Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society Program May 30 on Camp Butler National Cemetery History

The Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society will be meeting at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Main Street’s west square by City Park for a 7 pm presentation from a Camp Butler National Cemetery representative. We will hear the history of the Springfield area former Civil War military training camp, transformed into a national cemetery. The cemetery includes the graves of Union soldiers, Confederate prisoners of war, Spanish-American War veterans all the way up into the Vietnam War. The members’ meeting/presentation is open to the public.

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