The Little Known & Rarely Told Story of
(a Civil War Internment Camp in Chicago)
5:30p.m. - Wednesday, June 26
Roosevelt University, 425 S Wabash, Rm 418
RSVP to attend this sure-to-be eye-opening visual presentation by one of the foremost authorities on Camp Douglas, David Keller, the Founder of the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation.
The Story of Camp Douglas
Opened in 1861, Camp Douglas was a Union training and reception facility for over 40,000 Union soldiers in Chicago. Camp Douglas became a prison camp, housing over 30,000 Confederate prisoners, from 1862 until it was demolished in 1865. Containing over 200 buildings on 60 acres, Camp Douglas was the most significant Civil War facility in Northern Illinois.
Using, Civil War photos, PowerPoint®, and a static display of information and artifacts, provide a presentation of the history of Camp Douglas and Camp Douglas stories from diaries and journals of Confederate prisoners of the Camp. The presentation includes information on conditions and loss of life at the camp, current status of the camp’s site, and work done by the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation to provide a lasting remembrance of Camp Douglas.
Our Speaker: David Keller
The Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation, Managing Director
and author of two books, The Story of Camp Douglas, Chicago’s Forgotten Civil War Prison and Robert Anderson Bagby, Civil War Diary (Annotated) 1863-1865.
View the full invitation here: CAMP DOUGLAS CTPA Mtg 26 June 2019.pdf
Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend.