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Illinois Soldiers who died at Andersonville Prison

©2004 Kimberly Torp

Originally known as Camp Sumter and located near Americus, GA, Andersonville Prison has become one of the most notorious of all of the Civil War prison camps. Operating for 14 months between 1864 and 1865, it was originally set up to contain 10,000 men, but held close to 33,000 men at its busiest. 45,613 Union prisoners passed through its gates, with Illinois soldiers comprising over 3500 of those. Almost 13,000 of the 45,000+ died, and approximately 900 of those were Illinois soldiers. Most of the deaths occurred during August to December, 1864, when prisoners died at a rate of approximately 100 per day. This terrible loss of life happened for a number of reasons - partly due to the Confederacy’s just not having the resources to feed, clothe and medicate so many thousands of individuals, and partly due to the cessation of the prisoner exchanges which had gone on up until that time, leaving both sides' prisoners to their fates.

The following is a list of the Illinois Soldiers who died at Andersonville Prison, compiled from various sources. The National Park Services' database provided the majority of the data, with other online databases being used to fill in extra factual information for individual soldiers.


PICTURES ARE ON THE
FIRST PAGE

[Surnames
F AND G are on this page]




- F- SURNAMES

SURNAME

FIRST NAME

M.I.

RANK

CO

REG

STATUS

ARM
OF SERV.

DATE OF DEATH

CAUSE OF DEATH

 CAPTURE DATE OR PLACE

FALK

ANDREW

P.

PVT

G

112

Buried in National Cem.

INF

MAR. 26, 1864

FEVER TYPHOID

 

FAMMER

FREDERICK

 

PVT

A

21

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 20, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FANDISH

SAMUEL

 

PVT

A

1

Buried in National Cem.

ART

JUNE 25, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FANTZ

NOAH

 

PVT

E

112

REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

INF

Apr 18 or 19, 1864

 

11/16/1863, Parks Ferry, TN

FARINGTON

WILLIAM

A.

PVT

K

14

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 08, 1864

SCORBUTUS

02/27/1864, Pearl River, MS

FARNHAM

CHARLES

A.

PVT

D

51

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 07, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FEGAN

OWEN

 

PVT

C

23

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 20, 1864

MARASMUS

 

FELLER

AUGUST

 

PVT

B

23

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 16, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FERGUSON

LEWIS

J.

CORP

K

115

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 11, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FERNON

JAMES

A.

PVT

M

14

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

FEB. 10, 1865

DIARRHEA

 

FILE

CALEB

 

PVT

B

11

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 26, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FINCH

FRANCIS

M.

PVT

G

21

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 24, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FINK

JACOB

 

PVT

G

65

REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

INF

OCT. 27, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

FINK

JOHN

P.

PVT

F

53

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 30, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

FINK

JOHN

W.

PVT

L

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

SEP. 15, 1864

   

FISHER

JOHN

F.

PVT

F

123

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 27, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FITZGERALD

HENRY

 

SGT

I

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

JUNE 18, 1864

PNEUMONIA

 

FITZPATRICK

PATRICK

 

SGT

C

38

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 20, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

FLANIGAN

JOHN

 

PVT

H

42

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 29, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

FLOYD

ARMSTEAD

 

PVT

A

7

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 27, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FORD

NEWTON

J.

SGT

I

39

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 13, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FORNEY

DAVID

 

PVT

G

93

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 27, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

FOSTER

ANDREW

J.

PVT

M

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

SEP. 09, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FOSTER

ERASTUS

S.

CORP

K

9

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

JAN. 17, 1865

SCORBUTUS

 

FOSTER

RANSOM

D.

PVT

G

112

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 03, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FOWLER

JOHN

 

PVT

D

14

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

APR. 13, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FOX

CALVIN

E.

PVT

E

9

REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

INF

MAY 31, 1864

 

 

FRAME

WILLIAM

 

PVT

E

120

Buried in National Cem.

INF

DEC. 13, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FRANCIS

JAMES

T.

PVT

I

120

Buried in National Cem.

INF

APR. 19, 1865

DIARRHEA

 

FRANKLIN

RICHARD

A.

PVT

F

81

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 17, 1864

ENTERITIS

 

FRASS

LEWIS

 

PVT

E

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

APR. 08, 1864

PNEUMONIA

 

FREEMAN

DANIEL

S.

PVT

L

10

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

JULY 26, 1864

BRONCHITIS

 

FREEMAN

JAMES

 

PVT

B

7

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAY 13, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FREY

ALBERT

 

PVT

D

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

JULY 24, 1864

   

FULLER

GARDNER

 

PVT

A

89

REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

INF

SEP. 21, 1864

   

FULLER

IRA

B.

PVT

D

123

Buried in National Cem.

INF

APR. 12, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

FUNK

WILLIAM

C.

PVT

F

26

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 08, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 



-G- SURNAMES

SURNAME

FIRST NAME

M.I. 

RANK

CO

REG

STATUS

ARM
OF SERV.

DATE OF DEATH

CAUSE OF DEATH

 CAPTURE DATE OR PLACE 

GAINES

CHARLES

 

PVT

B

20

Buried in National Cem., GRAVE 9926

INF

SEP. 28, 1864

WOUNDS

 

GALLAGHER

PATRICK

 

PVT

C

21

Buried in National Cem.

INF

MAY 24, 1864

DYSENTERY

 

GARD

HENRY

 

MUSICIAN

E

115

REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

INF

SEP. 04, 1864

   

GARRIG

JOHN

 

PVT

F

78

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 18, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

GARVIN

JOHN

 

HOS. STEW.

-

57

Buried in National Cem.

INF

APR. 16, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GAUR

FERDINAND

 

PVT

I

36

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 06, 1864

DYSENTERY

 

GEARHART

LEVI

 

PVT

F

113

REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

INF

OCT. 01, 1864

   

GERLACH

CHARLES

 

PVT

C

30

Buried in National Cem.

INF

MAR. 20, 1865

RHEUMATISM

 

GERMAN

PHILIP

 

PVT

G

24

Buried in National Cem.

INF

MAY 24, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GESCHWIND

JOSEPH

 

SGT

G

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 01, 1864

DYSENTERY

 

GIBSON

HOWARD

D.

PVT

K

93

Buried in National Cem.

INF

MAY 27, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

 

GIBSON

SAMUEL

T.

PVT

I

78

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 29, 1864

DYSENTERY

 

GILES

J.

VINTON

PVT

H

89

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 05, 1864

DEBILITAS

 

GILES

SALEM

B.

PVT

A

112

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 06, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GILGEESE

J.

GARRETT

PVT

I

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAY 31, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GILLESPIE

JOHN

H.

PVT

H

84

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 09, 1864

DYSENTERY

 

GILMORE

JAMES

 

PVT

I

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

JUNE 12, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GLEASON

THEODORE

W.

PVT

A

14

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAR. 04, 1865

DIARRHEA

 

GLIDEWELL

FRANKLIN

 

CORP

K

73

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 11, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GMELIN

HENRY

 

PVT

E

9

REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

INF

-

-

 

GODDARD

HENRY

 

PVT

G

89

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 04, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

GOFFINETT

PETER

 

PVT

D

51

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 15, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GOODRICH

MATHEW

 

PVT

G

44

REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

INF

DEC. 21, 1864

   

GORDON

JOEL

 

PVT

B

114

Buried in National Cem.

INF

APR. 25, 1865

DIARRHEA

 

GORE

N.

 

PVT

C

15

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 04, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GOTT

HENRY

 

PVT

C

39

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JAN. 15, 1865

SCORBUTUS

 

GRABER

JOHANN

 

PVT

H

24

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 21, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

 

GRACE

WILLIAM

W.

PVT

D

21

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 19, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GRAHAM

WILLIAM

J.

PVT

E

41

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 23, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GRAVEL

GEORGE

 

PVT

C

51

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 16, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

GREADLEY

H.

 

PVT

A

24

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 05, 1864

DYSENTERY

 

GREATHOUSE

ISAAC

 

PVT

F

6

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 02, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GREAVES

GEORGE

 

PVT

K

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

APR. 28, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GREEN

DAVID

W.

PVT

A

79

Buried in National Cem.

INF

Nov 22, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

GREEN

JOHN

 

PVT

E

23

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 19, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

GREEN

M.

 

PVT

C

9

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 04, 1864

GANGRENE

 

GREENWALL (OR GREENWALT)

BRADLEY

 

PVT

L

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

JULY 10, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GREER

GEORGE

W.

CORP

D

120

Buried in National Cem.

INF

NOV. 03, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

GRIFFIN

WILLIAM

 

PVT

I

112

REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE (BUT DEATH DATE IS B4 CAMP OPENED)

INF

SEP. 26, 1863

 

 

GRIM

G.

D.

PVT

K

103

REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

INF

OCT. 14, 1864

 

 

GRISWOLD

JOSEPH

C.

PVT

E

19

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 27, 1864

FEVER TYPHUS

 

GROGEN

WILLIAM

 

PVT

B

66

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 26, 1864

DYSENTERY

 

GROSS

JACOB

 

PVT

B

29

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 10, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GROVER

HENRY

S.

PVT

K

42

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 07, 1864

DIARRHEA

 

GRUNDER

LOUIS

 

PVT

B

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 17, 1864

ENTERITIS

 

GULK

PETER

 

PVT

B

79

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 21, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 

GUM

MOSES

 

PVT

C

21

REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

INF

JAN. 04, 1865

   

GUYER

WILLIAM

 

PVT

E

92

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 08, 1864

DYSENTERY

 

GUYMON

JOHN

A.

PVT

F

78

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 25, 1864

SCORBUTUS

 


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FURTHER READING ON ANDERSONVILLE:

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Andersonville Civil War Prison - Historical Background

THE CIVIL WAR HOMEPAGE

Conditions at Andersonville - Presented by Southeast Archeological Center

Andersonville Civil War Prison - Kevin Frye, webmaster. Very informative site with pictures of the current area, cemeteries, etc. Lives near the site of the prison and is able to obtain further information on some of the prisoners from the Park Service's museum and will also take pictures of graves for $$. He also maintains a website for descendants of Andersonville Prisoners where you can add your ancestor's info to the database (no fee).





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