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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 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
U, V, W, Y AND Z are on this page]




-U- 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

UNDERWOOD

DANIEL

 

PVT

A

11

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 18, 1864

DIARRHEA

   




-V- 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

VAN DEUSEN

IRA

 

PVT

H

111

Reported to have died at Andersonville

INF

NOV. 27, 1864

     

VANELL

THOMAS

M.

PVT

A

31

Reported to have died at Andersonville

INF

-

     

VATTER

GEORGE

 

PVT

C

9

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 13, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

VAUGHN

JAMES

 

PVT

I

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAY 14, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

VINSON

LEVI

D.

PVT

G

7

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

Sep 4, 1864

DIARRHEA

10/11/1863

 

VOCK

WILLIAM

 

PVT

A

24

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 14, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

VOGT

WILLIAM

 

PVT

H

24

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 16, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

VON EUW

MEINRAD

 

PVT

M

7

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

NOV. 01, 1864

DYSENTERY

   

VORIS

ROSSITER

 

PVT

I

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAY 11, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   




-W- 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

WADDELL

JAMES

W.

SGT

C

122

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 25, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WAHL

MARTIN

 

PVT

I

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

JULY 06, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

WALDO

JUDSON

M.

PVT

K

9

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

OCT. 12, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WALKER

GEORGE

 

PVT

K

31

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 19, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WALSH

JOHN

 

PVT

E

1

Buried in National Cem.

ART

SEP. 29, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WARD

GEORGE

B.

PVT

E

7

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

OCT. 23, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WARD

RAMSOM

L.

PVT

C

15

Buried in National Cem.

INF

NOV. 18, 1864

FEVER INTERMITTENT

   

WARD

WILLIAM

E.

PVT

M

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

JUNE 26, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WARWICK

NEEDHAM

A.

PVT

D

120

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JAN. 04, 1865

SCORBUTUS

   

WATERMAN

LEVI

 

PVT

D

95

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 29, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WATTS

WILLIAM

W.

PVT

L

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 16, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WEAVER

ALEXANDER

 

PVT

A

93

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 20, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WEAVER

DAVID

 

PVT

L

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 19, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WEEDMAN

JOHN

W.

CORP

I

39

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 12, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WEEKS

BRUNO

 

PVT

L

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

APR. 26, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WEIRY

JOHN

 

BLACK-
SMITH

H

7

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

JUNE 22, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WEISS

OTTO

 

CORP

H

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 09, 1864

DYSENTERY

   

WELCH

JOHN

 

SGT

A

95

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 30, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WELLS

JAMES

 

PVT

M

16

Reported to have died at Andersonville

CAV

-

-

   

WELSCH

LEONHARDT

 

PVT

F

24

Buried in National Cem.

INF

NOV. 02, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WENTWORTH

CHARLES

 

PVT

D

27

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 31, 1864

FEVER REMITTENT

   

WERTICH

JOHN

 

PVT

C

89

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 05, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WESTBROOK

BENJAMIN

B.

PVT

B

6

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

Aug 31, 1864

GANGRENE

12/04/1863 @ MOSCOW, TN

 

WHAM

FRANCIS

L.

PVT

G

21

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 24, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WHEELER

J.

 

PVT

F

61

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 18, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WHEELOCK

ALBERTO

 

PVT

H

96

Buried in National Cem.

INF

MAY 10, 1864

ANASARCA

   

WHELEN

MATTHEW

 

SGT

A

23

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 09, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WHIPP

CHARLES

 

PVT

E

9

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

SEP. 14, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WHITMAN

LEWIS

 

CORP

I

104

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 07, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WHITNEY

THEODORE

F.

PVT

G

89

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 17, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WIELE

FREDERICK

 

PVT

M

7

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 09, 1864

DYSENTERY

   

WILDENBURGER

PHILIP

 

PVT

B

6

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 14, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WILEY

WALKER

 

PVT

C

32

Buried in National Cem.

INF

MAR. 05, 1865

SCORBUTUS

   

WILHELM

GEORGE

A.

PVT

F

11

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 04, 1864

GANGRENE

   

WILKES

RICHARD

M.

PVT

A

81

Buried in National Cem.

INF

FEB. 18, 1865

DIARRHEA

   

WILL

GUSTAVUS

 

PVT

E

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAR. 21, 1864

PNEUMONIA

   

WILLIAMS

EPHRIAM

 

PVT

D

49

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 13, 1864

PNEUMONIA

   

WILLIAMS

G.

W.

PVT

B

15

Reported to have died at Andersonville, ORGINALLY SHOWN GN#10,899

BAT

OCT. 14, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WILLIAMS

GEORGE

W.

PVT

-

15

Buried in National Cem.

INF

Oct 26, 1864

   

IDENTITY CHALLENGED BY QM IN 1913.

WILLIAMS

WILLIAM

 

PVT

H

22

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 10, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WILLIAMS

WILLIAM

 

PVT

A

45

Buried in National Cem.

INF

   

02/29/1864 @CANTON, MS

G.W. WILLIAMS, CO B, 15 IL BATTERY ORIGINALLY SHOWN AS BURIED IN THIS GRAVE

WILLIS

ABEL

P.

PVT

A

84

Buried in National Cem.

INF

MAR. 15, 1865

DIARRHEA

   

WILSON

DAVID

B.

PVT

M

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

AUG. 04, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WILSON

JACOB

 

CORP

G

74

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 21, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WILSON

WESLEY

 

SGT

C

89

Buried in National Cem.

INF

NOV. 01, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WIMMER

JOHN

 

PVT

I

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAY 15, 1864

PNEUMONIA

   

WINEMILLER

JOHN

 

SGT

G

56

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 07, 1864

DEBILITAS

   

WINESBURGE

WILLIAM

H.

PVT

A

79

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 04, 1864

FEVER TYPHUS

   

WINK

LEWIS

 

PVT

C

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAY 10, 1864

FEVER REMITTENT

   

WINN

JACOB

 

PVT

B

36

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 26, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

WINNING

DAVID

M.

PVT

C

125

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 14, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WINTER

WILLIAM

 

PVT

H

24

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 18, 1864

SCORBUTUS

   

WITTMAN

BERNARD

 

PVT

D

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAY 31, 1864

ANASARCA

   

WOOD

ALBERT

 

PVT

I

21

Buried in National Cem.

INF

SEP. 15, 1864

DYSENTERY

   

WOODCOCK

ROBERT

 

PVT

L

16

Buried in National Cem.

CAV

MAY 12, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WOODMANCY

ROSWELL

 

PVT

B

42

Reported to have died at Andersonville

INF

MAR. 30, 1865

     

WORKMAN

JAMES

G.

PVT

G

7

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JULY 21, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

WORTHY

ALBERT

E.

PVT

K

21

Buried in National Cem.

INF

OCT. 10, 1864

DYSENTERY

   

WRIGHT

ISAAC

 

PVT

G

66

Reported to have died at Andersonville

INF

   

07/22/1864 @ ATLANTA, GA

 

WRIGHT

JAMES

W.

PVT

B

35

Buried in National Cem.

INF

JUNE 28, 1864

DIARRHEA C.

   

WRIGHT

MICHAEL

 

PVT

E

57

Buried in National Cem.

INF

AUG. 10, 1864

FEVER INTERMITTENT

   



-Y- and -Z- 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

YATES

JOSHUA

 

PVT

E

120

Buried in National Cem.

INF

DEC. 19, 1864

DIARRHEA

   

ZORN

PHILIP

 

PVT

I

44

Buried in National Cem.

INF

MAR. 20, 1864

PNEUMONIA

   


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FURTHER READING ON ANDERSONVILLE:

[These are outside links which Illinois Genealogy Trails is providing as a courtesy - they are not endorsements of those sites, nor is IL Trails responsible for any views of the authors found on those pages.]


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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