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Rosehill Cemetery and Civil War Museum

5800 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660, USA

Rosehill Cemetery contains the graves of fourteen Union generals, six drummer boys, and hundreds of Civil War soldiers. Members of the Eighth Illinois Cavalry, the unit that fired the first shots at Gettysburg, are buried here. Also buried here is a Chicago mayor who was charged with, and later acquitted of, assisting Confederate prisoners in escaping from Camp Douglas. A portion of the administration building is devoted to a Civil War museum that features exhibits on the war, emphasizing the roles of those who are buried in the cemetery and the city of Chicago's part in the conflict.


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From I-94 (Edens Expressway): travel east on Foster Ave. and then north on Ravenswood. From Lakeshore Dr.: travel north on Lakeshore (U.S. 41), then west on Foster to Ravenswood.

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Monday-Saturday: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Sunday: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.



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