@2009 - Sue Ashby

Updated 11/07/2012

LINKS TO CONFEDERATE PRISONER INFORMATION

Columbia Military Prison ( AKA Camp Sorghum & Camp Asylum)

http://www.sciway3.net/cmp-csa/index.html

Libby prison.... has pages of prisoners....
http://www.censusdiggins.com/prison_libby.html
Point Lookout Prison
http://www.plpow.com/PrisonHistory.htm
Civil War Prison   Point Lookout
http://www.censusdiggins.com/prison_ptlookout.html
Salisbury Prison Camp, NC
http://www.salisburyprison.org/
FREDERICKSBURG CIVIL WAR CEMETERY LIST. Confederate soldiers
buried around Fredericksburg, Virginia. Listing in state ordered
and also alphabetically by surname.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~helmsnc/FredCWCEM/
Point Lookout and Elmira site
http://www.plpow.com/
Those who died at Rock Island are listed here:
http://www.censusdiggins.com/prison_rock_island.html
Johnson Island POW camp
http://www.archaeology.org/johnsonsisland/
Confederate POWs and Prisons in St. Louis
http://www.illinoiscivilwar.org/cwprisons.html
Point Lookout POW Descendants Organization
http://members.tripod.com/~PLPOW/plpow.htm
Union POW sites in 1861
Delaware
Ft. Delaware
District of Columbia
Arsenal Penitentiary 
Forest Hall 
Old Capitol
Washington County Jail
Maine
Ft. Warren
Maryland
Baltimore City Jail
Ft. McHenry
Hope Slater 
Missouri
Benton Barracks
Gratiot St.
St. Charles
Schofield Barracks
Springfield
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.
Alabama
Montgomery
Tuscaloosa
Georgia
Atlanta
Macon
Florida
St. Augustine
Louisiana
Baton Rouge
Parish Prison, New Orleans
North Carolina
Raleigh
Salisbury
South Carolina
Castle Pinkney, SC
About 6 sites in Charleston, including the Racetrack
Charleston City Jail
Charleston Guardhouse
Tennessee
Knoxville
Memphis
Texas
Camp Van Dorn
Camp Verde
Virginia
Alexandria
Atkinson's Factory
Gwathney Warehouse
Harwood's Factory
Henrico County Jail
Howard's Factory
Ligon's Warehouse
Mayo's Factory
Richmond City Jail
Taylor's Factory
New Mexico
Ft. Craig
New York
Castle Williams NY
Ft. Columbus
Ft. Lafayette
Ft. Wood
Governor's Island
Ludlow St. Jail
Tombs Prison
Ohio
Camp Chase OH
Virginia
Ft. Monroe
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.)
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/jefferson/cemeteries/cavehill.txt
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 

There is also a Georgia woman, Elizabeth Timms,
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.
http://www.censusdiggins.com/prison_andersonville.html
The following site has a search engine for Andersonville prisoners---I
suggest searching by last name--and remember spelling variants, etc:
http://www.corinthian.net/mccc/plookup.htm
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.
http://www.utm.edu/~dullrich/vboldham.htm
Remember the brave Ladies - this page includes biographies of three women who were spies...two of them who served time in Union prisons.
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/4678/kate.html
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.
http://www.geocities.com/~sterlingprice/kelly.htm
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
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/easylife/prison.html
This website has a pot full of links
http://members.aol.com/jweaver300/grayson/link.htm
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.
http://www.plpow.com/
Elmira Prison
http://www.censusdiggins.com/prison_elmira.html
Confederate burials in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY (most
were POWs in the Louisville Military Prison):
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/jefferson/cemeteries/cavehill.txt
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.
http://www.del.net/org/fort
This site contains some brief biographical tidbits and a photograph
of this Southern spy who was incarcerated at the Old Capitol prison.
http://members.xoom.com/bmw658/spy.htm
Confederate Prisons & Camps
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.
Camp Ford was in Tyler, Texas
Cahaba was in Cahaba, Alabama

There were prisons in Blackshear, GA, and Danville, Va

Confederate camps locations unknown
Camp Ford
Belle Isle   located on an island in the middle of the James River at Richmond.
Cahaba
Castle Pinckney

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 and 
women were in Whitlock's Warehouse and Federal deserters and others were in Palmer's Factory. Castle Thunder was only 3 blocks from Libby Prison. After the war, Castle Thunder was returned to its original owners (heirs of John Enders) and was torched in 1879. Today it is a parking lot for Philip Morris employees. (From Richmond's Civl War Prisons by Sandra V. Parker.)

There was also a prison at Camp Morgan near Indianapolis, Indiana
 http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~indiana42nd/campmorton.htm  This was Camp Morton, named after the Governor of Indiana at the time, Oliver P. Morton. The camp was a former fairgrounds used as a training facility for Union soldiers, then as a prison camp for Confederates.

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
Castle Thunder
Camp Randall
Camp Chase
Camp Parole
Fort Lafayette
Fort Delaware
Fort Columbus
Fort Warren
Gratiot Street Prison
Hart's Island
 

Fort Delaware is still located on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River, and is a Delaware State Park and has a website.
Camp Randall was in Madison, Wisconsin
Camp Chase was in Columbus, Ohio
Gratiot Street Prison was in St. Louis, Mo.
Camp Parole located outside of Annapolis, MD, was the site where prisoners who were to be paroled were housed; hence, the name.
Fort Lafayette was in New York City.
Gratiot Street Prison was in St Louis.

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