A smallpox virus spread rapidly through the Alton Prison in 1863, killing more than 1,435 incarcerated soldiers. The soldiers are laid to rest here and each of their names is commemorated at the Memorial. The Alton Prison and Confederate Cemetery are some of the rare northernmost monuments to the Confederate Soldier.
Rozier St. (2 blocks West of State St. in Alton)
- Alton, IL 62002
- 38.91825000, -90.19500000
- Visit Website
- (800) 258-6645