Welcome to Camp Douglas Restoration FoundationCamp Douglas Restoration Foundation


Our Mission:

To provide active leadership in the development, delivery, and preservation of educational and historic information regarding the Upper Midwest, especially Illinois and Chicago during the Civil War.



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The Story of Camp Douglas, Chicago’s Forgotten Civil War Prison, by David L. Keller, published by History Press, was written from the 19th Century mind-set  and 20/20 hind site. Camp life is told through the diaries, journals, and letters of prisoners from the camp.

This book is available from the Store on this web site.



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Camp Douglas Baseball Cap is available from the Store on this web site.


Culver’s begins construction in Lake Meadows Shopping Center. The location is on or near the Camp Douglas smallpox burial grounds.  For information see: http://wgnradio.com/2017/05/12/culvers-being-built-on-smallpox-cemetery-used-in-civil-war-historians-say/

Join us now in our efforts to have a foot print of the camp listed on the National Register of Historic places. Sign our petition below.