Illinois Genealogy Trails History Group
presents...
Illinois Soldier Survivors of Andersonville Prison
©2004 Kim 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 10000 men but held close to 33000 men at its busiest. 45613 Union prisoners passed through its gates with Illinois soldiers comprising over 3500 of those. Almost 13000 of the 45000+ 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 by the North of the prisoner exchanges which had gone on up until that time leaving their prisoners to their fates.

The following is a list of the Illinois Soldiers who survived their captivity 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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- W Surnames -

SURNAME

FIRST NAME

M.I.

RANK

CO.

REG

ARM
OF
SERV.

CAPTURE
DATE &/OR PLACE

STATUS/REMARKS

WAGGS

PERRY

 

PVT

B

11

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WAGY

PERRY

 

PVT

H

11

UNK

   

WAKSON

WALTER

O

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WALES

C

 

PVT

B

72

UNK

 

SENT TO VICKSBURG: MARCH 18 1865

WALKER

FRANKLIN

 

PVT

B

21

UNK

 

SENT TO COLUMBIA: FEB 28 1865

WALKER

J

 

PVT

D

17

UNK

   

WALKER

ROBERT

 

PVT

I

7

INF

   

WALKER

SAMUEL

 

PVT

D

14

INF

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WALKER

WILLIAM

 

PVT

I

7

INF

   

WALLACE

A

R

CORP

I

111

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WALLACE

E

A

PVT

B

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WALLACE

J

K

PVT

K

111

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WALLACE

JOHN

 

PVT

E

104

UNK

09/20/1863 @ CHICKAMAUGA GA

ALSO HELD AT RICHMOND AND DANVILLE VA. PREVIOUSLY CAPTURED AT HARTSVILLE TN 12/1862.

WALLER

J

B

PVT

K

79

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WALSH

JOHN

 

PVT

K

9

UNK

 

TURNED OVER COL O'NEIL: JAN 23 1865 (SEE CODE 4835 IN CONFEDERATE DATABASE)

WALTON

JOEL

 

PVT

D

111

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WALTON

JOEL

T.

PVT

D

111

INF

07/22/1864 @ATLANTA GA

**POSSIBLE PRISONER**

WANTWORD

J

 

CORP

C

61

UNK

   

WANWINKEL

R

A

PVT

B

111

UNK

   

WARD

B

F

PVT

D

27

UNK

 

POSSIBLE BURIED AT SALISBURY-GRAVE # 85

WARD

B

T

PVT

D

27

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WARD

FRANK

 

PVT

H

1

UNK

 

EXCHANGED SAVANNAH: NOV 14 1864

WARD

JOHN

 

CORP

E

111

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WARD

PAUL

 

PVT

H

51

UNK

   

WARD

R

L

PVT

C

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED NOV 10 1864

WARD

WILLIAM

 

CORP

C

36

INF

09/30/1863 @CHICKAMAUGA GA

ALSO HELD LIBBYDANVILLE VACHARLESTON SC AND FLORENCE SC.

WARDEN

J

 

CORP

K

81

UNK

   

WARDEN

R

D

SGT

B

15

UNK

   

WARREN

JOHN

C.

PVT

B

3

CAV

 

DIED AT FLORENCE

WARREN

RICHARD

 

CORP

G

39

INF

06/02/1864 @ WIER BOTTOM CH. VA

 

WARREN

SILAS

B.

PVT

F

7

INF

 

RELEASED 04/01/1865 (EXCHANGED)

WARRENTON

T

 

PVT

K

28

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WATERHOUSE

T

 

PVT

D

31

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WATKINS

ISAIAH

 

PVT

B

125

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WATSON

WALTER

O

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WATSON

WILLIAM

H.

PVT

B

53

INF

FEB. 1864 @ MERIDIAN MS

 

WATTERTON

WM

 

PVT

F

103

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WATTS

   

PVT

C

7

UNK

   

WAYNE

HIRAM

N

PVT

E

15

UNK

   

WAYNE

JIRAM

 

PVT

E

14

UNK

   

WEAKS

J

H

PVT

F

32

UNK

   

WEATHERLY

JAMES

 

PVT

C

11

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WEAVER

D

 

CORP

F

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WEAVER

DANIEL

 

PVT

K

14

INF

10/03/1864 @ MOON'S STATION GA

PAROLED ON 04/29/1865 AT JACKSONVILLE FL;

WEBB

H

 

PVT

C

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WEEDS

G

 

PVT

C

12

UNK

   

WEEKS

J

H

PVT

F

32

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WEHTERS

A

J

PVT

I

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WEIDMAN

JOHN

W

CORP

H

39

UNK

 

DIED: OCT 12 1864

WEINY

JOHN

 

PVT

H

7

UNK

 

DIED: JUNE 22 1864

WEIR

H

P

MUSICIAN

H

111

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WEISER

S

R

PVT

C

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WELCH

JOHN

     

95

INF

   

WELCHLIN

A

 

PVT

C

100

INF

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WELCHLIN

WILLIAM

A.

PVT

C

100

INF

11/30/1864 @ FRANKLIN TN

PAROLED ON 04/28/1865 AT JACKSONVILLE FL;

WELD

A

E

PVT

C

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WELDON

SMITH

 

PVT

E

30

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WELLIVER

JOHN

R.

SGT

D

21

INF

09/19/1863 @ CHICKAMAUGA GA

PAROLED NE FERRY NC 02/26/65; DIED ON STEAMER GEN'L LYONS 03/30/65 AT SEA

WELLS

R

 

PVT

C

15

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WENTWORTH

J

 

PVT

C

61

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WERTZLER

C

S

PVT

B

72

UNK

 

SENT TO VICKSBURG: MAR 18 1865

WESLEY

CHARLES

 

PVT

C

15

INF

 

**POSSIBLE PRISONER**

WEST

J

C

PVT

C

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864. EXCHANGED 4/1/1865

WEST

JOHN

 

PVT

F

86

INF

06/27/1864 @ KENNESAW GA

PAROLED ON 04/28/1865 AT JACKSONVILLE FL;

WETHERBY

J

 

PVT

C

11

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WHALEN

M

 

PVT

D

14

UNK

   

WHALEY

T

 

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WHEELER

SAM

 

PVT

E

34

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WHEELOCK

A

 

PVT

H

96

UNK

 

DIED: MAY 10 1864

WHITAKER

ALVIN

 

PVT

H

39

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WHITCOMB

J

 

PVT

C

77

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WHITE

B

C

SGT

M

5

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WHITE

ELI

B

UNK

UNK

UNK

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865 DRUM MAJOR 15

WHITE

G

W

PVT

K

93

UNK

 

EXCHANGED SAVANNAH: NOV 14 1864

WHITE

JAMES

 

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WHITE

JOHN

E.

PVT

B

15

INF

Big Shanty Ga

 

WHITE

LEWIS

 

PVT

D

81

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: OCT 31 1864

WHITE

WILLIAM

A

PVT

H

79

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WHITEHEAD

J

 

PVT

C

89

UNK

 

EXCHANGED SAVANNAH: NOV 14 1864

WHITMAN

C

 

PVT

C

1

ART

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WHITNEY

A

 

PVT

C

30

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WHITTINGTON

J

 

CORP

I

31

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WIAMAN

J

 

PVT

G

81

UNK

   

WIDERMAN

J

 

PVT

G

8

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WIDMAN

JOHN

 

PVT

G

81

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WIEKINS

C

 

PVT

B

72

UNK

 

SENT TO VICKSBURG: MARCH 18 1865

WIER

JAMES

 

PVT

B

15

INF

Big Shanty Ga

SENT TO MILLEN 11/11/1864

WIGAL

G

 

PVT

H

79

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WIGAL

GEORGE

L

PVT

H

79

INF

09/19/1863 @CHICKAMAUGA GA

ENLISTED 8/8/62 PAROLED 4/18/65 VICKSBURG MS

WILBORRS

H

 

PVT

F

111

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILBURN

H

 

PVT

F

111

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WILCHLIN

   

PVT

C

100

UNK

   

WILCOX

DANIEL

 

PVT

C

15

UNK

   

WILCOX

F

 

PVT

C

15

CAV

   

WILCOX

THOMAS

 

PVT

A

1

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILCOX

THOMAS

J

PVT

I

95

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WILDER

G

B

PVT

B

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WILDER

G

K

PVT

D

14

UNK

   

WILEY

J

 

PVT

G

42

UNK

 

EXCHANGED SAVANNAH: NOV 11 1864

WILEY

W

 

PVT

C

32

UNK

 

DIED: MARCH 6 1865

WILFORD

W

J

PVT

D

14

CAV

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILHELM

WILLIAM

A

PVT

I

78

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILLER

RUNYON

 

PVT

H

61

UNK

   

WILLEY

W

 

PVT

C

32

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WILLIAM

H

 

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WILLIAMS

AARON

J

PVT

G

111

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WILLIAMS

CHARLES

R

PVT

H

120

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILLIAMS

DANIEL

 

PVT

G

115

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILLIAMS

ELIAS

 

PVT

M

16

CAV

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILLIAMS

HENRY

 

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILLIAMS

JOHN

 

PVT

G

64

UNK

   

WILLIAMS

JOHN

A

PVT

G

64

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILLITS

ALBERT

 

PVT

G

5

CAV

   

WILLS

E

M

PVT

H

42

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILLSON

M

 

CORP

F

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILSON

HENRY

 

CORP

A

7

CAV

   

WILSON

MCCLAIN

 

CORP

F

14

CAV

08/22/1864 @ VINING GA

PAROLED ON 04/18/1865 AT VICKSBURG MS;

WILSON

P

 

CORP

E

15

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WILSON

R

B

CORP

E

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WILSON

WILLIAM

P

CORP

E

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WINBAUGH

B

 

PVT

A

47

UNK

   

WINCHELL

GEORGE

 

PVT

B

85

INF

09/18/1864 @ ROUGH AND READY GA

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864; BROTHER OF WILLIAM WINCHELL.

WINCHELL

WILLIAM

 

PVT

B

85

INF

09/18/1864 @ ROUGH AND READY GA

BROTHER OF GEORGE WINCHELL.

WIRCHE

A

 

CORP

K

72

UNK

 

SENT TO VICKSBURG: MARCH 18 1865

WISE

BENJ

D

PVT

E

57

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WISE

BENJAMIN

 

PVT

E

51

UNK

   

WISON

WILLIAM

 

PVT

E

15

UNK

   

WIST

J

 

PVT

F

86

UNK

   

WITKERS

A

W

PVT

I

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WITTLAKE

FREDERICK

 

PVT

B

20

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WOLF

HENRY

 

PVT

K

79

INF

 

**POSSIBLE PRISONER** REPORTED EXCHANGED 01APR1865

WOLFE

ANDREW

H

PVT

F

79

UNK

   

WOLFE

H

D

SGT

B

15

UNK

   

WOOD

D

 

PVT

A

85

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WOOD

H

 

PVT

I

14

UNK

   

WOOD

N

P

CORP

C

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WOODRUFF

A

 

PVT

C

15

UNK

   

WOODRUFF

A

H

PVT

C

15

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WOODRUFF

L

C

PVT

C

15

UNK

   

WOODRUFF

R

D

SGT

B

15

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WOODRUFF

RUSSELL

 

PVT

B

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WOODS

WM

 

PVT

F

14

CAV

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WOOLF

HENRY

 

PVT

K

79

UNK

   

WORMAN

GEORGE

 

PVT

A

137

INF

08/21/1864 @MEMPHIS TN

**POSSIBLE PRISONER** DIED AT CAHABA AL 10/26/1864

WORTH

WILLIAM

 

SGT

C

89

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WRIGHT

JOSEPH

 

PVT

D

80

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WRIGHT

S

 

PVT

H

5

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

WRIGHTER

HENRY

 

SGT

F

82

UNK

   

WYLDER

B

 

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WYLER

GEO

 

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

WYLIE

J

 

PVT

E

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

WYSER

M

 

PVT

K

42

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865




- Y Surnames -

SURNAME

FIRST NAME

M.I.

RANK

CO.

REG

ARM
OF
SERV.

CAPTURE
DATE &/OR PLACE

STATUS/REMARKS

YATES

W

 

PVT

F

81

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 17 1864

YATES

WILLIAM

 

PVT

F

81

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

YEAGER

SAMUEL

 

CORP

I

16

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

YEAMANS

JOEL

 

PVT

G

30

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 17 1864

YOCKEY

CHARLES

J.

PVT

B

53

INF

02/27/1864

RELEASED 02/27/1865

YOCUM

J

 

PVT

F

5

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

YODER

EMANUEL

 

PVT

D

3

CAV

Guntown Ms

 

YONDLEY

H

D

PVT

C

85

UNK

 

EXCHANGED SAVANNAH: NOV 14 1864

YOUNG

J

Edward

CORP

E

111

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 17 1864


- Z Surnames -

SURNAME

FIRST NAME

M.I.

RANK

CO.

REG

ARM
OF
SERV.

CAPTURE
DATE &/OR PLACE

STATUS/REMARKS

ZELLER

FREDERICK

 

PVT

F

85

UNK

 

SENT TO COL O'NEIL: JAN 1865 (SEE CODE 4835 IN CONFEDERATE DATABASE)

ZELLERS

FREDERICK

 

PVT

H

85

UNK

 

TURNED OVER COL O'NEIL: FEB 28 1865 (SEE CODE 4835 IN CONFEDERATE DATABASE)

ZERBY

LEVI

 

PVT

B

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

ZERPY

LEVI

 

PVT

B

114

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ZIMMERMAN

P

A

CORP

D

115

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ZINN

DANIEL

W.

PVT

H

38

INF

09/19/1863

RELEASED 03/01/1865 EXCHANGED NE FERRY NC

ZUBA

S

 

PVT

B

15

UNK

   

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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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