Henderson County Confederate Prisoners of War

Total Confederate deaths in Union prisons 48

 Alton Prison – Alton, Ill.
The prison was on an island that is now under water, along with about 300 Confederate soldiers’ graves. A monument at a cemetery in North Alton, Ill., where most of the Confederate dead were buried, lists 1,534 names of Confederate soldiers known to have died at Alton Prison.
Died in Prison
1. Ward, Alexander (1-11-1865)

Camp Chase – Columbus, Ohio
Confederate Cemetery, U.S. National Register of Historic Places
There are 2,260 Confederate graves in the Confederate Cemetery
Died in Prison
1. Metcalf, Jonathan W. (1-17-1865)
1. Jenkins, Adolphus E.
2. Molden (Moldin), William
3. Sentell, Jasper
4. Stepp, Stephen
5. Taylor, William R.

Camp Douglas – Chicago, Ill.
Confederate Mound at Oak Woods Cemetery
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
National Cemetery Administration, History Program
“It is a place long forgotten, a site of calculated humiliation and torture on a scale unknown in American history. Six thousand dead, all victims of a systematic and carefully orchestrated policy of retribution ordered by the highest government authorities are a mute testimony to the worst of human nature.
“This place is a Union prisoner of war camp near Chicago, labeled by one observer as an ‘extermination camp.’ What happened here resulted in an entire city being put in lockdown. This is an American nightmare, a forgotten place called Camp Douglas, named by its victims as ‘Eighty Acres of Hell.’
“In this long forgotten cemetery at Oakwoods in Chicago 6,000 graves give mute testimony to the price of Union. But these are not Northern soldiers who perished on Southern battlefields, but thousands of Confederate victims of Union cruelty, neglect and unprecedented inhumanity. They represent victims of the worst in Union prison camps. While many know of the horrors of the Rebel prison camp at Andersonville (Ga.) who has ever heard of the Union’s Camp Douglas?” – History Channel, “Eighty Acres of Hell,” opening narration.
The camp officials contracted with an unscrupulous undertaker who sold some of the bodies of Confederate prisoners to medical schools and had the rest buried in shallow graves without coffins, states historian George Levy who wrote “To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas, 1862-1865.” Some bodies reportedly were even dumped in Lake Michigan only to wash up on its shores. Levy states that bodies may have ended up in the lake because they were initially buried in shallow graves along the shore.

Died in Prison
1. Allen, Robert Henry (11-26-1863)
2. Allison, James Columbus (1-26-1864)
3. Banning, Richard B. (7-5-1864)
4. Beddingfield, Charles B. (7-17-1864)
5. Cornwell, John B. (6-27-1864)
6. Edney, John Calhoun (12-6-1864)
7. Fisher, Thomas P. (12-25-1863)
8. Heatherly, Aaron Jefferson (12-28-1863)
9. Heatherly, Pleasant (12-5-1863)
10. Heatherly, Solomon (1-3-1865)
11. Heatherly, Solomon W. (2-6-1864)
12. Heatherly, Squire (4-11-1864)
13. Johnson, John (5-19-1864)
14. Lance, William Burton (1-8-1864)
15. Laughter, Ervin J. (12-6-1864)
16. Morgan, Aaron Levi (12-4-1863)
17. Morgan, Alfred W. (2-3-1865)
18. Morgan, John E. (1-7-1864)
19. Orr, George (3-11-1865)
20. Pace, John (2-6-1865)
21. Parris, Nathan (3-20-1865, in process of exchange at City Point, Va., now Hopewell, Va.)
22. Ruth, Wilson A. (1-24-1865)
23. Sentell, James Newton (6-20-1864)
24. Shipman, William R. (8-9-1864)
25. Simpson, James B. (2-21-1864)
26. Steadman, Robert M. (11-16-1864)
27. Walden (Waldon), John F. (3-23-1864)
1. Blackwell, Washington J.
2. Brock, Pulaski J.
3. Brown, George Washington
4. Brown, James Stepp
5. Brown, John Jones
6. Bryson, John W.
7. Byers, James S.
8. Cagle, William A. (wounded while a prisoner)
9. Clark, Marcus Lafayette
10. Fisher, Thomas P.
11. Foster, Thomas A.
12. Foster, William L.
13. Gallion, John Jackson (Jackson J.)
14. Gibbs, Elias Madison
15. Gilreath, Asbury H.
16. Hipp, Riley B.
17. Ledbetter, William Kelly Jr.
18. McCall, Joseph J.
19. Osteen, Joseph Jefferson
20. Pace, Thomas Franklin
21. Patton, William L. (S.)
22. Peace, John M.
23. Rickman, William R.
24. Staton, John Walton
25. Stepp, Joseph Henry
26. Suttles, John N.
27. Waggoner (Wagoner), Eli W.
28. Walden (Waldon), John F.
29. Ward, Levi E.
30. Waters, William H.

Camp Morton – Indianapolis, Ind.
Confederate Mound at Crown Hill Cemetery
Confederate Monument at Garfield Park
The area where Camp Morton was located is now a residential area. The remains of 1,616 Confederate soldiers were moved from the original burial site in 1933 to Crown Hill Cemetery.
1. Pittillo, John Littleton
2. Pittillo, Milton Y.
3. Pittillo, Samuel P.
4. Spain, James N.
5. Taylor, Daniel Arnold
6. Townsend, Joseph Henry

Elmira Prison – Elmira, N.Y.
Woodlawn National Cemetery
There are 2,963 Confederate graves and a monument at this nationally recognized cemetery.
Died in Prison
1. McAllister, E. (4-20-1865)
2. McKillop, John A. (12-17-1864)
3. Payne (Paine), Cary J. (2-2-1865)
1. Conner, William A.
2. Crawford, Jasper H.
3. Featherstone, Calvin R.
4. Johnson, Creed Fulton
5. Johnson, George W.
6. Jones, Robert T.
7. Pace, John Benjamin Franklin
8. Posey, William (Williamson) A.

Fort Delaware – Pea Patch Island, Delaware River
Fort Delaware State Park
Access to the island is by ferry from Delaware City, Del. The state park contains a living history museum and trails. Buildings that housed the prisoners still stand. The first prisoners were housed inside the fort in sealed off casemates, empty powder magazines, as well as two small rooms inside the sally port. In those small rooms, names of confederates can still be seen carved into the brick. About 2,500 Confederate prisoners died on Pea Patch Island.
1. Bane, Owens F.
2. Batson, William A.
3. Earwood, Joseph P.
4. Gash, Harvey Young
5. Lane, John W.
6. Morrison, William Jasper
7. Shipman, Francis Alexander
8. Sumner, Richard Riley

Hart’s Island – New York Harbor
Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn
Hart Island was a prisoner of war camp for four months in 1865. Approximately 3,413 captured Confederate soldiers were housed on the island. Information on Hart’s Island states that about 235 Confederates died in the camp. But, according to documentation at Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, the number was more than 461.
Their remains were moved to Cypress Hills National Cemetery in 1941. The Confederate graves are at the “The Union Grounds” in the southwest portion of Cypress Hill National Cemetery.

1. Allison, Isaac
2. Anders (Andrews), Lindsey Baker
3. Capps, Leonard Ransom
4. Carland, Hiram W.
5. Clayton, Samuel H.
6. Fletcher, Charles M.
7. Gentle, Joseph S.
8. Heatherly, John Ripley
9. Johnson, James Harper
10. Johnson, Milton S.
11. Maybin, George Seaborn
12. McCarson, King David
13. Phillips, George Washington
14. Posey, Benjamin M.
15. Ruth, Sevier W.
16. Thompson, Carter
17. Vaughn, Panavat Woody
18. Vermillion, Samuel N.
19. Williams, John Tyler

Johnson’s Island – Sandusky Bay, Ohio
Confederate Cemetery is the only site on the island open to the public with about 200 Confederate graves. Johnson’s Island had one of the lowest mortality rates of any Civil War prison. Johnson’s Island Museum is on the mainland in Sandusky, Ohio.
Died in Prison
1. Gillespie, Carter W. (9-9-1863)
2. Orr, Ephraim M. or J. (10-20-1863)
1. Aiken, Lewis Leander
2. Batson, William A.
3. Forney, Jacob J.
4. Gash, Thomas Lenoir
5. Howard, Richard
6. Jenkins, Adolphus E.
7. Justus, George Franklin
8. Kimzey, William Fleming
9. Morris, William Gunaway Brownlow
10. Sentell, Francis M.
11. Sentell, Jasper
12. Shipman, Thomas Jefferson
13. Sumner, Richard Riley
14. Thomas, William Robert

Louisville, Ky.
Died in Confinement
1. Russell, Jordan F. (February 1863, died before transfer to Camp Chase)

Newport News POW Camp (Camp Butler) – Newport News, Va.
Confederate Dead Memorial and Virginia Civil War Trails Historical Marker at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The camp never held more than 3,490 prisoners, of whom 168 died during captivity. The prison was established near the end of the war.
1. Dotson, Martin Fifer
2. Fowler, John
3. Guice, William
4. Head, Anderson C.
5. Israel, Samuel M.
6. Peace, James
7. Russell, James E.
8. Smith, Leroy (Lee Roy)

Old Capitol Prison – Washington, D.C.
The Old Brick Capitol served as temporary Capitol of the United States from 1815 to 1825, and became the Old Capitol Prison during the Civil War. Razed in 1929, its site is now occupied by the U.S. Supreme Court building.
1. Barnett, Napoleon B.
2. Blythe, Jesse
3. Garren, Anderson
4. Kimzey, William Fleming
5. McKillop, Henry C.
6. Metcalf, John G.
7. Metts, Rederick P. (Roderick P.)

Point Lookout – St. Mary’s County, Md.
(Point Lookout State Park)
An estimated 4,000 Confederate soldiers died at Point Lookout. A Confederate prisoner of war memorial and cemetery exist on the former grounds of the Point Lookout Prisoner of War Camp.
Died in Prison
1. Brown, J.E. (6-15-1865)
2. Clark, Noah L. (10-12-1864)
3. Drake, Nicholas Adolphus (9-16-1864)
4. Gash, Martin Malone (7-31-1864)
5. Laughter, John R. (6-10-1865)
6. Parris, James M. (1-25-1865)
7. Rhodes, John (6-10-1865)
8. Thomas, William Robert (3-16-1865)
1. Arledge, Eli
2. Barnett, Napoleon B.
3. Bowen, Arthur C.
4. Brannon, Andrew G.
5. Brannon, Richard M.
6. Brock, Reuben
7. Carland, Andrew
8. Case, Charles Allen
9. Case, James W.
10. Case, John C.
11. Condrey, William A.
12. Conner, William A.
13. Corn, Ezekiel W.
14. Coston, William Baxter
15. Dewberry, John M.
16. Dewberry, Payton
17. Duncan, John F.
18. Earley, Alfred A.
19. Edney, Lewis M.
20. Enloe, Benjamin Franklin
21. Erwin, John C.
22. Featherstone, Calvin R.
23. Fletcher, Andrew E.
24. Foster, William L.
25. Garren, Leander E.
26. Gash, Harvey Young
27. Gash, Thomas Lenoir
28. Grant, William L.
29. Gwinn, John
30. Hightower, Burwell M. (Burrell Milton)
31. Hill, Allen L.
32. Hipp, William Franklin
33. Jenkins, Adolphus E.
34. Johnson, Calvin J.
35. Johnson, Creed Fulton
36. Johnson, George W.
37. Johnson, James Harper
38. Johnson, Joseph Pinkney
39. Johnson, Noble Perry
40. Jones, Henry J.
41. Jones, John Wilkerson
42. Justus, Meredith “Merida” Sevier
43. Kimzey, Michael F.
44. King, John Bradley
45. King, Joseph L.
46. Kuykendall, John
47. Leach, Joseph
48. Leach, Thomas B.
49. Lee, John B.
50. Levi, (Calvin) Jackson D.
51. Levi, John J.
52. Liverett, Richard M.
53. Loflin (Lofton), Harrison A. (Harris A.)
54. Love, George Washington
55. Love, John Wesley
56. Love, Robert Columbus
57. Lyda, Joseph Emory
58. Maxwell, Abraham Turner
59. Maxwell, Alexander Lafayette
60. McCall, Joseph J.
61. Metcalf, James Columbus
62. Metcalf, John G.
63. Miller, James Erwin
64. Mitchell, Joseph W.
65. Neely, Albert Jefferson
66. Nelson, John Dalis
67. Nix, Francis A.
68. Pace, John Benjamin Franklin
69. Pace, Silas
70. Patterson, Henry Jackson
71. Pearson (Person), Robert
72. Phillips, William Milton
73. Posey, John E.
74. Posey, William (Williamson) A.
75. Pressley (Presley), Anthony
76. Reese, James
77. Rogers, (Isaac) Henry Newton
78. Ruff, Hosea
79. Ruth, William C.
80. Scott, James A.
81. Sentell, Francis M.
82. Sentell, Jasper
83. Sitton, Montraville
84. Smith, Andrew Wilson
85. Solesbee, William Wilson
86. Spann, William Henry
87. Summey, Christopher Columbus
88. Summey, John S.
89. Sumner, Richard Riley
90. Taylor, James
91. Terry, Alfred H.
92. Thompson, James G.
93. Thompson, Melvin
94. Waters, George Washington
95. Waters, John W.
96. Waters, William H.

Rock Island, Ill. – U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal
(National Historic Landmark)
The Confederate Cemetery is located on the grounds of the historic site. An estimated 1,950 Confederate soldiers died at Rock Island.
Died in Prison
1. Dunn, James (2-27-1864)
2. Lyda, Andrew Washington (3-7-1864)
3. Reynolds, Joseph (1-7-1864)
4. Shipman, Simon B. (1-11-1864)
1. Bennison, William P.
2. Hammett, James V.
3. Hood, Perry Newton
4. Jordan, Stephen Decatur
5. Lance, Joseph R.
6. Loftis, Robert M.
7. Orr, John Patton
8. Sentell, David J.
9. Sitton, Gaston
10. Stanford, William J.
11. Tow, Samuel M.

Ship Island – Gulfport, Miss.
Gulf Islands National Seashore
The island is the site of Fort Massachusetts and is only accessible by ferry or boat. It was used as a prison in 1864 and 1865. Prisoner estimates vary from 1,500 to 3,000. Most prisoners who arrived late in the war only stayed a short time before being transferred to Vicksburg and exchanged.
1. Davis, Chesley J.
2. Ducker, John H.
3. Stepp, Henry

Unknown Location
Died as Prisoner
1. Drake, Nathaniel A. – Military record: “Captured near Kinston, N.C., June 21, 1864. Since died.” No prisoner of war records were found for Nathaniel A. Drake.
1. Morgan, Oliver C. or Gaston
2. Stepp, Hiram King