Among Camp Chase's first prisoners of war were political prisoners. These political prisoners were primarily judges, mayors, and legislators from Kentucky and Virginia. When these political prisoners died there, burial records listed their name and the word "citizen." The Camp Chase cemetery is dotted with headstones bearing the word "citizen."
Questions for Photo 1
1. What do you think the word "citizen" signifies?
2. Do you think that military and civilian prisoners would be housed in the same facility today?
3. George Burgess is listed as a citizen of Ohio. What might he have done to end up at Camp Chase? If needed, refer to Reading 1.
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