Sunday, July 1, 2012

Digging into Chicago's most famous site

Last week was the first known excavation of a Chicago camp where 4,000 Rebel prisoners died. The Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation hopes to one day construct a replica barracks with a museum commemorating both Camp Douglas and the broader role of African-Americans in the Civil War. • Article

1 comment:

  1. My Great Great Grandfather lost his hearing due to an illness serving as a drummer for the 126th N.Y. volunteers at Camp Douglas. I would like to see the camp restored.