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Johnson’s Island Prison Uncovered: An Archaeological Exploration of A Civil War Prison in Lake Erie
April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, April 8 | 1:30pm-2:30pm | Presented by Amanda Manahan and Brandi Oswald, Co-Chairs of the friends and Descendants of Johnson’s Island
In-person, presenters via Zoom
Presented by Amanda Manahan and Brandi Oswald, Co-Chairs of the Friends and Descendants of Johnson’s Island
Presented in conjunction with the Kenosha County Archaeological Society’s regular April meeting.
During the American Civil War, nearly 400,00 soldiers from the Union and the Confederacy were captured and held at dozens of prisoner-of-war camps. One such site was the johnson’s Island Civil War Military Prison in Ohio’s Sandusky Bay, which held over 10,000 Confederate officers during the course of the war.