Camp Chase Historical

Camp Chase Historical (HM1TGZ)

Location: Columbus, OH 43204 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.276', W 83° 4.719'

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The Historic National Road in Ohio

Camp Chase was named in honor of Salmon P. Chase, former governor of Ohio and Secretary of the Treasury in President Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet.

In July 1861, a small prison was erected at Camp Chase to handle the influx of political prisoners or disloyal citizens. The prison was enlarged to accommodate Confederate prisoners of war in the fall of 1861. By March 1862 the prison consisted of three separate prisons and over 1,200 prisoners, mostly officers captured from Fort Henry and Fort Donelson in Tennessee. The prison population continued to increase and numbered 9,045 in February 1865, but overcrowding, food shortages and poor sanitation resulted in outbreaks of typhoid fever and other diseases resulting in many deaths.

None of the original Camp Chase exists today except for the cemetery. The Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery is located south of here on Sullivant Avenue two blocks west of Hague Avenue and contains over 2,100 Confederate soldier's graves.

Some 25,000 Confederate captives and over 150,000 Union troops, along with four future presidents (Andrew Johnson, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, and William McKinley), passed through Camp Chase during the Civil War.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Ohio National Road Association, Inc. and The Hadler and Peppe Families
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 322442 N 4424787
Decimal Degrees39.95460000, -83.07865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.276', W 83° 4.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 16.56" N, 83° 4' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)614
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2925 National Rd SW, Columbus OH 43204, US
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