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  1. Chris, thanks for sharing your thoughts on Camp Chase and taking us on a virtual tour. I can’t remember details off hand, but I know one of my people passed through it during the Civil War. The cemetery doesn’t have the grandeur of the national cemeteries I’ve seen; I’m afraid its Confederate graves were not as referred in the North, plus it is small by comparison. Early on I doubt it was so confined either. Your photographs look very nice.

  2. Evocative photos, Chris. You capture the cemetery’s essence well. We can only hope that, with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War coming up, Camp Chase will receive the notice it deserves. My 3rd-great-grandfather was mustered out there from the 18th Ohio Infantry in 1864.

  3. Nice photos. I’ve been there many times. I was puzzled by your caption on the headstone of ‘W. Neighbors’, but then it came to me that you were referring to their status of ‘neighbors’, similar to the way the arch refers to ‘Americans’ rather than ‘rebels’, ‘confederates’, ‘Southerners’, or ‘Secessionists’? As for the cemetery, I’ve found it well kept, particularly when one reads of the original condition from which William Knauss rescued it. Then as now, I guess the cemetery and civil war in general are outside the interests of most people.