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 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 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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SURNAME

FIRST NAME

M.I.

RANK

CO.

REG

ARM
OF
SERV.

CAPTURE
DATE &/OR PLACE

STATUS

RABORN

T

 

PVT

F

61

UNK

   

RADE

HIRAM

 

PVT

B

27

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RAGIN

E

 

PVT

F

92

UNK

   

RAHLAM

F

W

PVT

B

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

RALSEN

JACOB

 

PVT

I

88

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

RAMINES

JOHN

 

PVT

A

61

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RAMSAY

CHARLES

D

PVT

E

15

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RAMSEY

C

I

PVT

E

15

UNK

   

RAMSEY

CHS

D

PVT

E

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

RAMSEY

J

C

PVT

D

113

INF

 

SENT TO ALBANY: FEB 25 1865. EXCHANGED 4/1/1865.

RAMSEY

J

 

PVT

E

30

UNK

   

RANDALL

W

F

SGT

F

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RANDLE

W

F

SGT

F

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

RANEY

I

 

PVT

I

31

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 17 1864

RANSEN

ED

 

CORP

B

114

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

RAVENS

DAVID

F.

PVT

F

48

INF

 

"POSSIBLE" PRISONER

RAY

CHS

D

PVT

I

55

UNK

   

RAY

M

 

PVT

A

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

RAY

MAURICE

 

PVT

A

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED JAN 23 1865

RAY

ROB'T

D

PVT

F

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: OCT 31 1864

RAYBORN

THOMAS

 

PVT

F

61

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RAYEE

A

A

PVT

C

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

RAYNOLDS

P

 

PVT

K

90

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

RAYSDALE

BENJAMIN

 

PVT

F

2

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 17 1864

REA

JACOB

H

SGT

UNK

UNK

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

REA

WM

H

PVT

K

120

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

READ

C

J

PVT

E

15

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

READ

CHS

J

PVT

E

15

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

READY

J

 

SGT

B

53

UNK

 

EXCHANGED SAVANNAH: NOV 14 1864

READY

M

 

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

REDD

F

J

SGT

D

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

REDMAN

R

B

CORP

B

72

UNK

 

SENT TO VICKSBURG: MARCH 18 1865

REED

E

 

PVT

K

13

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

REED

GEORGE

 

PVT

A

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

REED

S

A

PVT

H

27

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

REED

W

H

CORP

A

39

UNK

   

REED

W

 

PVT

I

78

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

REED

WILLIAM

P.

PVT

H

9

CAV

 

**POSSIBLE PRISONER**

REEDER

J

P

PVT

A

92

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

REEDER

JAMES

L

PVT

G

79

UNK

 

EXCHANGED AUG 9 1864

REEVES

J

P

PVT

I

111

INF

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

REEVES

JEREMIAH

 

PVT

I

111

INF

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

REEVES

JOHN

 

PVT

F

113

INF

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1864

REEVES

ROBERT

 

PVT

H

92

INF

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

REGEL

CHRIST

 

PVT

C

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

REID

N

 

PVT

I

18

UNK

   

REID

   

PVT

H

27

UNK

   

REISING

PETER

 

SGT

B

14

CAV

07/31/1864 @ MACON GA

*POSSIBLE PRISONER*

RELLOGG

J

 

PVT

F

79

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

REND

G

 

PVT

F

31

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 17 1864

RENNER

J

R

UNK

K

112

INF

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RENNER

JOHN

K

CORP

K

112

INF

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RENSAR

JOHN

 

PVT

A

38

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RETCHUM

CHESTER

 

PVT

G

81

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 17 1864

REYNOLDS

CHARLES

W.

PVT

I

92

INF

   

REYNOLDS

D

K

PVT

A

38

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1864

REYNOLDS

PATRICK

 

PVT

K

90

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

RICE

JAMES

M

PVT

A

112

INF

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

RICE

JOHN

M

PVT

C

32

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RICHARD

W

 

PVT

I

79

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RICHARDS

J

 

PVT

C

39

UNK

   

RICHARDS

W

 

PVT

I

79

UNK

   

RICHARDSON

J

 

PVT

C

39

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1864

RICHARDSON

JERRY

 

PVT

C

39

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RICHARDSON

WILLIAM

 

UNK

D

72

UNK

 

SENT TO VICKSBURG: MARCH 18 1865

RICHMOND

H

 

PVT

C

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: OCT 31 1864

RICHMOND

H

 

PVT

C

15

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RIDD

F

J

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

RIFFER

HENRY

 

PVT

D

114

INF

06/10/1864 @ GUNTOWN MS

**POSSIBLE PRISONER

RILEY

C

 

PVT

A

111

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 17 1864

RILEY

EDWARD

J.

CORP

B

112

INF

 

STILL LIVING IN 1912

RILEY

M

V

PVT

K

51

INF

 

**POSSIBLE PRISONER**

RISDON

M

R

PVT

G

115

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RISLEY

JAMES

H

PVT

E

40

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

RITTER

AARON

 

PVT

C

85

INF

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RITTER

GEO

W

PVT

E

79

INF

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROBBINS

E

 

PVT

H

75

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROBBINS

H

 

PVT

M

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROBBINS

J

 

PVT

C

61

UNK

   

ROBEDEE

WILLIAM

 

PVT

B

75

INF

09/20/1863 @ CHICKAMAUGA GA

MUSICIAN; ALSO HELD RICHMOND VA

ROBERSON

JOHN

 

CORP

E

51

UNK

   

ROBERT

EDWARD

 

PVT

C

137

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROBERTS

F

B

SGT

K

61

UNK

   

ROBERTS

T

B

SGT

H

61

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROBERTSON

JOHN

B

CORP

E

51

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROBERTSON

W

K

PVT

F

14

UNK

 

SENT TO FT VALLEY: FEB 19 1865

ROBERTSON

W

 

CORP

F

4

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROBINS

A

 

PVT

A

22

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

ROBINS

E

 

PVT

H

73

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROBINSON

A

 

PVT

D

115

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROBINSON

H

 

PVT

B

114

UNK

   

ROBINSON

H

 

PVT

A

58

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROBINSON

U

 

PVT

K

114

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROCKEFELLOW

ALOZO

 

PVT

A

112

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RODY

M

 

PVT

D

14

UNK

   

ROEDY

M

 

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROGERS

EDWARD

 

PVT

F

92

INF

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROGERS

ORLANDO

M

SGT

E

30

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 17 1864

ROGERS

WILLIAM

 

PVT

G

30

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 17 1864

ROMINES

JOHN

 

PVT

A

61

UNK

   

ROMMELL

W

 

PVT

I

3

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RORMIL

WILLIAM

 

PVT

I

3

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RORMY

J

W

PVT

B

15

UNK

   

ROSE

J

J

PVT

I

61

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROSE

LEWIS

A

PVT

F

42

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROSEKRANCE

C

M

CORP

F

90

INF

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

ROSENCRANTZ

W

 

CORP

I

96

INF

   

ROSES

MOSES

 

PVT

B

20

UNK

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

ROSS

J

W

PVT

UNK

UNK

UNK

   

ROUTH

JOHN

 

PVT

C

111

INF

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 17 1864

ROWARK

J

 

PVT

E

14

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

ROWLAMS

D

 

PVT

I

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

ROYCE

ASA

 

PVT

C

15

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RUBEY

JULIUS

 

PVT

D

14

UNK

 

SENT TO MILLEN: NOV 11 1864

RUBMAN

H

 

PVT

B

15

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RUBY

J

 

PVT

D

14

CAV

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RUTHLDGE

ISAAC

 

PVT

I

125

INF

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

RYAN

J

 

PVT

F

14

UNK

   

RYAN

J

 

UNK

UNK

UNK

UNK

 

EXCHANGED APRIL 1 1865

RYAN

JAMES

 

PVT

G

90

INF

 

EXCHANGED ATLANTA: SEPT 19 1864

RYMAN

H

 

PVT

C

65

INF

   

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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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