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Camp Butler National Cemetery

5063 Camp Butler Rd., Springfield, IL 62515

Historic Sites

Once the site of a Union Civil War training camp and Confederate prison, now a national cemetery for veterans and their dependents. There are over 25,000 people are buried here including over 1,700 Union and Confederate soldiers.

Camp Butler was once the site of Illinois’ second largest Union Army training camp during the Civil War and also became a Confederate POW prison after the fall of Fort Donelson in February 1862. It is one of the fourteen original national cemeteries authorized by Pres. Abraham Lincoln in 1862 and continues to afford final resting places for veterans and their eligible dependents. 

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