Here are two photos of the statue at Johnson’s Island, Ohio, taken by Bob Dreger in 1981. The cemetery is a protected U.S. site, where more than two hundred Confederate military officers are buried. I do need to clarify that Bob Dreger was the photographer, in 1981. The copyright is ©Sometimes, 2017.
This island is far North, half way to Canada. It was important because all of the prisoners were Confederate military officers (Lieutenant and higher) who were separated from the rank-and-file soldiers incarcerated at Camp Chase, Ohio, and transferred to Johnson’s Island.
Later today I will try to post several more photos from this same batch.
This is the first part of this post on SOMETIMES, photos of the statue itself, including the pedestal, or base, which clearly explains the presence of a Southern monument this far North. Johnson’s Island is located off of Sandusky, Ohio, in Lake Erie. The island itself is privately owned, with controlled access. Visitors to the federal cemetery do have access to the cemetery grounds, however.