douglas & its prisoner of war letters.
1951. by Cabeen, Richard. American Philatelic Congress, Reading PA.
History of Camp Douglas
1942. by Clingman, Lewis B. MA Thesis, DePaul Univ.
A sketch of the Battle of Franklin, Tenn. ; with reminiscences
of Camp Douglas.
1893. by Copley, John M. Eugene Von Boeckmann, printer,Austin, TX.
Biographical sketch of the late Gen. B.J. Sweet.
History of Camp Douglas.
A paper read before the Chicago Historical Society, June 18th, 1878
1878. by Bross, William. Jansen, McClurg & Co., Chicago.
The history of Camp Douglas : including official report of Gen.
B.J. Sweet : with anecdotes of the rebel prisoners.
1865. by Tuttle, Edmund Bostwick. J.R. Walsh, Chicago.
Reply of the Judge advocate, H. L. Burnett, to the pleas of the
counsel for the accused : to the jurisdiction of the military commission,
convened by major-general Hooker,
commanding northern department, in the case of the United
States vs. Charles Walsh ... (et. al.) charged with
conspiring to release the rebel prisoners at Camp Douglas,
Chicago, Illinois, and to lay waste and destroy that city.
1865 by Burnett, Henry Lawrence. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin, Cincinnati.
Chicago's Camp Douglas, 1861-1865.
By Eisendrath, Joseph L.
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