@2009 - Sue Ashby
LINKS TO CONFEDERATE PRISONER INFORMATION
|Columbia Military Prison ( AKA Camp Sorghum & Camp Asylum)|
|Libby prison.... has pages of prisoners....
|Point Lookout Prison
|Civil War Prison Point Lookout
|Salisbury Prison Camp, NC
|FREDERICKSBURG CIVIL WAR CEMETERY LIST.
buried around Fredericksburg, Virginia. Listing in state ordered
and also alphabetically by surname.
|Point Lookout and Elmira site
|Those who died at Rock Island are listed
|Johnson Island POW camp
|Confederate POWs and Prisons in St. Louis
|Point Lookout POW Descendants Organization
|Union POW sites in 1861
District of Columbia
Washington County Jail
Baltimore City Jail
|Here is a list of sites used in the CSA...a number of these
are buildings that were factories and warehouses, and some of them were
local town lockups..and some were open areas like fairgrounds and racetracks.
This list does not note every facility converted.
Parish Prison, New Orleans
Castle Pinkney, SC
About 6 sites in Charleston, including the Racetrack
Charleston City Jail
Camp Van Dorn
Henrico County Jail
Richmond City Jail
Castle Williams NY
Ludlow St. Jail
Camp Chase OH
|This is a listing of the Confederate POWs
who died while prisoners in the Louisville Military Prison, and were buried
in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY. Most of these were either wounded,
or too sick to send to prisons further North, such as Camps Morton, Douglas,
Chase, & others. As POWs began to die there, local Unionists did not
want them buried with the Union dead, so a couple of well-to-do Confederate
sympathizers bought and donated
ground in Cave Hill Cemetery, which later became the Confederate sections. (Some CS POWs did, however, end up buried among the Federals in what became the National Cemetery.)
|CAVE HILL CONFEDERATE CEMETERY,
LOUISVILLE, JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY
DAY JOHN C. H NC INF 10/04/1919 CS LOT 2671/2 #68
GRANDISS BAXTER NC 04/10/1863 CS LOT 260, #54
TEAGUE/TRIGUE BLOOMINGTON PVT E 28 NC 07/30/1864 CS LOT 266, #85
buried among the CS POWs.
She was taken from her home when the Federals passed by
in 1864 and shipped North (her husband was away in the ANV). She was imprisoned in the women's section of the LMP, and died there (reportedly due to mistreatment at the hands of Dr. Mary Walker).
Her dying wish was "bury me with my people,"
which is where she lies to this day.
|The National Prisoner Of
War Museum, Andersonville, GA
This site describes the Prisoner of War Museum located at Andersonville, and is useful for our purposes because it lists the number of POWs for the various wars we have been involved with, including percentage death rates, which gives you some idea of how badly the people involved were treated.
|The following site has a search engine for
suggest searching by last name--and remember spelling variants, etc:
Civil War Diaries of Van Buren Oldham
These diaries cover the time from Jan 63-August 64, during which
time he was a prisoner at Camp Dent and Camp Douglas.
|Remember the brave Ladies - this page
includes biographies of three women who were spies...two of them who served
time in Union prisons.
Father John B. Bannon and the Irish-American Confederates This page discusses the Irish-American situation in St. Louis during the war and lists a number
of them who were sent to regular POW camps.
|This site has descriptions of the major
POW camps, both union and CSA, and a description of the prison exchange
system, parole, and other useful pieces of information
US Army War College: Carlisle Barracks website. The URL is--
|This website has a pot full of links
Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates - this is a page of a larger site dedicated to the memory of those who served time at Point Lookout.
This page is about the history of the camp.
Confederate burials in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY (most
were POWs in the Louisville Military Prison):
|Here's a link for the Fort Delaware Society.
Here you can find
information on the Immortal 600. Look for the link for QUERIES for your information.
This site contains some brief biographical tidbits and a photograph
of this Southern spy who was incarcerated at the Old Capitol prison.
|Confederate Prisons &
GA, A-ville Andersonville (north of Americus)
GA, A-ville Camp Sumter – official name of Andersonville
GA city? Millen (near Andersonville)
GA, Macon Macon
LA, NO Parish Prison
SC, Florence Florence Stockade
SC, Salisbury Salisbury Prison
VA, Richmand Libby Prison
Castle Pinckney is located in Charleston Harbor.
There were prisons in Blackshear, GA, and Danville, Va
Confederate camps locations unknown
Castle Thunder was a prison in Richmond, Virginia, CSA Castle
Thunder, Aug. 1862-1865, was in Richmond on CaryStreet between 17th and
18th streets. George Alexander was in supreme command. Castle Thunder was
comprised of 3 buildings, each of which held a specific type of evildoer.
The "outcasts" (Confederate deserters, civilians and political enemies
of the Confederacy) were in Gleanor's Tobacco Warehouse and Factory. Blacks
There was also a prison at Camp Morgan near Indianapolis, Indiana
There was another POW camp near Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
|Union Prisons & Camps
DC, Wash Old Capitol Prison
IL, Alton Alton Prison (St. Louis area)
IL, Chicago Camp Douglas (south side near Lake Mich)
IL, Rock Island Rock Island Prison (island, Miss River)
IL, Springfield Camp Butler
KY, Louisville, Military Prison (A transit point for POWs and civilian detainees en route to Camp Chase, Camp Douglas, etc.)
KS, Fort Scott name? Ft. Scott? Ft. Lincoln?
LA, NO name? (for Confed. Prisoners)
MA, Boston Fort Warren (George Island, Boston Harbor)
MA, city? Fitzburg
MD, Baltimore Fort McHenry
MD, city? Point Lookout (near state park of same name)
MO,St. Louis Benton Barracks
NY, Elmira Elmira Prison Chemung County)
OH, Columbus Camp Chase
OH, Columbus, Ohio State Penetentiary (Morgan's Raid Officers from Jul 1863 to Mar 64)
OH, Sandusky Johnson's Island (Sandusky Bay)
PA, Phila Ft. Mifflin (outside the city)
TN, Memphis name? (for Confed. Prisoners)
Union camps locations unknown
Fort Delaware is still located on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River,
and is a Delaware State Park and has a website.