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Guests to our site
2006


Please view this list and respond to guest questions
if you have any information on their POW

In your comments, please make a note of where you came across
the information or question you are submitting!!
ie: My ggggrandfather was in Salisbury Prison...
I know this because I have a letter from him stating this..


 
First name is OK -: roy
State you are from? -: n.c.
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: william henry foster
Your Question or Comment !! -: any info on him as he served there as prison guard!
Saturday, December 30th 2006 - 09:35:13 AM
First name is OK -: Ruth
State you are from? -: NH
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Everett Stevens, Co. C 36th Regiment (Wisconsin)
Your Question or Comment !! -: Details of death at prison camp in 1864.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Previous research that revealed text from letters written home from war.
Tuesday, December 26th 2006 - 08:47:20 AM
First name is OK -: Theresa Edwards
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Pinckney C Miliken - Lorenzo F Millikin
Your Question or Comment !! -: They were father and son, at Fort Fisher. Pinckney died from disease, Lorenzo (abt 17) was wounded, taken prisoner and died. We're trying to find the remains if possible.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From the Fort Fisher Museum.
Friday, December 22nd 2006 - 01:13:24 AM
First name is OK -: John Hamilton
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Captain John Ezra Wyatt
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great, great grand father Captain John E. Wyatt fought with Co. K 6th Ohio volunteer Cavalry and was taken prisoner Oct. 1 1864 at Peeble Farm outside of Petersburg, Va. I would be interested in aquiring any information you have about his captivity there. I am also interested in visiting the prison site on a future visit to N.C. Best Regards, John Hamilton
How did you discover the info you have now?: Information on my ancestor has come from my family, The National Archives and The State of Ohio Historical Society.
Monday, December 18th 2006 - 10:54:24 AM
First name is OK -: Dana Twiss
State you are from? -: Maine
Homepage URL -: http://www.mainehistory.org
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Clement Phinney Plummer
Your Question or Comment !! -: Just trying to verify his imprisonment and death at Salisbury Prison. Was a member of First Maine Cavalry. Thanks in advance.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Inventory and reviewing records of artifacts in museum collections.
Monday, December 11th 2006 - 01:47:21 PM
First name is OK -: BARRY
State you are from? -: KY
Homepage URL -: http://twona@bellsouth.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: POW AT PRISON DURING CIVIL WAR
Your Question or Comment !! -: Name: Joshua Guant , Spelling of last Name Wrong, Should Be GAUNT ( This Is What is on his Civil War Grave Marker says) JOSHUA A GAUNT PVT CO D 1 PA LT ARTY CIVIL WAR DEC 19 1833 Sept 16 1922 (Grave doesn’t say about him being a POW or where he was prisoner at. Think it was Salisbury N.C. it doesn’t say he was sent to Salisbury N.C. But all the others Captured in his unit did. ) Enlistment Date: 13 June 1861 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Union State Served: Pennsylvania Unit Numbers: 2413 2413 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 13 June 1861 Enlisted in Batty D 1st Light Artillery Regiment Pennsylvania on 13 June 1861. POW on 19 October 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA Released on 13 May 1865 Mustered out Batty D 1st Light Artillery Regiment Pennsylvania on 30 June 1865 in Harrisburg, PA Can you tell me if you have record of him being there. or any info thankyou Barry Gaunt
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family and Internet
Saturday, December 9th 2006 - 12:10:01 AM
First name is OK -: Richard Minnich
State you are from? -: California
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Tracking info on my G-G-Grandfather's brother.
Your Question or Comment !! -: My G-G-Grandfather, David Robinson (Co. E, 184th Penn. Infantry), had an older brother, William (also Co. E, !84th PA). William was captured at Reams Station, VA, and sent to Salisbury POW camp. BUT - according to records recently received from the National Archives, at Salisbury he joined the Confederate Army! The docs also show a "paroled at" that I can't read, as well as a note "Name does not appear on rolls of Foreign Battl, C.S." First, does anyone know of which regiments might have been recruiting Union POWs? Does the "Foreign Battl. C.S." make sense? Thanks, Rich Minnich rich_minnich@vcnet.com
How did you discover the info you have now?: Census data; PA Union Army records; National Archive military records.
Wednesday, November 22nd 2006 - 06:44:47 PM
First name is OK -: John Hamilton
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Captain John Ezra Wyatt
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was captured 10/1/64 and sent to Salisbury. He was a member of the 6 Ohio calvary Co. K. I was wondering if you would have any records on him?
How did you discover the info you have now?: I have received his military records from the national archives.
Monday, November 20th 2006 - 03:07:41 PM
First name is OK -: glenn
State you are from? -: south carolina
Homepage URL -: http://happy_daddy5707@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: private john c. robbins civil war 3rd co 36th reg n.c
Your Question or Comment !! -: i have been looking for info on this person for so long he is my great,great,great,great,great grandfather i would really appreciate it if you could help me
How did you discover the info you have now?: my grandfather
Monday, November 20th 2006 - 01:15:20 PM
First name is OK -: Ginny
State you are from? -: KY
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Joseph Hodge
Your Question or Comment !! -: I would like information on my great great great great grandfather Joseph Hodge. I have information he fought in the battle of Guildford Court House and also the Battle of Lindley Mill. He may have been taken prisoner in the battle of Guildford Court House. I am persueing my membership in the DAR, and I need to prove reliable information on Joseph Hodge.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Shiloh Church History, Sumner Co TN. History of Sumner Co TN 1895-1861. Family letter from 1931.
Sunday, November 5th 2006 - 03:54:27 PM
First name is OK -: Shannon
State you are from? -: Idaho
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Salisbury Prison Guard Amos HORTON
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have a copy of the service records from my 5X great grandfather, Amos Horton. These records indicate that he was a prison guard. They don't specifically say that he was stationed at Salisbury Prison, but they do say that he was at the General Hospital No. 9 in Salisbury. I'm assuming that he was also serving at the local prison. What is the best way to find information to confirm/repute this? Thanks.
Sunday, November 5th 2006 - 02:33:41 PM
First name is OK -: Julie
State you are from? -: Florida
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Ethan Allen Randall
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have my GGG Grandfathers, Ethan A Randall, Civil War Pension Packet and it lists tha he was a POW at Salisbury, NC. I am looking for any informationpertaining to his prison life or pictures of him.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Searching the Internet
Saturday, November 4th 2006 - 10:01:49 PM
First name is OK -: Phil Herman
State you are from? -: PA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Herman
Your Question or Comment !! -: According to records I have John Herman died at Salisbury prison in Jan 1864. I suspect he was buried in one of the trenches, but don't know for sure.
How did you discover the info you have now?: nara
Saturday, November 4th 2006 - 08:43:24 PM
First name is OK -: theres l. stocks
State you are from? -: north carolina
Homepage URL -: http://bellsouth.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: any stocks or carlisle from the brunswick or columbus county area
Your Question or Comment !! -: both
Saturday, October 28th 2006 - 05:46:03 PM
First name is OK -: Susan Willis
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Thomas
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for relatives of John Thomas
How did you discover the info you have now?: Thru family and old records
Friday, October 27th 2006 - 03:24:46 PM
First name is OK -: Ross Blankert
State you are from? -: Washington
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Albert Blankerts or albert Blankertz
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking to see if some Blankerts or Blankertz were in the prison. One of my relatives died in a Confederate Prison
How did you discover the info you have now?: Read on the internet
Saturday, October 21st 2006 - 07:17:43 PM
First name is OK -: Dr.Eze Adanne
State you are from? -: Houston, Texas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Who ever
Your Question or Comment !! -: A very nice site keep it up. Regards. Dr.E. Adanne
How did you discover the info you have now?: Vie Internet search...
Saturday, October 21st 2006 - 06:04:03 AM
First name is OK -: Sandy Spotts
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://spotts1@evenlink.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Henry Sankey 15th Reg.
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am doing research on the Sankey family. Henry would be my GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER. His wife and family are from Centre Hall Pa. The little town is named Spring Mills or Potter Mills Pa.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Tombstone and family bible
Wednesday, October 18th 2006 - 10:55:37 PM
First name is OK -: John Davis
State you are from? -: Washington
Homepage URL -: http://rocketman@davisp.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John McNamarrah
Your Question or Comment !! -: Private 8th New York Vol. HA captured at Rheims Station Aug 25, 1864. Confined at Salisbury NC from Oct 9 1864 untill paroled at NE Ferry NC March 1, 1865. Died at Saltese Old Soldiers in Malibu California in 1912. Thank you for preserving our past.
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archives Pension Records
Tuesday, October 17th 2006 - 12:46:20 PM
First name is OK -: Joel Babcock
State you are from? -: New York
Homepage URL -: http://www.112thNYVI.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel and George Apthorpe
Your Question or Comment !! -: George and Sam Apthorpe enlisted together in Company I, 112th NY and were on duty on August 25th 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, when the brothers were foraging for food they were captured by a Confederate patrol. Both brothers were confined to Salisbury Prison, NC and died there within 11 days of each other. Sam died November 2nd., and George died November 13th 1864. The brothers are buried in the cemetery at Salisbury. George, James, Samuel and William Apthorpe - brothers all served in Co. I, 112th New York Volunteers and I have photos of the brothers posted on the website.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I am a historian for the 112th New York Infantry and maintain the website for the Regiment. My info came from the Apthorpe family of Fredonia, NY.
Wednesday, October 11th 2006 - 07:38:15 PM
First name is OK -: Howard L Paige
State you are from? -: Texas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Martin VanBuren Paige, Civil War prisoner
Your Question or Comment !! -: MVB Paige was with Company D, 96th New York Infantry interred at Salisbury, NC for 4 nonths in 1865.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family tree and other family research.
Monday, October 9th 2006 - 05:32:30 PM
First name is OK -: Howard L Paige
State you are from? -: Texas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Martin VanBuren Paige
Your Question or Comment !! -: MVB Paige was with Company D, 96th New York Infantry interred at Salisbury, NC for 4 nonths in 1865.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family tree and other family research.
Monday, October 9th 2006 - 05:26:08 PM
First name is OK -: susan
State you are from? -: ohio
Homepage URL -: http://sashbrook@carterlumber.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: john s. patton 76th ohio
Your Question or Comment !! -: john patton died during civil war in a confederate camp. we would like to know more!
How did you discover the info you have now?: web
Wednesday, October 4th 2006 - 02:48:32 PM
First name is OK -: Anthony
State you are from? -: New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Michael McHenry Co. G 14th NYSM or Co K 5th NY Veteran Inf
Your Question or Comment !! -: Hi, Michael died in December 1864 at Salisbury prison. He arrived there only a month or so before. I do not see him listed in the cemetery, can you help with any information.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I am a member of the 14th NYSM Co.E Living History Association. I am the genealogist and researcher for our group.
Tuesday, October 3rd 2006 - 10:40:28 AM
First name is OK -: Ellie
State you are from? -: Missouri
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lee, Taylor, Archer, Davis, Manning & Clawson
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for my family, I have them on both sides just like everyone else. Ellie
How did you discover the info you have now?: Census, World GenWeb, RootsWeb, cousin's, Posted Records, and Cemeteries, Libraries. Ellie
Friday, September 29th 2006 - 04:00:25 PM
First name is OK -: Karl Liebold
State you are from? -: Pennsylvania
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: George W. Force
Your Question or Comment !! -: George W. Force died there in Salisbury Prison on January 26, 1865. Is there any record of the cause of death? I know there was an attempted prison breakout several months preceeding his death, I was wondering if the attempt might have been the cause of his death. I do not have a web page, but I do have e-mail. My address is- liebold1@msn.com Thank you for your help. Karl D. Liebold
How did you discover the info you have now?: From many years of research, family information, the National Archives, etc.
Tuesday, September 26th 2006 - 11:50:50 PM
First name is OK -: Joseph
State you are from? -: Pa
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: jonathan colbert
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was in salisbury. He didn't make it out What battle was he in when he was captured?
Tuesday, September 26th 2006 - 02:36:40 AM
First name is OK -: John
State you are from? -: Vermont
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Eben Gifford
Your Question or Comment !! -: It's my understanding that Gifford died of disease at Salisbury and wanted to know if more info was available on him.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Massachusetts Historical Society info
Thursday, September 21st 2006 - 01:44:55 PM
First name is OK -: Herbert Chisnell
State you are from? -: Michigan
Homepage URL -: http://sherb49@aol;com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: C F Smith
Your Question or Comment !! -: C F Smith was born in Arkona, Ontario in 1844 and enlisted in the Union Army in 1861. He was wounded 4 times and taken prisoner two times. He was discharged in 1865. He left a diary of his stay in Salisbury Prison and later in Libby Prison. Parts of that diary were printed in a newspaper, (we believe the newspaper was in Forest Ont. and the article was printed in the late 1930s or early 1940s). Do you have any information on this man?
How did you discover the info you have now?: From a very old scrap book done by my wife's grandmother, who was originally from the same area as Mr. Smith and she later became a U.S. citizen. We would be glad to send copies of the article if you are interested.
Tuesday, September 19th 2006 - 11:30:03 AM
First name is OK -: Gabriel
State you are from? -: london
Homepage URL -: http://www.the-partypoker.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: search
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Tuesday, September 19th 2006 - 04:28:57 AM
First name is OK -: milton kern
State you are from? -: north carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: richard daniel kern
Your Question or Comment !! -: I was told he was the "government contractor" in charge of the barracks/prison construction at the start of the civil war in salisbury, nc. Was he ? He died in 1862.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From my father.
Friday, September 8th 2006 - 04:15:08 PM
First name is OK -: rosie
State you are from? -: nc
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: leicester
Your Question or Comment !! -: I had at least 2 relatives that served in the civil war, one on the confederate and one on the union side. Could you please help me find out more about them?
How did you discover the info you have now?: by checking the internet
Friday, September 8th 2006 - 04:00:56 PM
First name is OK -: Peter John Raimo
State you are from? -: [originally...Brooklyn,NY] Now...Concord, NC
Homepage URL -: http://N/A
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: N/A
Your Question or Comment !! -: Dear Sirs/Ms: I Visited Historic Salisbury In The Summer Of 2006. I Visited "The Old Court House", Now The Rowan County Museuem; Saint Luke's Episcopal Church; The Civil War Monument, And The Rowan County Library. I Paid My Respects At The Rowan County National Cemetary. And Was Very Impressed With Everything I Saw. My Late Wife Mrs. Wanda Holt Lambert Raimo was From Albemarle, NC ; And Traced Her Geneology To A Solommon Burris, Who Came Over On "The Mayflower." And Was "DAR" & "UDC." by lineage. God Bless You: Salisbury, Noth Carolina, For Keeping Your History. Yours very truly, Peter John Raimo praimo@carolina.rr.com
How did you discover the info you have now?: N/A
Friday, September 8th 2006 - 02:44:45 PM
First name is OK -: Nancy
State you are from? -: WV
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Fielding Lackey
Your Question or Comment !! -: I don't know. He just disappeared after 1850. Does anyone know anything?
How did you discover the info you have now?: 1850 Census, 1860 Census
Wednesday, September 6th 2006 - 12:40:02 AM
First name is OK -: Donald Goodwin
State you are from? -: Michigan
Homepage URL -: http://dtg0233@iwon.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Wm.F.Barton
Your Question or Comment !! -: Co.D-26th Michigan Inf. Captured August 16, 1864, died Salisbury prison, Spring 1865, burial site unknown
How did you discover the info you have now?: Loical accounts.
Tuesday, September 5th 2006 - 02:29:09 PM
First name is OK -: Virginia
State you are from? -: Maryland
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prisoner of War
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am trying to determine if James Riley, 11th US Infantry died at Salisbury. His brother, William is my husband's great grandfather and we would like to try to locate his brother's grave so that we can visit him. Does a list of Union prisoners exist for the prison?
How did you discover the info you have now?: The tireless efforts of our cousin, who has searched the family tree through and through.
Saturday, September 2nd 2006 - 10:17:28 PM
First name is OK -: Brenda Midkiff
State you are from? -: Missouri
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William A. Rivers
Your Question or Comment !! -: Surrendered at Greensboro, Norht Carolina, April 26, 1865. He was from Georgia, Dalton to be exact.
How did you discover the info you have now?: List of company b 39 Infantry on the web. William A. Rivers, was my, great-great-great grandfather.
Thursday, August 31st 2006 - 03:28:07 PM
First name is OK -: Barb.
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: McIntyre (from Stanly/Anson Counties)
Your Question or Comment !! -: Am looking for George or Stokes McIntyre, CSA.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Tombstones and family history.
Monday, August 28th 2006 - 02:02:06 PM
First name is OK -: Nancy
State you are from? -: Washington
Homepage URL -: http://Nancilu2@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Sgt.James H. Brooks
Your Question or Comment !! -: In his military war records that I received it states that he was captured near Petersburg,VA 19 Aug 1864, confined at Richmond,VA 22 Aug 1864 then sent to Salisbury, NC 9 Oct 1864. He was paroled 3 Mar 1865. He was in CO F-94 Regt. NY Inf. Very ill when he returned and was not recognized by even his mother. I do not find him listed on the POW list. Can you check this out?
How did you discover the info you have now?: I have all of his military records from Wash DC.
Sunday, August 27th 2006 - 06:48:06 PM
First name is OK -: Nora
State you are from? -: Arkansas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Robert lloyd Gibson Born 8/7/1847 Died died 5/281865
Your Question or Comment !! -: Robert Lloyd Gibson would be my great great uncle. He died from disease contracted at the prison. Any information would be nice to have. Please feel free to contact me at RNDSJA@aol.com
How did you discover the info you have now?: My family has kept pretty good family records.
Friday, August 25th 2006 - 12:44:33 AM
First name is OK -: Carolyn Goodrich
State you are from? -: California
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: George Starr Ferry
Your Question or Comment !! -: George Ferry was imprisoned in Andersonville and died in 1864 but did not die in Andersonville. I am curious if he might have been transferred to another prison and died there.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Research by family members
Wednesday, August 23rd 2006 - 03:50:58 PM
First name is OK -: Adam Barnes
State you are from? -: New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Charles Rathbun (rathburn)
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great-great-great Grandfather Charles Rathbun (rathburn) was a prisoner in your prison. He was in companey d of the 57 massachusetts infanty. do you have any information on him? my e-mail is BARN7861@mail.plattsburgh.edu
How did you discover the info you have now?: The national Archives
Tuesday, August 22nd 2006 - 11:10:51 PM
First name is OK -: Sarah
State you are from? -: Texas
Homepage URL -: http://Happy2bskt@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James Flaugher - Union Soldier Prisoner - My Great Uncle
Your Question or Comment !! -: James was born in March 1824 in Greenup County, Kentucky to Christopher Flaugher and Elizabeth Banfield Flaugher. James died December 8, 1864 as a Prisoner of the Salisbury Prison, N.C. James married Margaret McGuire in 1844 in Carter County, Kentucky.They had 9 children and the youngest child was born in 1862 in Willard, Carter County, Kentucky. I'm looking for any military and or burial information for James.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Ancestry World Tree
Friday, August 18th 2006 - 07:50:54 PM
First name is OK -: Rick McCrary
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Anyone with the last name of McCrary
Your Question or Comment !! -: Were there any Northern Soldiers inprisoned during the cival way at this facility?
How did you discover the info you have now?: google.com - Salisbury, NC
Friday, August 18th 2006 - 11:18:55 AM
First name is OK -: will
State you are from? -: Va
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Breen
Your Question or Comment !! -: Our family records indicate our great uncle William Breen of the32 Masachusetts Volunteer Infantry was captured at Petersburg and died at the Salisbury prison on 11/5/1864. Can you confirm this?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family records.
Tuesday, August 8th 2006 - 08:12:14 PM
First name is OK -: glen
State you are from? -: ca.
Homepage URL -: http://weath@cruzio.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William C. Rhodes
Your Question or Comment !! -: looking for William C. Rhodes
How did you discover the info you have now?: old wooden spoon he cared in prison.
Monday, August 7th 2006 - 06:55:07 PM
First name is OK -: Diana
State you are from? -: WA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William E Rickard
Your Question or Comment !! -: What was the date that he was taken prisoner and what was the date he was transfered to Andersonville?
How did you discover the info you have now?: I found an old newspaper clipping which stated he was in Salisburg and Andersonville prisons. We knew about his being in Andersonville but not Salisburg.
Sunday, August 6th 2006 - 05:30:24 PM
First name is OK -: Ginny
State you are from? -: Michigan
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Gilbert Fowler Brewer
Your Question or Comment !! -: Our family has letters written by Gilbert to his family from the prison. He was a survivor of the wreck of the steam transport Union that was lost off Bogue Island on November 3, 1961. He died in New Haven Connecticut on Sept. 3, 1864 after having been transferred to the Invalid Corps in July 1863 Was Gilbert a part of a prisoner exchange or were sick prisoners sent up North from the prison?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family letters and widow pension records
Friday, July 28th 2006 - 11:21:37 AM
First name is OK -: Mike
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Bruff
Your Question or Comment !! -: looking for bruff
How did you discover the info you have now?: internet search from state library
Tuesday, July 18th 2006 - 02:57:13 PM
First name is OK -: Mike Yorke
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: My Great Grandfather
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for Confederate service information about my great grandfather who I am reliably informed was assigned to Salisbury Prison as a guard.
How did you discover the info you have now?: My aunt's research.
Saturday, July 15th 2006 - 04:12:46 PM
First name is OK -: Tyler
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: any ancestors
Your Question or Comment !! -: last name Sink or Zinck or Smith from Davidson county Blevins from Southwestern Virgina
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family tree
Thursday, July 13th 2006 - 09:04:34 AM
First name is OK -: Lisa
State you are from? -: Michigan
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Passage Jr.
Your Question or Comment !! -: John was a member of the 24th Michigan, Co. C. He was taken prisoner at Weldon Railroad and died on trains after leaving the prison in late Feb. early March 1865. Is there anywhere to find out about his time at the prison or where he may be buried?
How did you discover the info you have now?: family research
Wednesday, July 12th 2006 - 08:19:55 AM
First name is OK -: Ridgely D. Kemp
State you are from? -: VA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Gee, the comandant
Your Question or Comment !! -: John Gee was my great great uncle.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Iformation I now have I gaind from a Gee family book, the National Archives and the the book "The Captive".
Tuesday, July 11th 2006 - 11:00:55 AM
First name is OK -: Linda
State you are from? -: TN
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Squire Runnion
Your Question or Comment !! -: I forgot to add my e-mail address for anyone that has any information on my gggrandfather. It is ldycashew@yahoo.com
How did you discover the info you have now?: I typed in Runnion Civil War 1863 TN.
Monday, July 10th 2006 - 12:05:03 PM
First name is OK -: Linda
State you are from? -: VA.
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Esquire Runnion
Your Question or Comment !! -: How can I find a roster or something that proves he did die in prison and when. He supposedly fathered my gggrandfather who was born in 1868 but if William Esquire Runnion was deceased at the time, that cannot be true and we are left in the dark. Any information is vital to all of our family.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Searching for Runnion Civil War 1863 TN. I just typed that in and your site came up.
Monday, July 10th 2006 - 11:55:22 AM
First name is OK -: Wanda Stephens Lynch
State you are from? -: indiana
Homepage URL -: http://xyzlyn@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: civil war
Your Question or Comment !! -: William Stephens and wife Nancy Phillips Stephens came to INdiana from North Carolina in 1838 (Rowan County). Nancy's relative William Phillips fought in the civil war. Do you have any information on William Phillips or William Stephens?
How did you discover the info you have now?: MY father had this written on some papers we found after he died. He was Garavice Edwards Stephens. His father was Soloman Stephens.
Saturday, July 8th 2006 - 03:00:53 PM
First name is OK -: Tony Marsh
State you are from? -: Indiana
Homepage URL -: http://TMar284@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lewis Millard Baird Sr.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Lewis wasn't in the military but he died there May 11 1864. He lived in Tenn. at the time of the war.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Cambell Co. Tenn genealogy webb site.
Wednesday, June 28th 2006 - 07:14:46 PM
First name is OK -: Joseph A. Roberts
State you are from? -: Born in California; reside in Virginia
Homepage URL -: http://mortsmart@msn.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: George A. Terry, !st Mich. Cav. Co.D, Captured 10/19/64 Cedar Creek
Your Question or Comment !! -: Great-great Grandfather George Terry died in Salisbury Prison around Christmas time, acc. to War Dept Records. He did not live to return to Michigan to see his newborn daughter, Eliza Mildred Terry, my paternal great grandmother. I presume his internment was in one of the mass burial graves, but I do not know for sure, and would like to know. As is known from the records, Mr. Terry fought In V Corps under MG George A. Custer at Gettysburg. Lee's forces retreated into Maryland and Northern Virginia, where they escaped. Later at the Battle of Cedar Creek, in the one skirmish during that engagement in which the Union did not prevail, Mr. Terry was captured and taken South. His war records indicate he died at Salisbury.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Through family records, government documents, and on-line research.
Sunday, June 25th 2006 - 09:14:58 PM
First name is OK -: Bob Bailey
State you are from? -: Massachusetts
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John F. Green
Your Question or Comment !! -: I recently foung my great-great-grandfather listed in a 1890 Marblehead, MA, census of Civil War veterans and/or their widows. His name was John F. Green. The listing said John F. Green, Pvt., Co. D, 39th Mass Inf., of Marblehead, MA, who enlisted July 10, 1863, and died at Salisbury, NC, Dec. 15, 1864. His widow's name was Mary S. Green. (from "Vital Records of Union Veterans -1890 Census - Marblehead, MA.") (The International Genealogy Index - North America lists a "John W. Green" dying at Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, on "13 Dec 1864." I would be inclined to trust the Marblehead Vital Records listing for the middle inital of "F," but not sureif these are the same person.)
How did you discover the info you have now?: Marblehead USGenWeb Project http://www.rootsweb.com/~macmarbl/index.html
Friday, June 23rd 2006 - 07:17:12 PM
First name is OK -: Nancy
State you are from? -: WV
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Fielding Lackey, b 1799
Your Question or Comment !! -: Fielding Lackey appears on the 1850 Census in Ashville, NC with his wife and family and in 1860 his wife is in Tennessee and we never find a trace of Fielding again. I am thinking he fought in the Civil War. n
Wednesday, June 21st 2006 - 05:18:18 PM
First name is OK -: kelly
State you are from? -: CT
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Darwin Olney
Your Question or Comment !! -: First Michigan Cavalary, CO. M. Any information is welcome. kmbeach@comcast.net
How did you discover the info you have now?: Widow's pension papers say died at Salisbury. Caught by Mosby very early in Sept 1864 according to Archive service files, near Berryville VA.
Sunday, June 18th 2006 - 11:46:34 AM
First name is OK -: Rebecca
State you are from? -: Good ole' North Carolina
Homepage URL -: http://mandarinmelody52@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Soldiers of the Confederacy
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have been researching my relatives that fought, was hurt or died in the Civil War. I've got relatives from Stokes County and Carroll County,Va.& Davidson County,N.C.. they are Westmoreland, Morris, Wolfe,Sprinkle. I've got relatives from Stanley, Rowan, Randolph and Davidson Counties.
How did you discover the info you have now?: went to library, heard from family, Grandparents Bible. my family always set around after supper and talked about their younger days. WW1 the Great Depression, rationing stamps or stickers to name a few.
Thursday, June 8th 2006 - 07:56:03 PM
First name is OK -: calvin england
State you are from? -: alaqbama
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: info on w england may hve been a guard, he was supposedly in the 5th nc senior reserve
Your Question or Comment !! -: not sure if he was a guard there or was being treated there story was that he was in a union camp and was traded for union prisoners ? i would love to have any info about w. w. england good or bad thanks cal
How did you discover the info you have now?: from a friend that is trying to help me connect an ancestor there seems to be three will englands in this time period two of them has a wife named rachael, imagine that the only thing i know is my w england supposed to be from burke co. the original info i got that he was in the 7th burke county militia? the englands were miners, at ore hill at one time and had a furnace in gulf called the endor furnace n.c. historical marker ref, i am looking for his CSA status, can u maybe help me? i think the englands were among the first settlers of north carolina
Monday, June 5th 2006 - 08:42:02 PM
First name is OK -: Jeff Dickerson
State you are from? -: Mississippi
Homepage URL -: http://www.CustomCannons.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: No one
Your Question or Comment !! -: I liked your website, it was very informative and interesting. Vicksburg Cannon or Vicskburg Cannons now Custom Cannons is located in the Heart of Vicksburg. We appreciate the civil war websites that continue to pop up on the net. A search of the National Cemeteries will help alot of people. Keep up the good work.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I searched out civil war
Saturday, June 3rd 2006 - 04:51:39 PM
First name is OK -: BOBBIE
State you are from? -: CALIFORNIA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: DAVID COOON
Your Question or Comment !! -: DIED ON NOVEMBER 2, 1884 BUT CAN'T LOCATE MILITARY RECORDS FOR HIM.
How did you discover the info you have now?: POSTED MESSAGE ON A BOARD & IT WAS SUGGESTED I CHECK HERE CONSIDERING HE DIED IN SALISBURY
Monday, May 29th 2006 - 04:33:14 PM
First name is OK -: David Shives
State you are from? -: Florida
Homepage URL -: http://djish@msn.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prison
Your Question or Comment !! -: Great Web Site.
Monday, May 15th 2006 - 09:30:09 AM
First name is OK -: David Shives
State you are from? -: Florida
Homepage URL -: http://djish@msn.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prison
Your Question or Comment !! -: Great Web Site.
Monday, May 15th 2006 - 09:29:54 AM
First name is OK -: Henry D.
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Darlin Preslar
Your Question or Comment !! -: I heard that Darlin Preslar died in a confederate prison in NC. I think it might be this one. How do I find out?
How did you discover the info you have now?: A distant relative told me.
Tuesday, May 9th 2006 - 05:17:34 PM
First name is OK -: Steve
State you are from? -: Missouri
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Walker
Your Question or Comment !! -: My grandfather, Leroy Walker, was from Salisury as was his family. He died in the 1960's. I am looking for info about this family; who was in the war and when served? I'm sorry, but I have no other specific info to offer. My mother was 3 yrs. old when separated from this family and was moved to Missouri with her mother.
Tuesday, May 9th 2006 - 12:34:58 AM
First name is OK -: Andrew J. Hanley
State you are from? -: Georgia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prisoner of War during the Civil War
Your Question or Comment !! -: Do you have information on whether or not Andrew J. Hanley is buried at Salisbury Prison Cemetary? He was at Andersonville prison in Georgia and died in prison at Salisbury on February 22, 1865. Thank you, Julia E. B. Hanley
Tuesday, May 2nd 2006 - 12:05:19 PM
First name is OK -: Bob
State you are from? -: CA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Thomas E. Barker
Your Question or Comment !! -: Your prisoner list contains Barker, T.F., 2nd NH. This should be Barker, T. E. (Thomas Erskine). He was captured at 1st Bull Run, and also spent time in Libby and Old Parish before being exchanged. After being exchanged he re-enlisted in the 12th NHV. Thanks
How did you discover the info you have now?: G-G-Grandfather; info in 12th NHV Reg. Hist. and other sources.
Friday, April 28th 2006 - 07:56:23 PM
First name is OK -: Robert
State you are from? -: Michigan
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Two Apthorpe brothers that died in Salisbury prison during the Civil War
Your Question or Comment !! -: Do records exist for two Apthorpe brothers that were captured Union soldiers, both of whom died in the Salisbury prison?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Geneaology research
Friday, April 28th 2006 - 01:04:57 AM
First name is OK -: Paul
State you are from? -: Florida
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Civil War
Your Question or Comment !! -: Trying to find information about my Great Grandfather, George Russell Troxler of Browns Summit. What infantry unit was he part of and was he a prisioner of war?
Sunday, April 23rd 2006 - 02:20:19 PM
First name is OK -: WALTER R. QUILLMAN,JR
State you are from? -: NORTH CAROLINA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: PRISON
Your Question or Comment !! -: WERE THERE ANY QUILLMAN'S WHO WERE EITHER IN THE YANKEE OR CONFEDERATE ARMY?
How did you discover the info you have now?: LOOKING FOR AERIAL VIEW OF HIGH ROCK LAKE
Sunday, April 23rd 2006 - 10:38:25 AM
First name is OK -: Cari
State you are from? -: Virginia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samual C. Emery
Your Question or Comment !! -: My Great Great Great Grandfatehr Sammual C. Emery was a prisoner. My Aunt has the bible he read and made notes in while there. He was captured in either Fair Lakes or Fair Oaks Virginia and moved to Sailsbury. We are looking for any information on him.
Friday, April 21st 2006 - 09:43:31 AM
First name is OK -: Susan
State you are from? -: SC
Homepage URL -: http://basila@charter.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: I think my great-great grandfather was shot at the Salisbury prison during the Civil War.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Do you have any information regarding a Confederate soldier, William Waters, who defected twice?
How did you discover the info you have now?: relative
Wednesday, April 19th 2006 - 12:05:33 PM
First name is OK -: Lewis
State you are from? -: N.Y.
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Bernard Lennon
Your Question or Comment !! -: Is Bernard Lennon Buried in prison cemetry?
How did you discover the info you have now?: In Bloomfield N.Y.
Thursday, April 13th 2006 - 08:27:14 AM
First name is OK -: Jerry
State you are from? -: FL
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Silas Ketner
Your Question or Comment !! -: Can you give me details regarding Silas Ketner? Where is Silas Andrew Ketner buried? Any other details regerding Silas Andrew Ketner history or life details. Thank You
How did you discover the info you have now?: Many & Multiple resources have been searched with Family Tree Maker leading me to you indirectly. Doug Cohn author and writer Washington Post advised me to seek your assistance.
Monday, April 10th 2006 - 08:50:20 AM
First name is OK -: Jerry
State you are from? -: FL
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Silas Ketner
Your Question or Comment !! -: Can you give me details regarding Silas Ketner?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Many & Multiple resources have been searched with Family Tree Maker leading me to you indirectly. Doug Cohn author and writer Washington Post advised me to seek your assistance.
Monday, April 10th 2006 - 08:40:35 AM
First name is OK -: Robert
State you are from? -: Pennsylvania
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Sylvester Hill
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am trying to find out where this Civil War veteran is buried. I can find no record after he died at Salisbury as a Union prisoner of war.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Service records from the National Archives Trust Fund Board, Washington, DC
Saturday, April 8th 2006 - 02:09:49 PM
First name is OK -: shirlene
State you are from? -: illinois
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: the name mccarter
Your Question or Comment !! -: looking for great great grandfather
How did you discover the info you have now?: from great grand father
Tuesday, April 4th 2006 - 03:09:34 PM
First name is OK -: Colleen Juett
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Searching for a prisoner with last name of Kees or Keyes
Your Question or Comment !! -: I do not know the first name of my great-great grandfather all I know is he was a prisoner of war during the civil war. My grandmother thought he was in Libby prison. Recently I searched ancestry.com and looked at all the records for KEES I found only one that said he was a POW and that he died at Salibury NC 27 Aug 1864 - he was David Kees of the 191 Penn Infantry. I am just trying to see if I can find out more info is there a grave marker ect.. e-mail cjuett@earthlink.net
How did you discover the info you have now?: Reserched ancestry.com and another website.
Thursday, March 30th 2006 - 11:22:35 AM
First name is OK -: Ronald A. Adair
State you are from? -: Ohio
Homepage URL -: http://adrron@woh.rr.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Yes
Your Question or Comment !! -: I was researhing my family history and found that my Great-Great Grandfather died in Salisbury prison on 27 Nov 1864. According to the index that I was able to search his name was listed as W.S.Aclair, Co.F 76 Pa. Inf. I have his pension index file and his actual name was William T.Adair, his wife's name was Louisa and her application was #103,226. She was later granted a guardian pension for their two children William Washington Adair, and Charles Henry Adair the later of which is my Great Grandfather. I have found a record of Company F, 76th Pa. Inf. and they have his name listed as William S. Adair drafted Oct. 02,1863. I would appreciate any information that you might have. Thank You, Ronald A. Adair 1258 Liberty St. Fremont,Ohio 43420
How did you discover the info you have now?: Civil War Pension Index, and Civil War service records
Wednesday, March 29th 2006 - 10:14:57 PM
First name is OK -: JANET LITAKER CHANCE
State you are from? -: NC
Homepage URL -: http://lsdyhealsall@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: MICHAEL LITAKER (LITIKER)
Your Question or Comment !! -: I HAVE FOUND OUT THAT MY GGRRANDFATHER WAS IN THE 4TH NC REGIMENT SR. RESERVES, CO G. HIS COMPANY WAS CAPTURED DURING STONEMAN'S RAID ON SALISBURY. HE WAS TAKEN TO TENNESSEE; KENTUCKY; AND FINALLY TO CAMP CHASE, COLUMBUS, OHIO. SUE CURTIS TOLD ME MICHAEL LITAKER MAY HAVE BEEN A GUARD AT THE SALISBURY PRISON. COULD YOU RESEARCH YOUR RECORDS TO SEE IF PRIVATE MICHAEL LITAKER FROM ROWAN COUNTY WAS INDEED A GUARD AT THE SALISBURY PRISON? IF SO, WHEN DID HE SERVE? GGREAT GRANDFATHER DIED JUNE 6, 1865, OF TYPHOID FEVER, AT CAMP CHASE PRISON. THANKS FOR ANY ASSISTANCE YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GIVE. SINCERELY, JANET LITAKER CHANCE
How did you discover the info you have now?: SERVICE RECORDS AT THE ROWAN COUNTY LIBRARY. CAMP CHASE CONFEDRATE CEMETARY AND PRISON WEBSITE
Wednesday, March 29th 2006 - 06:12:46 PM
First name is OK -: Sarah
State you are from? -: Illinois
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Edwin P. Bulmer
Your Question or Comment !! -: He is my gr. gr. grandfather. He died in NC March, 1965 in one of the last battles of the Civil War. Hoping to somehow find where he is buried.
How did you discover the info you have now?: research
Tuesday, March 28th 2006 - 03:50:46 PM
First name is OK -: Merry Anne
State you are from? -: TN via OH
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Henry Pierson aka Pearson
Your Question or Comment !! -: According to my great uncle's application for pension, he was captured at Cedar Creek 19 oct 1864, taken to Richhmon VA then to Salisbury, NC in Nov 1864. He maintains he was then taken to Andersonville but the Union maintains that he is the William H Pearson who was recruited into Tucker's Foreign Battalion. Tucker's Battalion was formed under orders written in Feb 1865 from Lt. Gen. Hardee authorizing Lieut. Col. J. G. Tucker to recruit from the prisoners of war. It specifically stated that "only men of Irish and French nationality will be recruited and they will only be used for engineering service" William was not Irish or French. There is no clear evidence that the William Pearson was my man. There are a number of William H. Pearson/Pierson's who served in the Civil War, one in particular with the same birth month, year and state of birth as my man. How can I find out more about the soldier who was recruited into Tucker's regiment.?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Pension records, rejected pension file documents, research into Tucker's regiment, muster roll of Tucker's regiment, Confederate War records online at Cornell University
Wednesday, March 22nd 2006 - 11:24:07 AM
First name is OK -: Juanita Shaeffer
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Pvt. John Littrell with Co.A,193 Regiment OVI 1861-1865
Your Question or Comment !! -: I enjoyed reading your home page with the photos.
How did you discover the info you have now?: just entered Civil War and came up with other lisings.
Wednesday, March 22nd 2006 - 12:27:12 AM
First name is OK -: Evelyn
State you are from? -: Georgia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Milton Frederick Penland
Your Question or Comment !! -: Milton, my gg grandfather was in Prison in Salisbury. I was told by family members he had been there. Would like to have records proving that he had been there. Thanks for your help!
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family stories
Tuesday, March 21st 2006 - 04:54:41 PM
First name is OK -: pat
State you are from? -: new york
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: frank hoehlein
Your Question or Comment !! -: taken as a prisoner at lake Chicot Arkansas june 7, 1864
How did you discover the info you have now?: military file
Monday, March 20th 2006 - 05:36:00 PM
First name is OK -: erica
State you are from? -: west virginia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: doing a report for school
Your Question or Comment !! -: why were so many people going to prison?
Monday, March 20th 2006 - 12:44:09 PM
First name is OK -: Nancy
State you are from? -: MD
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Beatty Carey, 12th OVI
Your Question or Comment !! -: I'm trying to find the burial place of my great, great grandfather, William Beatty Carey of Ripley, Ohio. He was in the 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. We are informed that he died on the railroad cars between Wilmington and Salisbury on his way to be exchanged. He died on February 26, 1865. No one in the family ever learned where he was buried, but I'm hoping he might be in one of the national cemeteries nearby. Any information greatly appreciated.
How did you discover the info you have now?: The information comes from an affidavit submitted in his Civil War Pension file by a man who was with him when he died.
Sunday, March 19th 2006 - 05:27:56 PM
First name is OK -: Danielle
State you are from? -: Pennsylvania
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William J. Lore
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for any information on his imprisonment.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Wounded at Cedar Creek, VA Nov 12, 1864 and was imprisoned at Libby and Salisbury for three months and twenty days. 1st Brigade 3rd Division Calvary army of the Potomac. Information is from a record that was commisioned by William for his wife Susan and presented to her Sep 15, 94. The record also contains when he enlisted, battles fought, date discharged.
Sunday, March 19th 2006 - 03:39:51 PM
First name is OK -: Joe
State you are from? -: PA.
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Jonathan Colbert -Co. D13th Regt. Penna.Cav. vol.
Your Question or Comment !! -: was wondering what happened on or about the fifteenth day of August 1863 . Jonathan Colbert died about the midle of December 1864 ???... I was wondering where he was taken prisoner at ,or any information icould get would be very helpfull . Thanks ever so much for the time you have given to this site .GOD Bless You. PS I'm going to try to make a trip down there soon I hope.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I happened to find some old copies of papers with the name Edward White onwhom the letter was sent. Along with that a form copy adressed to the DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. Claim of widow having minor children. Jonathans wife Nancy. with the Acting Secretary of the interior W. T. Otto dated September 6th 1867
Sunday, March 19th 2006 - 04:15:27 AM
First name is OK -: ann
State you are from? -: nh
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Henry Clay Fiske
Your Question or Comment !! -: Need vitals for compilation of CW soldiers
How did you discover the info you have now?: History of Hampton, NH
Saturday, March 18th 2006 - 02:57:00 PM
First name is OK -: Sue
State you are from? -: NC
Homepage URL -: http://southpaws@salisbury.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: descendants of Prisoners and Guards
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have tried or want to send informaion on some of the Prisoners and Guards to those who have sent inquiries. POW Samuel Yokely Clinard - can tell you his service, image of uniform, and picture of Clinard. Guard Robert Saunders Phipps - can tell you more about his enlistment -- have met a son and daughter of his. Also have information to share on 9th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium, April 7-9, 2006, and Salisbury Confederate Prison Association, Inc.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Years of research in primary and secondary sources and communications with descendants and historians.
Friday, March 17th 2006 - 12:20:37 PM
First name is OK -: pat
State you are from? -: fla
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: civil war prisoner
Your Question or Comment !! -: Interested in finding the prison that would have been used for the battle of Lake Chicot Arkansas prisoners
How did you discover the info you have now?: NARA files other databases
Wednesday, March 15th 2006 - 07:59:44 AM
First name is OK -: jerry crow
State you are from? -: virginia now
Homepage URL -: http://jcrow12@cox.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: albert Smith - private, 15th New york Cavalry
Your Question or Comment !! -: Captured near Romney, Va. And supposedly imprisoned At Salisbury for a while. Any records available to prove that?
How did you discover the info you have now?: His military records (federal)
Friday, March 10th 2006 - 06:50:00 PM
First name is OK -: sharyn howard
State you are from? -: north carolina
Homepage URL -: http://yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: school
Your Question or Comment !! -: i have found alot of imformation about the civil war at home.what it was like living with a prison in the area. thank you sharyn
How did you discover the info you have now?: my family is from salisbury and told me some and info on the computer has helped a lot
Friday, March 10th 2006 - 09:30:12 AM
First name is OK -: celestine
State you are from? -: ca
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: cilvil war site
Your Question or Comment !! -: nc...when i was younger my father took us to a clvil war site with our name on it two names [arnette] may in 38th of nc....trying to find the site. my sister wants to go see it.
Sunday, March 5th 2006 - 11:52:38 PM
First name is OK -: Cecil
State you are from? -: Maine
Homepage URL -: http://clreed37@verizon.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Luther Davis
Your Question or Comment !! -: It is shown in our genealogy that Luther Davis from Wellington, Maine died at the Salisbury Prison and buried on the premesis. Any info from anyone on him?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family genealogy
Saturday, March 4th 2006 - 08:26:05 PM
First name is OK -: Earl L. Belt
State you are from? -: Iowa
Homepage URL -: http://earlbelt@cableone.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Pvt John Nelson Belt
Your Question or Comment !! -: John was a member of Co. C, 12th U.S. Infantry and captured at the battle of Welden Road on Aug 18, 1864. He was first sent to Libby Prison for five days, quickly transferred to Belle Isle prison for three weeks, and finally transferred to Salisbury NC, where he spent the remainder of the war. He later received a pension of $8.00 per month (stupendous amount), died in 1921, and is buried in Evergreen cemetery in Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska. Five generations of descendants are now buried with him. Wanted to find out more about Salisbury.
How did you discover the info you have now?: What information I have found on Salisbury is from "Prisoners of War," by an unknown author, presumably published circa 1880-90, pages 420-423, and information on John is taken from his military records in the National Archives.
Friday, March 3rd 2006 - 03:45:03 PM
First name is OK -: Cecil
State you are from? -: Maine
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Luther Davis
Your Question or Comment !! -: It is believed he died here and buried in the prison cemetery. Any record of Luther?
How did you discover the info you have now?: From local genealogy
Thursday, March 2nd 2006 - 10:36:03 PM
First name is OK -: Steve Kersch
State you are from? -: Montana
Homepage URL -: http://kersch4@3rivers.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel yokely clinard
Your Question or Comment !! -: My relative, Sam. Clinard ,was with the 42nd North Carolina infantry as a guard. I am looking for any historyof him or the regiment. I'm very interested in the uniforms and arms they carried ,or pictures of the 42nd. Thanks, Steve
How did you discover the info you have now?: Some family history , books, internet
Wednesday, March 1st 2006 - 09:32:56 PM
First name is OK -: Mary
State you are from? -: PA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William B. Lowman
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was in Libby Prison and then Belle Isle and he may have been transferred to Salisbury
How did you discover the info you have now?: Libraries and death notice
Thursday, February 23rd 2006 - 01:31:58 PM
First name is OK -: Abby
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Charles Ange
Your Question or Comment !! -: i am doing a civil war project with a topic on confederate POW camps. Charles Ange was my 3x great grandfather and for my presentation i am writing a diary from him.
How did you discover the info you have now?: My mom told me that he was in Salisbury and that there is an offical doc. about him that my grandfather has.
Monday, February 20th 2006 - 11:32:29 AM
First name is OK -: cindy
State you are from? -: texas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: genealogy
Your Question or Comment !! -: searching for cauble, veach, or swink
How did you discover the info you have now?: research on line and at the various county libraries
Saturday, February 18th 2006 - 05:46:57 PM
First name is OK -: Rebecca
State you are from? -: N.C.
Homepage URL -: http://mandarinmelody52@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John F. Westmoreland
Your Question or Comment !! -: Any information I can.
How did you discover the info you have now?: SEARCHING!!
Friday, February 17th 2006 - 10:29:34 AM
First name is OK -: Roberta Kerekes
State you are from? -: New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Waters Horton
Your Question or Comment !! -: I believe he died in the Salisbury, NC Civil War Prision in 1865. Am I correct?
How did you discover the info you have now?: My nephew sent it to me
Sunday, February 5th 2006 - 08:36:54 PM
First name is OK -: Tom OConnor
State you are from? -: Penna
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: THOMAS O'CONNOR 2nd PVRC and 191st PA
Your Question or Comment !! -: Thomas O'Connor was a sgt. in the 191st PA. Captured at Weldon RR in Aug 1864. Most of his regiment ended up at Salisbury. I believe he did too. His military file lists him as escaped, but doesn't give any info. Would love to know more. Thanks Tom
How did you discover the info you have now?: Nat'l archives file
Friday, February 3rd 2006 - 09:29:21 PM
First name is OK -: Joseph Coderre
State you are from? -: PA but living in Charlotte, NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Adding my relative (from NY) to the list of POW survivors.
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have the information in my genealogy files. If someone is able to contact me or advise who I may contact, my home e-mail is: tipsonchips@ctc.net
How did you discover the info you have now?: Nation Archives in Washington, DC
Thursday, February 2nd 2006 - 01:02:36 PM

First name is OK -: Pat
State you are from? -: Arizona
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Daniel Daily or Daly
Your Question or Comment !! -: Daniel was a Union soldier who was a prisoner of war. He died in the General Sherman Hospital in Wilmington NC in March of 1865. I am guessing that he would have been buried in Wilmington. Is there a cemetery that was set aside for union soldiers?
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archive Records They sent copies of the military pay stubs and state where he died. Also from pension records filed by the soldier's father.
Friday, January 27th 2006 - 02:41:33 AM
First name is OK -: kristyn
State you are from? -: north carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Robert Sanders Phipps
Your Question or Comment !! -: any info about great grandfather.
How did you discover the info you have now?: The book Papa was a boy in Grey and my grand mother
Wednesday, January 25th 2006 - 05:45:35 PM
First name is OK -: Patrick
State you are from? -: Massachusetts
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Pvt. Oliver Gosler, Co. E, 57th Massachusetts Infantry
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am researching the men from my home town of Leicester, MA. who died in time of war. I am currently involved with the Civil War Veterans. I am trying to determine if Pvt. Oliver Gosler was at Salisbury Prison. He is on the MEmorial Wall in the Leicester, MA. Town Hall. It lists him as died of wounds on June 7, 1864, at Petersburg, VA. There are several conflicting Army reports about his fate. One has him buried in a battlefield cemetery at Spotsylvania, VA. Two others have him listed as missing in action on different dates, May 12, 1864 and May 24, 1864. The most detailed report is a Company Muster Roll dated July 30, 1865.It states exactly, "Prisoner at Hanover Junction May 24, 1864. Confined in prison Richmond, VA. May 28, 1864, sent to hospital same day, was returned to guard on August 2, 1864 and sent to Salisbury NC. October 9, 1864 where he died November 26, 1864 of disease." I am trying to determine which is most likely correct, buried on the battlefield or died in prison. Any information you may have would be appreciated.
How did you discover the info you have now?: The first list I got was off of the Civil War Memorial Wall in the Leicester, MA. town hall. The State of Massachusetts published two different sets of volumes on Civil War Veterans. The first is two volumed The Record of Massachusetts Volunteers 1861-1865, published 1870. It lists the units in sequential order and the roster of men who served in them in alphabetiacal order. It gives dates of enlistment, muster, discharge, prisoner, missing, desertion or death and town credited with enlistment and any bounties paid. The second is Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the Civil War, published 1938. It is 11 volumes long. It is similar but contains a unit history at the beginning of each units list and has an index at the begining. I also went to the Massachusetts Military Museam in Worcester, MA where the have enlistment rolls, Company Muster Rolls, Hospital Reports, casualty reports, and letters of inquiry on microfilm.
Wednesday, January 25th 2006 - 10:11:32 AM
First name is OK -: milt
State you are from? -: michigan
Homepage URL -: http://mgkoenig
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Emil Koenig or Emil King
Your Question or Comment !! -: captured Aug 1864 in Virginia and transfered from Libby Prison Atlanta to Salisbury. He was my grandfather. Is there any record of him being there?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family history
Tuesday, January 24th 2006 - 10:01:09 PM
First name is OK -: Diane
State you are from? -: Iowa
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lyman T. Stoddard
Your Question or Comment !! -: Lyman T. Stoddard, age 24, was a Corporal in Co. A of 112th New York Infantry. He was taken prisoner 24 August 1864, and initially held at Richmond, VA. He was transfered to Salisbury 9 October 1864. According to his military record, he contracted diarrhea and fever there, was hospitalized on 28 January 1865, and died 31 January 1865. I suspect he is one of the many unamed soldiers burried there.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Many years of genealogical research on the family, and his military service records from the National Archives. I have been able to find no record of his burial in New York with any other family members.
Tuesday, January 24th 2006 - 11:14:21 AM
First name is OK -: shalimar ellis
State you are from? -: nc
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: john willis ellis
Your Question or Comment !! -: email address: shalimarellis@msn.com is the graveyard still there?
How did you discover the info you have now?: geneaology research--"documenting the old south"
Sunday, January 22nd 2006 - 10:42:07 AM
First name is OK -: Danielle
State you are from? -: CT
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Dean J Bishop
Your Question or Comment !! -: Dean Bishop 13th Conn Cols Comp D Infantry. Captured Battle of Winchester or Fishers Hill Sep 19 1864 Died Salisbury prison 1-22-1865 Diarrhea. Widows pension filed by Maria Lucas 2nd wife had 4 children 1st wife Polly J died 1849 they had 4 children. both sons Myron and Edwin fought in the war as well. Myron died at peachtree creek Ga
How did you discover the info you have now?: Books
Saturday, January 21st 2006 - 10:53:49 AM
First name is OK -: Bonnie
State you are from? -: Florida
Homepage URL -: http://bsisis@adelphia.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Leonard Syler
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was captured at Reams Station in Virginia on Aug. 25, 1864. He was in Both the 71st Co. E Pa. & the 69th Co. A Pa. I can't find his name listed at the Libby Prison was he here. I found the information from his Pension Records.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From his Pension Records, From various web sites, and from a book by Bates on Pennsylvania Soldiers.
Saturday, January 21st 2006 - 10:06:35 AM
First name is OK -: Ron
State you are from? -: South Carolina
Homepage URL -: http://rgahagan@spartanburgcounty.org
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Napolean Bonapart Gahagan
Your Question or Comment !! -: Napolean is listed as a civilian political prisoner in a communication dated Feb. 27, 1863, from the Confederate Secretary of War to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. He was captured by Confederate soldiers March 22, 1862 after he and a number of men, all members of Fry's Company burned a bridge in East Tenn. The report lists him as a current prisoner. He never returned to his home in Madison County (NC). Do you have information as to his disposition (released, died in prison, execurted, burial, etc)?
How did you discover the info you have now?: http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/texts.html
Thursday, January 19th 2006 - 09:46:35 AM
First name is OK -: Charles M. Bee
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Homepage URL -: http://cbee1952@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Confederate General - Bernard Bee
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am attempting to find out if I am related to General Bernard Bee. My grandfather had a brother named Bernard, from West Vig. Ohio area. I think that I could possibly be General Bernard Bee's Direct decendent. (great,great grandson. I know that the time line is approx. right, however I do not were to find more information. Could you offer any sources? Thanks: Charles M. Bee {cbee1952@yahoo.com}
How did you discover the info you have now?: Reading Civil War litterature.
Tuesday, January 17th 2006 - 06:40:17 PM
First name is OK -: richard
State you are from? -: north carolina
Homepage URL -: http://r_main_h@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: just wanting some info . wondering if anyone with the last name main or mains fought in the war between the states on ether side
Your Question or Comment !! -: this is just a great site for anyone inerrested in history
Friday, January 13th 2006 - 11:15:33 AM
First name is OK -: Grace
State you are from? -: PA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Richard Perry Corby
Your Question or Comment !! -: Family genealogy files has Richard Corby, b.4-10-1842 in Morris County, NJ. It has him listed as a POW on 9-29-1864 at Chapin's Farm and dying as a prisoner on 2-14-1865 in Salisbury, NC. I am looking for more information to back this up.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Corby Family Genealogy.
Tuesday, January 10th 2006 - 05:42:23 PM
First name is OK -: Ruby Brown
State you are from? -: TN
Homepage URL -: http://rubyb@edge.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Charles Hedrick and sons Steve and Harve
Your Question or Comment !! -: Charles was my great grandfather. I have recently learned that Charles fought on the side of the Union army against his two sons, Steven and Harvey who fought for the Confederacy. My grandfather Wilce (Probably a nickname for Wilson) was 12 years old, and he told me when I was a preschooler that he rowed the ferry across the Tow River for both the Union and the Confederate Army because he was to young to fight in the Civil War. Wilce died shortly after WWII started of a broken heart because he knew my father would soon be called to fight. This brought back hard memories of a childhood infested by war memories and how our family was torn apart by the ravages of war. This nearly 100 year old, dearly loved grandpa, died just a couple of months later. He said he was born in North Carolina, but lived most of his later years at Chicamauga, GA in a small town called Kennsington, GA, now called Chicamauga. My father, John Henry Hedrick (Headrick) moved to Pisgah, AL after meeting my mother, Myrtle Bertine Gray, and resided on the GRAY Homestead after a marriage that lasted over 65 years. I would love to have some information on Charles, and Steve and Harve. Reportedly, one of them is buried in the military cemetery at Murfreesboro, TN. Can you help me locate any history on these.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Links on the Internet to Rowan Co., NC.
Tuesday, January 10th 2006 - 02:28:54 PM
First name is OK -: patricia
State you are from? -: Wisconsin
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Patrick Crowe, Co I , 48th PA Vol
Your Question or Comment !! -: Need more detailed information on his death, given in aplication for pension benefits by his mother Mary Crowe. Papers say: captured Sept 30, 1864, died Salisbury Prison Nov 19, 1864.I have found no other information through numerous Salisbury web sites, no information on burial or cemetery marker, Could he have been one of those buried in the trenches during that winter? Are there any records of deaths during that winter? Where can I look?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Through his mother's application for veteran's benefits and enlistment papers from national archieves.
Monday, January 9th 2006 - 02:23:59 PM
First name is OK -: John
State you are from? -: Texas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Shaw
Your Question or Comment !! -: Is he buried in Salisbury?
Monday, January 9th 2006 - 12:29:09 PM
First name is OK -: Maurine
State you are from? -: Idaho originally now...North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Joshua Whitaker, Elisah Cragun, any Merritts
Your Question or Comment !! -: Searching for family names in the area, curious to see if any happened to have spent time in this prison. Thanks
How did you discover the info you have now?: family histories and my own research
Monday, January 9th 2006 - 10:19:16 AM
First name is OK -: Jeff Burns
State you are from? -: RI
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Gottfried Rossberg
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great, great grand father. He was also known ny the name Godfrey.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Used google to search on Gottfried Rossberg
Sunday, January 8th 2006 - 10:57:14 PM
First name is OK -: Bob
State you are from? -: Ohio
Homepage URL -: http://rjthorley@worldnet.att.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel McLain
Your Question or Comment !! -: Where is he buried?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Personal Diary
Saturday, January 7th 2006 - 02:04:55 PM
First name is OK -: Becky
State you are from? -: Tennessee
Homepage URL -: http://valor@xtn.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: genealogy
Your Question or Comment !! -: My ancestor William Gwyn/Guin's death has been listed as being at the confederate prison at Salisbury. I have no date but a possible cause of death to disease. He was married to Margaret Keller and came from Avery co.,NC. Any other info appreciated.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Census records and Shepard Dugger's book titled War Trails which can be found in the genealogy section of several libraries in Avery and Watauga counties in NC.
Thursday, January 5th 2006 - 01:52:53 PM

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