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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.


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-O- Surnames

SURNAME

FIRST NAME

M.I.

RANK

CO

REG

STATUS

ARM
OF SERV.

DATE OF DEATH

CAUSE OF DEATH

 CAPTURE DATE OR PLACE

FURTHER
REMARKS

OBIELLA

JOHN

 

PVT

D

16

Reported to have died at Andersonville

CAV

JUNE 24, 1864

     

O'BRIEN

DAVID

 

PVT

C

89

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 13, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

OBSTERN

FRANK

 

PVT

D

16

Reported to have died at Andersonville

CAV

JUNE 15, 1864

     

OCKLER

WILHELM

 

PVT

K

24

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 22, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

O'CONNOR

MICHAEL

 

PVT

F

35

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 23, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

O'DANIEL

JAMES

H.

PVT

D

9

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 01, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

O'DANIELS

JASPER

 

PVT

L

16

Reported to have died at Andersonville

CAV

JULY 20, 1864

     

ODEAR

THOMAS

 

PVT

F

78

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 14, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

ODOM

WILEY

 

PVT

A

9

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 19, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

O'DONNELL

EDWARD

 

PVT

I

34

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 03, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

ODURN

BRITTAIN

 

PVT

B

6

Reported to have died at Andersonville

CAV

AUG. 21, 1864

     

OGLESBY

DANIEL

 

PVT

M

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAY 31, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

O'KEEFE

JAMES

 

PVT

M

2

Buried in National Cem.

ART

AUG. 05, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

O'KEEFE

MICHAEL

 

PVT

E

2

Buried in National Cem.

ART

MAY 19, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

O'LARY

ARTHUR

 

PVT

K

108

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 29, 1864

DIARRHEA A.

   

OLSON

JOHN

 

PVT

D

89

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 18, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

OLSON

PETER

J.

PVT

K

112

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 27, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

O'MIRA

DANIEL

J.

CORP

E

9

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

OCT. 03, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

O'NEIL

DENNIS

 

PVT

C

114

Buried in National Cem.

INF

APR. 19, 1864

SMALLPOX

 

GRAVE 30, SMALL POX Cem.. LATER MOVED TO PRESENT GRAVE SITE. K 16 IL CAV, p. 7 [3]; NOT FOUND IN 114 REGIMENT INF

ORDWAY

LAFAYETTE

 

PVT

A

8

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

Jul 28, 1864

DYSENTERY

06/29/1864 @ Littleton, Va

 

OSBORN

JOHN

W.

PVT

M

9

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

OCT. 07, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

OTEY

ORLANDO

S.

CORP

I

21

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 18, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

OWENS

CARR

 

PVT

D

120

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 11, 1864

DIARRHEA

   




-P- Surnames

SURNAME

FIRST NAME

M.I.

RANK

CO

REG

STATUS

ARM
OF SERV.

DATE OF DEATH

CAUSE OF DEATH

 CAPTURE DATE OR PLACE

FURTHER
REMARKS

PADON

C.

 

PVT

F

12

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 13, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

PADON

JAMES

 

PVT

I

9

Reported to have died at Andersonville

INF

?

 

01/26/1864 @ ATHENS, AL

COULD POSSIBLY BE THE PERSON BURIED IN GRAVE#5541

PAISLEY

FINNESSE

E.

PVT

E

120

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 16, 1864

DYSENTERY

   

PARKHURST

FRANCIS

M.

PVT

H

14

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

DEC. 30, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

PARTRIDGE

WILLIAM

J.

SGT

F

30

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 20, 1864

WOUNDS

   

PASHALL

J.

M.

PVT

A

114

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 20, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

PATTERSON

JOHN

T.

PVT

F

14

Buried in National Cem.

INF

FEB. 19, 1865

DIARRHEA C.

   

PAYNE

STEPHEN

 

PVT

C

88

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 18, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

PENNY

JAMES

 

PVT

E

14

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

APR. 06, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

PENNY

WILLIAM

 

PVT

F

114

Buried in National Cem.

INF

Feb 26, 1865

DIARRHEA C.

06/10/1864 @ GUNTOWN, MS

 

PERKINS

LORENZO

C.

PVT

A

89

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 28, 1864

FEVER TYPHUS

   

PERRY

JAMES

 

PVT

G

9

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

SEP. 20, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

PERRY

JOHN

J.

PVT

D

84

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 02, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

PETERSON

JOHN

B.

PVT

I

112

Buried in National Cem.

INF

NOV. 27, 1864

ANASARCA

   

PETTIJOHN

JONAS

 

PVT

F

21

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 16, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

PETZ

WILLIAM

 

PVT

I

65

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 07, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

PHELPS

WILLIAM

L.

PVT

B

6

Reported to have died at Andersonville

CAV

OCT. 25, 1864

     

PHILLBROOK

ALBERT

 

SGT

F

14

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

FEB. 05, 1865

DIARRHEA C.

 

HEADSTONE READS PHILLBROO

PHILLIPS

WILLIAM

H.S.

CORP

L

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

?

     

PICKET

FRANCIS

 

PVT

E

30

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 17, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

PIERCE

CHARLES

E.

CORP

H

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 06, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

PIERCE

WILLIAM

B.

PVT

H

8

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

May 31, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

10/14/1863 @ BRENTVILLE, VA

 

PLACE

STEPHEN

 

PVT

F

44

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 22, 1864

DYSENTERY

   

PLAUNTZ

HENRY

 

PVT

D

14

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

SEP. 30, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

POLLARD

THOMAS

 

PVT

A

127

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 12, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

POOLE

HENRY

F.

SGT

D

47

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 29, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

PORKER

ISRAEL

 

PVT

G

64

Reported to have died at Andersonville

INF

AUG. 02, 1864

     

PORTCLAUGE

MAXIMILIAN

 

PVT

K

24

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 24, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

POST

GEORGE

R.

PVT

L

7

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

SEP. 23, 1864

DIARRHEA A.

   

POWELL

ASA

 

PVT

C

122

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 15, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

POWELL

DAVID

F.

PVT

K

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

JULY 09, 1864

DIARRHEA A.

   

POWERS

JAMES

 

PVT

C

44

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 16, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

PRESTON

CHARLES

W.

PVT

M

8

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

Mar 8, 1864

PNEUMONIA

09/02/1863 @ FALMOUTH, VA

 

PRICE

ISAAC

H.

PVT

D

79

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 17, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

PRIM

D.

 

PVT

K

103

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 14, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

PROCISE

ROBERT

W.

PVT

F

48

Reported to have died at Andersonville

INF

Nov 15, 1864

 

12/01/1863 EAST TENN.; DEATH DATE LISTED AS 9/15/1864; POSSIBLE DIED AT MILLEN,ETC

 

PUGH

JOHN

 

PVT

D

122

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 06, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

PYNER

THOMAS

J.

PVT

D

89

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 06, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   



-Q- Surnames

SURNAME

FIRST NAME

M.I.

RANK

CO

REG

STATUS

ARM
OF SERV.

DATE OF DEATH

CAUSE OF DEATH

 CAPTURE DATE OR PLACE

FURTHER
REMARKS

QUINN

PETER

 

PVT

A

52

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 08, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   




-R- Surnames

SURNAME

FIRST NAME

M.I.

RANK

CO

REG

STATUS

ARM
OF SERV

DATE OF DEATH

CAUSE OF DEATH

CAPTURE DATE OR PLACE

FURTHER
REMARKS

RAFFERTY

J.

Q.

PVT

H

6

Buried in National Cem

CAV

OCT. 01, 1864

DIARRHEA A.

   

RAMAY

JOSHUA

H.

SGT

B

6

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

SEP. 02, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

RAMSAY

THOMAS

J.

PVT

A

79

Buried in National Cem.

INF

MAR. 12, 1865

SCORBUTUS

   

RAMSEY

ALFRED

B.

PVT

K

45

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 09, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

RAMSEY

JOHN

C.

PVT

B

21

Buried in National Cem.

INF

MAY 10, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

RANDALL

CYRUS

W.

PVT

E

124

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 12, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

RANKIN

MARQUIS

A.

CORP

I

3

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

SEP. 12, 1864

DIARRHEA A.

   

RANSOM

GEORGE

H.

PVT

B

4

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

FEB. 19, 1865

DIARRHEA A.

   

RAY

ROBERT

D.

PVT

F

14

Reported to have died at Andersonville

INF

-

-

   

REDMENT

JOHN

 

PVT

H

112

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 17, 1864

DIARRHEA A.

   

REED

AARON

 

PVT

F

98

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 12, 1864

DYSENTERY

   

REED

DAVID

 

PVT

H

26

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 18, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

REED

ERASTUS

 

SGT

K

100

Buried in National Cem.

INF

APR. 02, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

REESE

BISHOP

 

PVT

-

39

Reported to have died at Andersonville

INF

NOV. 07, 1864

     

REMOUR

ALBERT

J.

PVT

H

112

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 08, 1864

     

RICHARDSON

FRIAR

 

PVT

E

34

Buried in National Cem.

INF

DEC. 23, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

RICHTER

CARL

 

CORP

H

82

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 03, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

RITTER

HENRY

 

FARRIER

M

7

Reported to have died at Andersonville

CAV

-

-

   

RITZENTHALLER

JOHN

 

PVT

C

113

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 19, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

ROBERTS

WILLIAM

W.

PVT

I

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

JUNE 17, 1864

ANASARCA

   

ROBINSON

EDMUND

H.

PVT

A

36

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 11, 1864

ANASARCA

   

ROBINSON

HUGH

P.

SGT

B

6

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 01, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

ROBINSON

JAMES

B.

PVT

D

79

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 18, 1864

CEREBRITIS

   

RODENBERGER

HUGO

 

PVT

C

96

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 28, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

RODGERS

OSCAR

 

PVT

A

12

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

APR. 26, 1864

DYSENTERY

   

ROGERS

GEORGE

 

PVT

G

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 29, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

ROGERS

SILAS

 

PVT

D

65

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 10, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

ROLFE

JOHN

 

PVT

F

45

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 26, 1864

DYSENTERY

   

ROLSTON

JOSEPH

M.

PVT

I

79

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 08, 1864

FEVER REMITTENT

   

ROSECRANS

HIRAM

 

PVT

A

113

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 31, 1864

ANASARCA

   

ROSS

THOMAS

 

PVT

K

113

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 11, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

ROTHER

FRANK

 

PVT

G

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

OCT. 12, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

ROWLEY

EZROOM

J.

PVT

G

103

Buried in National Cem.

INF

APR. 13, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

RUDD

THADDEUS

 

PVT

I

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAY 23, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

RUSSELL

S.

A.

CORP

C

79

Reported to have died at Andersonville

INF

SEP. 10, 1864

     

RUSSELL

SAMUEL

A.

CORP

C

79

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 12, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

RYAN

MICHAEL

 

PVT

A

89

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 27, 1864

PHTHISIS

   


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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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