Illinois Veterans Cemeteries

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
 
The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, located in Elwood Illinois, is named after the 16th President of the United States and founder of National Cemeteries (July 17, 1862). President Lincoln's legacy is especially important to the people of Illinois, where he worked and lived. He is buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery near the State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, where many additional sites of historical interest are located.

Alton National Cemetery

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Located in Springfield, IL, was once the site of a Union Civil War training camp and Confederate prison, now a national cemetery for veterans and their dependents.

  • Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:00pm; Closed New Year's Day, Presidents Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Gates to cemetery open daily all year until sunset. Address: 5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL  Phone: 217-492-4070
  • Interment Cemetery Transcription Project for the Camp Butler National Cemetery: http://www.interment.net/data/us/il/sangamon/campbutler/index.htm

Confederate Mounds / Oak Woods

Danville National Cemetery

Mound City National Cemetery
 
Mound City National Cemetery is located at the far southern tip of Illinois, a few miles north, northeast of Cairo, Illinois. Early in the war, the area was of strategic importance because of its position near the confluence of the Ohio River and the Mississippi River.

North Alton Confederate Cemetery
 
"Up to 300 prisoners and soldiers died and are buried on the island, now under water. A cemetery in North Alton that belonged to the State of Illinois was used for most that died. A monument there lists 1,534 names of Confederate soldiers that are known to have died. An additional number of civilians and Union soldiers were victims of disease and illness."

Quincy National Cemetery

Rock Island Confederate Cemetery
 
During the Civil War, over 12,000 prisoners were housed on Rock Island (now Arsenal Island) in Rock Island, IL. Of those housed here about 2,000 died from smallpox, pneumonia, and other medical ailments. These men were buried in a separate cemetery located on the eastern end of the island.

Rock Island National Cemetery
 
Rock Island is an Island in the Mississippi River, as well as an Illinois city near the island. Rock Island National Cemetery was established in 1863 for the arsenal on the Island. It provided a burial site for Union forces guarding Confederate POWs and is the burial site of 49 members of 108th Regiment US Colored Troops