|The Harold Washington City College is on the site of the Cholera Cemetery.|
|During the trip, nearly one-fourth of the soldiers and crew contracted cholera, and several were buried at sea.|
In the next four days, 54 more soldiers died of the disease and were also buried here. Reports indicate that a total of 88 soldiers died, and about 72 more were buried at this location. One victim has been identified as 2nd Lt. Franklin McDultie of Rochester, New Hampshire who died on July 15, 1832.
Today the Harold Washington College is on top of where the Cholera Cemetery was.
Further Reading: The Cemetery History of Early Chicago.
Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.