Sunday, August 30, 2015

Point Lookout Civil War Monuments

We made a point of visiting Point Lookout for personal reasons. There are monuments erected by the federal government, the State of Maryland and a private group to commemorate the Confederate soldiers who died while at Point Lookout prison camp. The federal  monument is also an internment site.

Read below to see the inaccuracy of the number who died here.

This monument below is federal.

We found family names.

The stone below is part of the Maryland memorial on the same site.

Just around the corner from the other two memorials is a a third, created by a group of descendants of prisoners of the camp. 

The flags of each state who had soldiers held there are flown.

Personal accounts are inscribed on markers. It is a sobering testament to how cruel people can be.

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