Camp Douglas was a prison camp from the Civil War, located on the south side of Chicago. Isn't it weird to think there was a Civil War orison camp this close by? I always think of the Civil War as happening far way, in the South. My uncle and his wife got married at a Civil War plantation in Mississippi -- that's what I think of when I think Civil War. But no -- there were confederate POWs on the south side of Chicago, near the University of Chicago. I told my mom that I want to go to the cemetery and see the memorial some day.