Johnson's Island Civil War Prison


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Field work begins in April

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Great Golf Escape-August 20, 2016

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 Johnson's Island Civil War Military Prison


Recent Historical Research-Sandusky Library PoW List from December, 1864

Click HERE to see the latest addition.

Updated April 1, 2014


Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 are now uploaded


Friends and Descendants Awards

Brian C. Pohanka Preservation Organization of the Year Award Congressional Recognition

Ohio Local History Alliance Award

Henry Chadwick Award

 CWT Park Day

April 2, 2016


The Experiential Learning Program is in its 17th year.  Check out all the classes and  discoveries here. 

Field Specimens Discovered

Just Published by the University Press of Florida. 

See the Sutler Shop for information on purchasing this new publication

2016 Archaeological Field School

June 6-July 8


Johnsonís Island Civil War Prison Site

 Center for Historic and Military Archaeology

 Heidelberg University


Archaeological Institute of America Interactive Dig


Further Details here 

Link to the Ohio Historical Societies Sesquicentennial Web Site: See the latest calendar of events and activities.

2016 Archaeological Field School at the Johnsonís Island Prison Site, Center for Historic and Military Archaeology, Heidelberg University

Details here

Sutler Shop Virtual Prison Tour

Class Scrapbooks

Heidelberg University offers two graduate level courses for educators interested in utilizing experiential learning programs into their curricula.  Go here for the details!

Maybe we can help you find out more about your ancestor that was imprisoned on Johnson's Island or served as part of the guard. 

Follow an Artifact from the Field to the Laboratory

Hard Rubber Jewelry

Smoking Pipes

Ohio Humanities Council Speakers Bureau:  150th Civil War

A. F. Swadley Letter

Try your hand at transcribing this letter.


11th Annual Golf Escape

August 20, 2016

Check out a larger image of the plaque we now have erected at Johnson's Island.

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Send comments to regarding anything related to this web site.  This site is maintained by Dr. David Bush, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Historic and Military Archaeology of Heidelberg University.  Last updated 02/03/2016