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Guests to our site
2011


 


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 -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR CHRIS IRVIN FROM PA
Your Question or Comment !! -: Checking several sources, it appears Hollinger was captured while on picket duty. Guessing, he was sent to Richmond before he went to Salisbury where there is no record of him in Brown's lists. When the prison closed at the end of Feb. 1865, those prisoners who could not walk were sent by train to Richmond for exchange. If this is the case for your relative, he died before he could be exchanged. I suggest contacting the Park Service in Richmond and ask them to check their cemetery lists.
Thursday, December 8th 2011 - 01:30:47 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR DON FROM ILLINOIS
Your Question or Comment !! -: I can find no record of Dion H. Cotrell, 11th Mich Cav., Co D.
Thursday, December 8th 2011 - 01:12:29 PM
First name is OK -: Don
State you are from? -: Illinois
Homepage URL -: http://buffalodon52@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Dion H. Cottrell 11th Michigan Cav
Your Question or Comment !! -: Hi--I am looking to see if Dion H. Cottrell of Co.D 11th MI Cav was interred at Salisbury. He went missing on 10-2-64 at the Battle of Saltville Va. I do not see him in Andersonville, and HDS shows him returning to his regiment in 6/65. Thanks!
How did you discover the info you have now?: HDS and NPS
Wednesday, December 7th 2011 - 12:05:29 PM
First name is OK -: Chris Irvin
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://jamesbegatwilmer.blogspot.com/
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel Hollinger
Your Question or Comment !! -: Samuel Hollinger (PA 209th, Company F) was held at Salisbury Prison. According to the military service file I received from NARA, he was captured on Nov 17th, 1864 and sent to Salisbury on Dec 4, 1864. At some point, he was sent to Richmond where he died on or about March 2, 1865. Would you have any information on when he left Salisbury and where he was sent? Also, if he died in Richmond, would you have any recommendations that could direct me to possible burial sites? Samuel is my great-great-great-grandfather. Thank you.
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archives & Records Admin Military Records File
Tuesday, December 6th 2011 - 09:15:41 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR SANDI FROM CALIF.
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no listing for Merton L. Brown, 100th New York, on any of Brown's lists.
Tuesday, November 29th 2011 - 08:49:59 AM
First name is OK -: Sandi
State you are from? -: Caliifornia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Merton L. Brown
Your Question or Comment !! -: Captured 5/31/1862 at Battle of Fair Oak, confined at Richmond, VA and then transferred 6/3/1862 to Salisbury, N.C. No further record. He was in the 100th.N.Y. Infantry Regiment. Any record of his death at Salisbury? Any record of his even being at Salisbury? Any info greatly appreciated.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Ancestry.com Military records
Tuesday, November 29th 2011 - 05:20:02 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MARLEA FROM LA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I need your relative's state, regiment, and company before I can see if he is listed. I can only check for desertion, in the hospital or dying in the prison.
Sunday, November 27th 2011 - 08:40:32 AM
First name is OK -: Marlea Haugen
State you are from? -: LA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Corpral John Hughes
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great grandfather was captured on Aug 13, 1864 at Berryville, VA and may have been sent to Salisbury.
Saturday, November 26th 2011 - 05:30:18 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR OWEN FRM MAINE
Your Question or Comment !! -: You have all the available info on Oliver Stover through this site except he was buried in one of the trenches for the unknowns, viewable on the main page of this site. My only suggestion would be to try to find a regimental history on the 16th Maine. This might give you some info on where he fought and was possibly captured.
Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 09:51:18 AM
First name is OK -: Tom Stadtmiller
State you are from? -: NY
Homepage URL -: http://tfstadt@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Yes
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great-great-grandfather was a member of Co C 4th NY Heavy Artillery. He was captured along with about 2,000 others at the 2nd Battle of Reams Station VA on 25 August 1864. He was taken, supposedly, to Salisbury NC prisoner camp. Is there any existing information about him that is publically available. Thank you Tom Stadtmiller
How did you discover the info you have now?: I read a history of 4th NY Heavy and learned he was captured. In the history it was briefly mentioned that many of those captured were taken to Salisbury.
Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 08:07:46 AM
First name is OK -: Owen
State you are from? -: Maine
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Oliver Stover
Your Question or Comment !! -: Oliver was a private in Company I, 16th regiment Maine Infantry. Died December 7, 1864 in Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina. Would like any information beyond this to add to my family history files. The Military Archives used to be helpful but the new improved sites are too complicated to find anything.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family Records and a Chance find on Civil War Soldiers.
Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 03:19:00 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR JUANITA FROM MICHIGAN
Your Question or Comment !! -: A check of the lists in Brown's work shows no listing for John Passage Jr., 24th Michigan, Co. C. It's still possible he died there; records are far from complete. If you can determine he died at Salisbury after Oct. 1864, he will be in one of the 18 trenches for the unknowns.
Monday, November 21st 2011 - 08:19:47 AM
First name is OK -: Juanita
State you are from? -: Michigan
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: john passage, junior
Your Question or Comment !! -: Michigan 24th company C Is he buried here?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family Bible
Sunday, November 20th 2011 - 05:21:21 PM
First name is OK -: Patricia
State you are from? -: California
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prison-Andrew Carrithers
Your Question or Comment !! -: Andrew Carrithers died June 2 1865 in the Post Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Was he buied near there? Thank you pcammock@yahoo.com
Saturday, November 19th 2011 - 07:08:08 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MARIKO FROM FLORIDA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I can't explain the 46th Pa., Co. A info in the letter as I can find no info on him in this unit. Everything I found is for 45th Pa., Co. E. Age 19 at enlistment Feb. 29, 1864, in Hollidaysburg, Pa., resided in Clarion County, Pa., occupation farmer, 6 ft. tall, dark hair and eyes, fair complexion. Captured Sep. 30, 1864, at Peebles' Farm action during the siege of Petersburg, died Dec. 10, 1864, at Salisbury, N. C. Prison. Spelling in App. V of Brown's work is Glinn.
Friday, November 18th 2011 - 07:55:45 AM
First name is OK -: Mariko
State you are from? -: FL
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William B Glenn
Your Question or Comment !! -: I bought a letter from him to his sister. Seeking more information on him. He died in Salisbury Prison 12/10/1864. His letter states 46th Regt Private Co A but online it refers to him being in the 45th and Co E. "William B. Glenn PA 45 E Private Captured - died at Salisbury, N. C. on December 10, 1864." Having a hard time finding him online. Just wanting more information to go with the letter and photograph I have. I tried to google his name and didn't have much luck. Thank you.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Bought the letter and the picture (copy) was included.
Thursday, November 17th 2011 - 07:08:26 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MARILYN FROM NY
Your Question or Comment !! -: William Waltemeyer (Waltermyer on App. V list), 146th NY Reg., Co. D, died Feb. 4, 1865.
Tuesday, November 15th 2011 - 09:21:50 AM
First name is OK -: Marilyn
State you are from? -: NY
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Waltemeyer
Your Question or Comment !! -: Did he die at Salisbury?
Monday, November 14th 2011 - 04:11:46 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: INFO FOR MO FROM VA
Your Question or Comment !! -: What your relative did was not uncommon; survival was the key motivation. We each have to make our own decision in matters such as this and we can't walk in another's shoes. I checked the appendix in Brown's work which lists the deserters; Adair was not listed.
Thursday, November 3rd 2011 - 08:55:48 AM
First name is OK -: Moe
State you are from? -: va
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: no
Your Question or Comment !! -: I just wanted to inform you all that my great grand father was listed with Co. D 54th REG't PA vol. and captured in a battle near Winchester Va. Nov. 22nd. 1864 and sent to Salisbury NC. In his records he took an oath CS to escape starvation, he then ecsaped and returned to the U.S. army and was honorably discharged july 1865. His is name Hugh Adair I just though you all would like to know this.
How did you discover the info you have now?: surfing the net try to find this web site.
Wednesday, November 2nd 2011 - 09:44:48 PM
First name is OK -: PF
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Daniel Jameson died salisbury NC
Your Question or Comment !! -: Came across his story on Flickr Also checked his service record Have placed a memorial at Find A grave Website http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79324014 Will be quite glad to trasfer memorial to Jameson relations-and place his picture there as well Please pass on above to John of PA who signed in May 25, 2009 http://www.gorowan.com/salisburyprison/guest2009/index.html
How did you discover the info you have now?: NY Adj General Report on 75th NY Infantry
Wednesday, October 26th 2011 - 01:27:37 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR PATRICIA FROM OHIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: Both brothers may have been at Salisbury but there is no record for either. The released prisoners from Salisbury went north through either Richmond or Wilmington, NC. I would try to check Andersonville Prison as many of the victims of the Sultana were from there.
Sunday, October 16th 2011 - 09:42:48 AM
First name is OK -: Patricia
State you are from? -: OH
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Solomon Harrington, Gideon Harrington
Your Question or Comment !! -: Solomon and Gideon Harrington were brothers from Ohio who both served with the 102OVI CO H. Solomon was my gggrandfather. I know that he was at Salisbury but have no information about when he was there. I am also wondering if because they were in the same unit if Gideon was there also. Gideon died in the explosion of the Steamship Sultana. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pat
How did you discover the info you have now?: For Solomon the 1890 Veterans Census provided the information that he was a POW at Salisbury. I found the information about Gideon in his widow's pension application.
Saturday, October 15th 2011 - 05:27:28 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR VONNIE FROM SC
Your Question or Comment !! -: More info on John D. Cantrell would help (Union or Confederate, state and unit) but a check of the appendices in Brown's work are all negative. If he was Confederate, Brown does not list the Confederate burials which were in a local church cemetery.
Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 07:47:18 AM
First name is OK -: Vonnie Cantrell
State you are from? -: SC
Homepage URL -: http://vonniecantrell@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Dillard Cantrell
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have been told that my great great grandfather is buried here, but I do not see him listed
How did you discover the info you have now?: ancestry.com
Tuesday, October 11th 2011 - 02:47:27 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR DORI FROM CAL.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Since no files were kept, or if they were, destroyed somewhere in time, the info you are seeking is not available through this prison website. The only way info on James E. Wood would be found was if he deserted, was admitted to the hospital or died, and these lists are far from accurate. I checked; he is not listed. My suggestion would be to apply for his military records but you are going to need his unit to do this.
Thursday, October 6th 2011 - 09:51:04 AM
First name is OK -: dori
State you are from? -: ca
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: james e. wood
Your Question or Comment !! -: info on his incarceration while at your prison. rank etc. during the war. he was a union soldier from illinois
How did you discover the info you have now?: family history
Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 04:55:43 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: To the host of this dreambook
Your Question or Comment !! -: I answered Garry from Pa.; why isn't it posted.
Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 11:29:25 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR GERRY FROM PA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I checked my available sources for Cpl. Christian Shoemaker, 98-A. The only info I locate shows he was captured, but not when or where, and that he died on Apr. 2, 1865, of cruel treatment while a prisoner. Salisbury was closed by the end of Feb. 1865, and Stoneman burned it during his raid on Apr. 12-13, 1865. When the prison closed, if Shoemaker was at Salisbury, he could have been sent to Union lines through Richmond, Va. or Wilmington, N.C. From either location, paroled Union prisoners went to Annapolis, Md., where they were given medical attention. Those healthy enough were sent back to their unit or sent home to recuperate. Since he died, Shoemaker could have been held at any of these locations, hoping for his health to improve, until he died. If you have definite info that his death was at Salisbury, I would appreciate you forwarding it to the e-mail address above as I am trying to compile accurate lists of Pa. soldiers at Salisbury.
Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 09:37:08 AM
First name is OK -: Gerry
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://desteufelsmess@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Christian Shoemaker
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for information/burial on Christian Shoemaker of the 98th P.V.I Co. A. Died while trying to escape on the account of starvation in April 1865.
How did you discover the info you have now?: His obituary, regimental history, and family genealogy.
Tuesday, October 4th 2011 - 10:27:37 PM
First name is OK -: spillman
State you are from? -: n.c.
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: spillman
Your Question or Comment !! -: Thanks to whoever started this.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Just by accident. Curious about Davie County during the civil war.
Tuesday, October 4th 2011 - 06:44:48 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MIKE ARMSTONG FROM OHIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: You have all the info on Brown's lists relative to Edward F. Armstrong. I'm working on the Pa. soldiers who died at Salisbury but the true names and number will never be known for any state.
Wednesday, September 28th 2011 - 04:56:38 PM
First name is OK -: Mike Armstrong
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prison
Your Question or Comment !! -: Any information on Edward F. Armstrong, Co. A, 149th Ohio National Guard. Died 1/8/1865. You have a great site here. Hopefully you will be able to liast ALL who fell here. Mike A.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I am a genealogist of 50 years.
Tuesday, September 27th 2011 - 05:55:12 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR DENISE FROM NY
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no listing for Levi Sampson, 111th NY Vol. on any of the lists in Louis A. Brown's book, "The Salisbury Prison" (revised edition). The book you read on the 111th NY will give you an idea about his capture and Mr. Brown's book, if you can locate a copy, will give you general info on the prison. The only other suggestion is to apply for his service records.
Wednesday, September 21st 2011 - 05:06:10 PM
First name is OK -: Denise
State you are from? -: NY
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Levi Samson, also known as Sampson
Your Question or Comment !! -: Levi was with the 111th volunteers out of New York. He was captured October 30, 1864 while on picket. He arrived by NC Railroad to Salisbury prison early November 1864. He was officially paroled out March 4, 1865. He is my great great great great uncle. Does anyone have any information or documentation they can share regarding Levi Samson (Sampson). Thank you in advance for your help!
How did you discover the info you have now?: A book written about the 111th volunteers
Wednesday, September 21st 2011 - 06:11:05 AM
First name is OK -: Denise
State you are from? -: NY
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Levi Samson, also known as Sampson
Your Question or Comment !! -: Levi was with the 111th volunteers out of New York. He was captured October 30, 1864 while on picket. He arrived by NC Railroad to Salisbury prison early November 1864. He was officially paroled out March 4, 1865. He is my great great great great uncle. Does anyone have any information or documentation they can share regarding Levi Samson (Sampson). Thank you in advance for your help!
How did you discover the info you have now?: A book written about the 111th volunteers
Tuesday, September 20th 2011 - 10:57:08 PM
First name is OK -: Tracey
State you are from? -: NY
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Delos Shattuck
Your Question or Comment !! -: Delos Shattuck is my 2nd Great Grand Uncle. From what I've found he died in the prison on January 9, 1865. I know that he was buried in his home town of Bergen, NY. He enlisted on December 24, 1863. Do you have any information about him? My email addy is krieg.tracey@yahoo.com Thank you
How did you discover the info you have now?: through research
Tuesday, September 20th 2011 - 05:15:50 PM
First name is OK -: Bill Hartley
State you are from? -: Maryland
Homepage URL -: http://www.greater-maryland-paranormal-society.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: 1st Sgt Jonas Hartsell of Co A 57th NCV
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am the ggg-grandson of 1st Sgt Jonas Hartsell of the 57th NCV Co A. I just wanted to stop by the site and run a idea past you all. As you know the 57th NCV formed there on July 4th 1862. And I was wondering if there was going to be anything going on there as of July 4th 2012? If not there should be something special like a get together of the descendants of all who were at the Prison. Guards, prisoners whom ever. This will be the 150th Anniversary of the forming of the 57th NCV and Col Godwins move from over seer of the prison to commander of a unit. If there is something in the works please put me on a list so I can plan to be there, and if not pass this along to someone there who might want to make it happen. Thanks
Tuesday, September 20th 2011 - 02:51:47 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR ABBY FROM TENN.
Your Question or Comment !! -: I think I have the right man, Lewis Millard Baird, but the spelling on Brown's lists are Beard. Appendix M-3, a list of political prisoners made on Feb. 17, 1863, shows: Beard, L. M., Campbell Co., Tn., farmer, arrested Nov. 1, 1862, for disloyalty. (death?) Appendix M-4 (Civilian Deaths)confirms the death: Beard, L., cit. of Tn., DOD May 11, 1864. Appendix V (all deaths in the prison)also has the same death listing. For this time frame in Salisbury history, his body should have been buried in a marked grave but Appendix U-2 which shows the individual graves carries no listing.
Wednesday, September 14th 2011 - 09:16:30 PM
First name is OK -: Abby
State you are from? -: Tennessee
Homepage URL -: http://abaird1501@comcast.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lewis Millard Baird
Your Question or Comment !! -: Do you have anymore information on this person, the family has passed down a letter that was dictated for him and sent to his family in Elk Valley, Tn. He was taken as arebel prisoner because he would not take the oath of allegiance to the confederacy. It was thought that Jeff Davis spoke to him in person but he still refused.
How did you discover the info you have now?: searching family history and the letter has been posted for anyone who is looking for information.
Wednesday, September 14th 2011 - 02:49:59 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR PAT FROM TN
Your Question or Comment !! -: There are no surviving files, if there were any originally, on individual soldiers at Salisbury Prison, just several lists in the appendices of Louis A. Brown's work, "The Salisbury Prison." Mr. Brown compiled his lists from several sources he located during his research. App. L-4 shows O'Meara, Tim, Capt., Tammany Regt., 20th NY, still being held as of June 2, 1862; no release date is given.
Wednesday, September 7th 2011 - 09:47:36 AM
First name is OK -: Pat
State you are from? -: TN
Homepage URL -: http://www.chicagosirishlegion.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Captain Tim O'Meara, 42nd NY
Your Question or Comment !! -: Do you have information about O'Meara's imprisonment at Salisbury? He was captured at Ball's Bluff (October 21, 1861), confined at Richmond and, presumably sent to Tuscalossa, AL before being at Salisbury. He was paroled in late July or August 1862. Dates of his imprisonment at Salisbury, if available in the records, would be helpful. Anything else associated with his imprisonment would also be appreciated.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Several written accounts at Richmond and his acquaintance with Corcoran at Salisbury.
Tuesday, September 6th 2011 - 06:34:45 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR LAURIE FROM ONTARIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: Several problems with your question. One, you didn't give the unit(s) for the Frosts. This is very important. Second, your question concerned Florence and Andersonville Prisons. This site is for Salisbury Prison. On the chance it might have been Salisbury Prison, repost your question with the Frosts' unit and I'll check Brown's lists.
Thursday, September 1st 2011 - 03:05:22 PM
First name is OK -: Laurie
State you are from? -: ontario Canada
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Byron Frost or Henry Frost
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have family pictures and one states Byron died in Florence.Andersonville has the two brothers as being released.I would like to confirm whicch of these are accurate records.Younger brother Jesse was discharged early in war. Both were captureed at Wilderness.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I bought a familt grouping of dauguerrotypes and on Byrons it has written ibformation under picture.Have mom and dad as well as picture of Henry.Would like to write an article on the family.
Thursday, September 1st 2011 - 11:12:13 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: MORE INFO FOR BRIAN FROM PA
Your Question or Comment !! -: Sorry for the lack of prison, he died in Salisbury and will be in one of the 18 trenches.
Tuesday, August 30th 2011 - 02:34:30 PM
First name is OK -: Brian
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://rbkulp@verizon.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Both
Your Question or Comment !! -: Bill....THANKS for the prompt and good info! I'm still wondering where Stephen Dean ended up....was he in Salisbury Prison or Andersonville? Where was he buried? I'll appreciate any info you can provide or where else I can search. Thanks Again
Tuesday, August 30th 2011 - 11:00:09 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR BRIAN FROM PA
Your Question or Comment !! -: From various sources on Pa. troops, I located Pvt. Stephen H. Dean, 116th Pa. Inf., Co. K. He enlisted Mar. 29, 1864, in Uniontown, Pa. at the age of 35. He was wounded and captured Aug. 25, 1864, at Ream's Station, Va. (siege of Petersburg). He is reported to have died Dec. 3, 1864, but the official burial records credit his death to Dec. 13, 1864. Reading a regimental history might give you more details on the fighting at Ream's Station.
Tuesday, August 30th 2011 - 08:20:55 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR CAROL FROM ARKANSAS
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no listing in Brown's work for John H. Thompson, 4th Tn. Cav. As with many others who were supposed to have died there, it could be unrecorded or he died in another prison, a hospital after release, etc.
Tuesday, August 30th 2011 - 08:14:35 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR CONNIE FROM VA
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no listing for Joseph L. Perrine, 25th NY, in Brown's work. Either his death went unrecorded or he died elsewhere, such as after release, or was sent to another prison.
Tuesday, August 30th 2011 - 08:09:59 AM
First name is OK -: Carol
State you are from? -: Arkansas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John H. Thompson
Your Question or Comment !! -: John H. Thompson was a Union soldier who fought with the 4th Tennessee Calvary and was imprisoned is Salisbury Prison. He died there. I would like to know more about the prison, and his death.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Someone in the family has done research on the family. Various websites gave me a few particulars.
Monday, August 29th 2011 - 12:52:57 PM
First name is OK -: Brian
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://rbkulp@verizon.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Stephan Dean
Your Question or Comment !! -: Trying to find out what happened to Dean who was in the PA 116 K. I believe he was wounded and captured at Reams Station VA. Some questionable info I have says he died at Andersonville of starvation. Other info says he died in Dec. (3rd or 13th) 1864 at Salisbury NC. Thats all I know. Can you help? It will be appreciated! Brian
How did you discover the info you have now?: Various sites online....also a headstone for a relative of his
Sunday, August 28th 2011 - 05:27:30 PM
First name is OK -: Connie
State you are from? -: Virginia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Joseph l. Perrine
Your Question or Comment !! -: Joseph l. Perrine was a corporal in the 25th ny in the civil war. He was a pow and died at salisbury prison. He was my great great grandfather's first son. Do you have any information on him. Thanks for your help.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family history
Thursday, August 25th 2011 - 08:01:04 PM
First name is OK -: jane
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Buckner Ray
Your Question or Comment !! -: I believe he was a senior guard at the prison. He was from Wake County. I was wondering if you have any records about him or a picture of him. Thanks. Jane mjplaskie@att.net
Friday, August 19th 2011 - 05:31:39 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR DIANA FROM IOWA
Your Question or Comment !! -: A check of Brown's work shows no listing for James Chrisman, 24th Iowa, Co. B. If he died in Salisbury, it went unrecorded. Burials in this time frame were in the 18 trenches with no markings. For your info, it appears he was captured in the fighting at Cedar Creek, Va., on Oct. 19, 1864.
Saturday, August 13th 2011 - 07:34:34 PM
First name is OK -: Diana
State you are from? -: Iowa
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James Crisman
Your Question or Comment !! -: I would like to confirm any information on his time and death at the Confederate prison(s) - Civil War, Co B, 24th IA Volunteer Infantry, Private; captured 19 Oct 1864, died in "Rebel prison camp" in Salisbury, NC, and possibly learn where he is buried.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From the pension file of his brother, John B. Crisman, who was captured and imprisoned with him. John was parolled, in ill health, but alive, 1 Mar 1865, at Ferry, NC, and reported James' death.
Saturday, August 13th 2011 - 04:18:40 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSER FOR JOHN FROM WEST VIRGINIA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I can find no listing for Isaac Pool, 10th West Virginia Regiment.
Friday, August 12th 2011 - 03:30:49 PM
First name is OK -: John
State you are from? -: West Virginia
Homepage URL -: http://jpoole@iolinc.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Issac Pool 10th reg. west virginia
Your Question or Comment !! -: Is he buried here and if so where ?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Genealogy reserch
Thursday, August 11th 2011 - 06:22:18 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon 83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR DAVID FROM NEW YORK
Your Question or Comment !! -: Brown only lists one: Andrews, William, pvt., 4th NY Heavy Artillery, Batt. I, DOD of November 3, 1864. During this time frame, burial was in one of the trenches, no individual markings of any kind.
Thursday, August 11th 2011 - 08:56:57 AM
First name is OK -: David
State you are from? -: New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William B. Andrews
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for grave
How did you discover the info you have now?: History of Stephentown, NY from Landmarks of Rensselaer County, by George Baker Anderson, 1897
Wednesday, August 10th 2011 - 03:36:24 PM
First name is OK -: Phyllis
State you are from? -: Delaware
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John H. Foster
Your Question or Comment !! -: This is a very informative site. Thank you for sharing all this information. I would like to add to your POW list. My 3rd great grandfather, John H. Foster was a prisoner at the camp and died on Dec. 2, 1864. He was with Co. H of the 10th Regiment of West Virginia. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove, on Oct. 19, 1864. Records indicate he was "brot from Lynchburg, VA, Borne, VA" and first confined at Richmond, VA on Oct. 23. He was then moved to Salisbury on Nov. 4(?), 1864.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I obtained this information from the NARA POW records and muster roll cards.
Wednesday, August 3rd 2011 - 03:49:03 PM
First name is OK -: Jay G
State you are from? -: New Jersey
Homepage URL -: http://JGcivilwar@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: pvt Samuel J Keckler
Your Question or Comment !! -: Samuel J Keckler was in the 1st PA reserves 30th regiment vol company k, they were a famous compnay that were rasied in gettysburg in 1861 went three years through the war only to return to fight at gettysburg half stregnth on little round top and the wheat feild 2nd day of the battle.. he was later transfered to the 190th pa veteran vol infantry along with several of his company members because they reelisted sometime during the earlier winter months... samuel was only 18-19 when he joined and was a blacksmith by trade... after being with the 190th company a for 2 months in august of 1864 on the 19th he and 2500 or so of his compatriots were caputered at weldon rr virgina ... he was sent to salsibury prison were he died on feburary 2nd 1865 along with anthor form his original company k obidiah m bearde... I am currently in possesion of a photo of samuel.. I belive its the only photo of samuel... along with his entire company k taken june 4th 1863 just before gettysburg... If you want all the information i have on samuel i will be happy to offer it to anyone... just write.. he was my Great Great Great Granduncle...
How did you discover the info you have now?: ancestry .com , penn state history website , adams county archives, other pa civil war websites various, a history of compnay k book.
Saturday, July 16th 2011 - 06:16:18 PM
First name is OK -: Jay G
State you are from? -: New Jersey
Homepage URL -: http://JGcivilwar@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel J Keckler
Your Question or Comment !! -: Correction to e-mail address above and date of samuels death it was 1865 not 1864... If you want all the information i have on samuel i will be happy to offer it to anyone... just write.. he was my Great Great Great Granduncle...
How did you discover the info you have now?: see below...
Saturday, July 16th 2011 - 06:05:15 PM
First name is OK -: Jay G
State you are from? -: New Jersey
Homepage URL -: http://maxpowers135@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel J Keckler
Your Question or Comment !! -: Samuel J Keckler was in the 1st PA reserves 30th regiment vol company k, they were a famous compnay that were rasied in gettysburg in 1861 went three years through the war only to return to fight at gettysburg half stregnth on little round top and the wheat feild 2nd day of the battle.. he was later transfered to the 190th pa veteran vol infantry along with several of his company members because they reelisted sometime during the earlier winter months... samuel was only 18-19 when he joined and was a blacksmith by trade... after being with the 190th company a for 2 months in august of 1864 on the 19th he and 2500 or so of his compatriots were caputered at weldon rr virgina ... he was sent to salsibury prison were he died on feburary 2nd 1864 along with anthor form his original company k obidiah m bearde... I am currently in possesion of a photo of samuel.. I belive its the only photo of samuel... along with his entire company k taken june 4th 1863 just before gettysburg...
How did you discover the info you have now?: ancestry .com , penn state history website , adams county archives, other pa civil war websites various, a history of compnay k book.
Saturday, July 16th 2011 - 02:31:01 PM
First name is OK -: Tom
State you are from? -: New Jersey
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lt. Gustav Adolf Weise (Wiese)
Your Question or Comment !! -: Is there any information about this Union Soldier available?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family records.
Saturday, July 16th 2011 - 02:18:08 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR JAMES FROM CAL.
Your Question or Comment !! -: You didn't list a state for your relative's unit but the unit's regimental history or his service records are your best source for his place and date of capture. Info such as this was never kept in prison files unless a researcher in modern times created this info for the prison historical society's records.
Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 08:26:30 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 !! -: Looking for information on my 3xs great grandfather John Passage Jr, who died at the Salisbury Prison in March of 1865. Was wondering if any prison records still exist?
Monday, July 11th 2011 - 04:39:34 PM
First name is OK -: James
State you are from? -: CA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John T. Hemenover
Your Question or Comment !! -: Company E, Third Regiment - Cavalry. Mustered in Jan. 4, '64 Died of diarrhea at Salisbury, N. C., Dec. 4, '64; buried at Nat. Cemetery, Salisbury, N. C.; POW Was trying to find out exactly when and under what circumstances (ie which battle) he was captured and sent to Salisbury?
How did you discover the info you have now?: New Jersey military records search engine
Monday, July 11th 2011 - 01:45:39 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MIKE SARNO FROM CT.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Brown's lists show a James Rogers, Pvt., Company E, 14th Ct. Reg., dying 12-7-64. If this is your man, in this time frame of Salisbury, he would have been buried in one of the trenches. If there is a tombstone in Ct. for him, it may be a "memorial" type marker, no body under it. I have heard of this many times, whether dying in a prison or the body was never found or identified on a battlefield.
Friday, June 24th 2011 - 09:21:53 AM
First name is OK -: mike sarno
State you are from? -: Ct
Homepage URL -: http://mikesarno1951@gmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: james englis rogers
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am researching Ct. POWs buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford Ct. for an upcoming tour. Pvt Rogers of the 14th Ct regiment died at Salisbury on or about 12/13/1863. He may have been 17 or 18 at the time. Would you have any information on him in your records. He was just a farm hand before the war so there's not much of a trail to follow. Thanks for your help. Mike
How did you discover the info you have now?: Military records of the 14th Ct., cemetery records, and census records. No obits were found in local historical newspapers.
Wednesday, June 22nd 2011 - 04:40:49 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MIKE FROM NC VIA NJ
Your Question or Comment !! -: I suggest you find a copy of The Salisbury Prison by Louis A. Brown, revised edition. He talks about deserters at Salisbury, both Union and Confederate. His sources might also give you a direction to follow in your quest for info.
Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 07:28:09 AM
First name is OK -: Mike
State you are from? -: NC via NJ
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Confederate deserters held at Salisbury Prision
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am extremely interested in desertion during the CW for soldiers on both sides of the conflict. I would like to find a source for names of Confederate deserters who were convicted and sent to Salisbury Prison. I would like as much information on these men as exists.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I have been researching desertion for some time and am constantly looking for specific data on deserters.
Wednesday, June 15th 2011 - 05:23:53 PM

First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR CHRIS IRVIN FROM PA
Your Question or Comment !! -: Checking several sources, it appears Hollinger was captured while on picket duty. Guessing, he was sent to Richmond before he went to Salisbury where there is no record of him in Brown's lists. When the prison closed at the end of Feb. 1865, those prisoners who could not walk were sent by train to Richmond for exchange. If this is the case for your relative, he died before he could be exchanged. I suggest contacting the Park Service in Richmond and ask them to check their cemetery lists.
Thursday, December 8th 2011 - 01:30:47 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR DON FROM ILLINOIS
Your Question or Comment !! -: I can find no record of Dion H. Cotrell, 11th Mich Cav., Co D.
Thursday, December 8th 2011 - 01:12:29 PM
First name is OK -: Don
State you are from? -: Illinois
Homepage URL -: http://buffalodon52@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Dion H. Cottrell 11th Michigan Cav
Your Question or Comment !! -: Hi--I am looking to see if Dion H. Cottrell of Co.D 11th MI Cav was interred at Salisbury. He went missing on 10-2-64 at the Battle of Saltville Va. I do not see him in Andersonville, and HDS shows him returning to his regiment in 6/65. Thanks!
How did you discover the info you have now?: HDS and NPS
Wednesday, December 7th 2011 - 12:05:29 PM
First name is OK -: Chris Irvin
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://jamesbegatwilmer.blogspot.com/
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel Hollinger
Your Question or Comment !! -: Samuel Hollinger (PA 209th, Company F) was held at Salisbury Prison. According to the military service file I received from NARA, he was captured on Nov 17th, 1864 and sent to Salisbury on Dec 4, 1864. At some point, he was sent to Richmond where he died on or about March 2, 1865. Would you have any information on when he left Salisbury and where he was sent? Also, if he died in Richmond, would you have any recommendations that could direct me to possible burial sites? Samuel is my great-great-great-grandfather. Thank you.
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archives & Records Admin Military Records File
Tuesday, December 6th 2011 - 09:15:41 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR SANDI FROM CALIF.
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no listing for Merton L. Brown, 100th New York, on any of Brown's lists.
Tuesday, November 29th 2011 - 08:49:59 AM
First name is OK -: Sandi
State you are from? -: Caliifornia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Merton L. Brown
Your Question or Comment !! -: Captured 5/31/1862 at Battle of Fair Oak, confined at Richmond, VA and then transferred 6/3/1862 to Salisbury, N.C. No further record. He was in the 100th.N.Y. Infantry Regiment. Any record of his death at Salisbury? Any record of his even being at Salisbury? Any info greatly appreciated.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Ancestry.com Military records
Tuesday, November 29th 2011 - 05:20:02 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MARLEA FROM LA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I need your relative's state, regiment, and company before I can see if he is listed. I can only check for desertion, in the hospital or dying in the prison.
Sunday, November 27th 2011 - 08:40:32 AM
First name is OK -: Marlea Haugen
State you are from? -: LA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Corpral John Hughes
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great grandfather was captured on Aug 13, 1864 at Berryville, VA and may have been sent to Salisbury.
Saturday, November 26th 2011 - 05:30:18 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR OWEN FRM MAINE
Your Question or Comment !! -: You have all the available info on Oliver Stover through this site except he was buried in one of the trenches for the unknowns, viewable on the main page of this site. My only suggestion would be to try to find a regimental history on the 16th Maine. This might give you some info on where he fought and was possibly captured.
Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 09:51:18 AM
First name is OK -: Tom Stadtmiller
State you are from? -: NY
Homepage URL -: http://tfstadt@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Yes
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great-great-grandfather was a member of Co C 4th NY Heavy Artillery. He was captured along with about 2,000 others at the 2nd Battle of Reams Station VA on 25 August 1864. He was taken, supposedly, to Salisbury NC prisoner camp. Is there any existing information about him that is publically available. Thank you Tom Stadtmiller
How did you discover the info you have now?: I read a history of 4th NY Heavy and learned he was captured. In the history it was briefly mentioned that many of those captured were taken to Salisbury.
Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 08:07:46 AM
First name is OK -: Owen
State you are from? -: Maine
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Oliver Stover
Your Question or Comment !! -: Oliver was a private in Company I, 16th regiment Maine Infantry. Died December 7, 1864 in Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina. Would like any information beyond this to add to my family history files. The Military Archives used to be helpful but the new improved sites are too complicated to find anything.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family Records and a Chance find on Civil War Soldiers.
Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 03:19:00 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR JUANITA FROM MICHIGAN
Your Question or Comment !! -: A check of the lists in Brown's work shows no listing for John Passage Jr., 24th Michigan, Co. C. It's still possible he died there; records are far from complete. If you can determine he died at Salisbury after Oct. 1864, he will be in one of the 18 trenches for the unknowns.
Monday, November 21st 2011 - 08:19:47 AM
First name is OK -: Juanita
State you are from? -: Michigan
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: john passage, junior
Your Question or Comment !! -: Michigan 24th company C Is he buried here?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family Bible
Sunday, November 20th 2011 - 05:21:21 PM
First name is OK -: Patricia
State you are from? -: California
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prison-Andrew Carrithers
Your Question or Comment !! -: Andrew Carrithers died June 2 1865 in the Post Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Was he buied near there? Thank you pcammock@yahoo.com
Saturday, November 19th 2011 - 07:08:08 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MARIKO FROM FLORIDA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I can't explain the 46th Pa., Co. A info in the letter as I can find no info on him in this unit. Everything I found is for 45th Pa., Co. E. Age 19 at enlistment Feb. 29, 1864, in Hollidaysburg, Pa., resided in Clarion County, Pa., occupation farmer, 6 ft. tall, dark hair and eyes, fair complexion. Captured Sep. 30, 1864, at Peebles' Farm action during the siege of Petersburg, died Dec. 10, 1864, at Salisbury, N. C. Prison. Spelling in App. V of Brown's work is Glinn.
Friday, November 18th 2011 - 07:55:45 AM
First name is OK -: Mariko
State you are from? -: FL
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William B Glenn
Your Question or Comment !! -: I bought a letter from him to his sister. Seeking more information on him. He died in Salisbury Prison 12/10/1864. His letter states 46th Regt Private Co A but online it refers to him being in the 45th and Co E. "William B. Glenn PA 45 E Private Captured - died at Salisbury, N. C. on December 10, 1864." Having a hard time finding him online. Just wanting more information to go with the letter and photograph I have. I tried to google his name and didn't have much luck. Thank you.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Bought the letter and the picture (copy) was included.
Thursday, November 17th 2011 - 07:08:26 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MARILYN FROM NY
Your Question or Comment !! -: William Waltemeyer (Waltermyer on App. V list), 146th NY Reg., Co. D, died Feb. 4, 1865.
Tuesday, November 15th 2011 - 09:21:50 AM
First name is OK -: Marilyn
State you are from? -: NY
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Waltemeyer
Your Question or Comment !! -: Did he die at Salisbury?
Monday, November 14th 2011 - 04:11:46 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: INFO FOR MO FROM VA
Your Question or Comment !! -: What your relative did was not uncommon; survival was the key motivation. We each have to make our own decision in matters such as this and we can't walk in another's shoes. I checked the appendix in Brown's work which lists the deserters; Adair was not listed.
Thursday, November 3rd 2011 - 08:55:48 AM
First name is OK -: Moe
State you are from? -: va
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: no
Your Question or Comment !! -: I just wanted to inform you all that my great grand father was listed with Co. D 54th REG't PA vol. and captured in a battle near Winchester Va. Nov. 22nd. 1864 and sent to Salisbury NC. In his records he took an oath CS to escape starvation, he then ecsaped and returned to the U.S. army and was honorably discharged july 1865. His is name Hugh Adair I just though you all would like to know this.
How did you discover the info you have now?: surfing the net try to find this web site.
Wednesday, November 2nd 2011 - 09:44:48 PM
First name is OK -: PF
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Daniel Jameson died salisbury NC
Your Question or Comment !! -: Came across his story on Flickr Also checked his service record Have placed a memorial at Find A grave Website http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79324014 Will be quite glad to trasfer memorial to Jameson relations-and place his picture there as well Please pass on above to John of PA who signed in May 25, 2009 http://www.gorowan.com/salisburyprison/guest2009/index.html
How did you discover the info you have now?: NY Adj General Report on 75th NY Infantry
Wednesday, October 26th 2011 - 01:27:37 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR PATRICIA FROM OHIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: Both brothers may have been at Salisbury but there is no record for either. The released prisoners from Salisbury went north through either Richmond or Wilmington, NC. I would try to check Andersonville Prison as many of the victims of the Sultana were from there.
Sunday, October 16th 2011 - 09:42:48 AM
First name is OK -: Patricia
State you are from? -: OH
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Solomon Harrington, Gideon Harrington
Your Question or Comment !! -: Solomon and Gideon Harrington were brothers from Ohio who both served with the 102OVI CO H. Solomon was my gggrandfather. I know that he was at Salisbury but have no information about when he was there. I am also wondering if because they were in the same unit if Gideon was there also. Gideon died in the explosion of the Steamship Sultana. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pat
How did you discover the info you have now?: For Solomon the 1890 Veterans Census provided the information that he was a POW at Salisbury. I found the information about Gideon in his widow's pension application.
Saturday, October 15th 2011 - 05:27:28 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR VONNIE FROM SC
Your Question or Comment !! -: More info on John D. Cantrell would help (Union or Confederate, state and unit) but a check of the appendices in Brown's work are all negative. If he was Confederate, Brown does not list the Confederate burials which were in a local church cemetery.
Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 07:47:18 AM
First name is OK -: Vonnie Cantrell
State you are from? -: SC
Homepage URL -: http://vonniecantrell@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Dillard Cantrell
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have been told that my great great grandfather is buried here, but I do not see him listed
How did you discover the info you have now?: ancestry.com
Tuesday, October 11th 2011 - 02:47:27 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR DORI FROM CAL.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Since no files were kept, or if they were, destroyed somewhere in time, the info you are seeking is not available through this prison website. The only way info on James E. Wood would be found was if he deserted, was admitted to the hospital or died, and these lists are far from accurate. I checked; he is not listed. My suggestion would be to apply for his military records but you are going to need his unit to do this.
Thursday, October 6th 2011 - 09:51:04 AM
First name is OK -: dori
State you are from? -: ca
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: james e. wood
Your Question or Comment !! -: info on his incarceration while at your prison. rank etc. during the war. he was a union soldier from illinois
How did you discover the info you have now?: family history
Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 04:55:43 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: To the host of this dreambook
Your Question or Comment !! -: I answered Garry from Pa.; why isn't it posted.
Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 11:29:25 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR GERRY FROM PA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I checked my available sources for Cpl. Christian Shoemaker, 98-A. The only info I locate shows he was captured, but not when or where, and that he died on Apr. 2, 1865, of cruel treatment while a prisoner. Salisbury was closed by the end of Feb. 1865, and Stoneman burned it during his raid on Apr. 12-13, 1865. When the prison closed, if Shoemaker was at Salisbury, he could have been sent to Union lines through Richmond, Va. or Wilmington, N.C. From either location, paroled Union prisoners went to Annapolis, Md., where they were given medical attention. Those healthy enough were sent back to their unit or sent home to recuperate. Since he died, Shoemaker could have been held at any of these locations, hoping for his health to improve, until he died. If you have definite info that his death was at Salisbury, I would appreciate you forwarding it to the e-mail address above as I am trying to compile accurate lists of Pa. soldiers at Salisbury.
Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 09:37:08 AM
First name is OK -: Gerry
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://desteufelsmess@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Christian Shoemaker
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for information/burial on Christian Shoemaker of the 98th P.V.I Co. A. Died while trying to escape on the account of starvation in April 1865.
How did you discover the info you have now?: His obituary, regimental history, and family genealogy.
Tuesday, October 4th 2011 - 10:27:37 PM
First name is OK -: spillman
State you are from? -: n.c.
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: spillman
Your Question or Comment !! -: Thanks to whoever started this.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Just by accident. Curious about Davie County during the civil war.
Tuesday, October 4th 2011 - 06:44:48 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MIKE ARMSTONG FROM OHIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: You have all the info on Brown's lists relative to Edward F. Armstrong. I'm working on the Pa. soldiers who died at Salisbury but the true names and number will never be known for any state.
Wednesday, September 28th 2011 - 04:56:38 PM
First name is OK -: Mike Armstrong
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prison
Your Question or Comment !! -: Any information on Edward F. Armstrong, Co. A, 149th Ohio National Guard. Died 1/8/1865. You have a great site here. Hopefully you will be able to liast ALL who fell here. Mike A.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I am a genealogist of 50 years.
Tuesday, September 27th 2011 - 05:55:12 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR DENISE FROM NY
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no listing for Levi Sampson, 111th NY Vol. on any of the lists in Louis A. Brown's book, "The Salisbury Prison" (revised edition). The book you read on the 111th NY will give you an idea about his capture and Mr. Brown's book, if you can locate a copy, will give you general info on the prison. The only other suggestion is to apply for his service records.
Wednesday, September 21st 2011 - 05:06:10 PM
First name is OK -: Denise
State you are from? -: NY
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Levi Samson, also known as Sampson
Your Question or Comment !! -: Levi was with the 111th volunteers out of New York. He was captured October 30, 1864 while on picket. He arrived by NC Railroad to Salisbury prison early November 1864. He was officially paroled out March 4, 1865. He is my great great great great uncle. Does anyone have any information or documentation they can share regarding Levi Samson (Sampson). Thank you in advance for your help!
How did you discover the info you have now?: A book written about the 111th volunteers
Wednesday, September 21st 2011 - 06:11:05 AM
First name is OK -: Denise
State you are from? -: NY
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Levi Samson, also known as Sampson
Your Question or Comment !! -: Levi was with the 111th volunteers out of New York. He was captured October 30, 1864 while on picket. He arrived by NC Railroad to Salisbury prison early November 1864. He was officially paroled out March 4, 1865. He is my great great great great uncle. Does anyone have any information or documentation they can share regarding Levi Samson (Sampson). Thank you in advance for your help!
How did you discover the info you have now?: A book written about the 111th volunteers
Tuesday, September 20th 2011 - 10:57:08 PM
First name is OK -: Tracey
State you are from? -: NY
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Delos Shattuck
Your Question or Comment !! -: Delos Shattuck is my 2nd Great Grand Uncle. From what I've found he died in the prison on January 9, 1865. I know that he was buried in his home town of Bergen, NY. He enlisted on December 24, 1863. Do you have any information about him? My email addy is krieg.tracey@yahoo.com Thank you
How did you discover the info you have now?: through research
Tuesday, September 20th 2011 - 05:15:50 PM
First name is OK -: Bill Hartley
State you are from? -: Maryland
Homepage URL -: http://www.greater-maryland-paranormal-society.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: 1st Sgt Jonas Hartsell of Co A 57th NCV
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am the ggg-grandson of 1st Sgt Jonas Hartsell of the 57th NCV Co A. I just wanted to stop by the site and run a idea past you all. As you know the 57th NCV formed there on July 4th 1862. And I was wondering if there was going to be anything going on there as of July 4th 2012? If not there should be something special like a get together of the descendants of all who were at the Prison. Guards, prisoners whom ever. This will be the 150th Anniversary of the forming of the 57th NCV and Col Godwins move from over seer of the prison to commander of a unit. If there is something in the works please put me on a list so I can plan to be there, and if not pass this along to someone there who might want to make it happen. Thanks
Tuesday, September 20th 2011 - 02:51:47 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR ABBY FROM TENN.
Your Question or Comment !! -: I think I have the right man, Lewis Millard Baird, but the spelling on Brown's lists are Beard. Appendix M-3, a list of political prisoners made on Feb. 17, 1863, shows: Beard, L. M., Campbell Co., Tn., farmer, arrested Nov. 1, 1862, for disloyalty. (death?) Appendix M-4 (Civilian Deaths)confirms the death: Beard, L., cit. of Tn., DOD May 11, 1864. Appendix V (all deaths in the prison)also has the same death listing. For this time frame in Salisbury history, his body should have been buried in a marked grave but Appendix U-2 which shows the individual graves carries no listing.
Wednesday, September 14th 2011 - 09:16:30 PM
First name is OK -: Abby
State you are from? -: Tennessee
Homepage URL -: http://abaird1501@comcast.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lewis Millard Baird
Your Question or Comment !! -: Do you have anymore information on this person, the family has passed down a letter that was dictated for him and sent to his family in Elk Valley, Tn. He was taken as arebel prisoner because he would not take the oath of allegiance to the confederacy. It was thought that Jeff Davis spoke to him in person but he still refused.
How did you discover the info you have now?: searching family history and the letter has been posted for anyone who is looking for information.
Wednesday, September 14th 2011 - 02:49:59 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR PAT FROM TN
Your Question or Comment !! -: There are no surviving files, if there were any originally, on individual soldiers at Salisbury Prison, just several lists in the appendices of Louis A. Brown's work, "The Salisbury Prison." Mr. Brown compiled his lists from several sources he located during his research. App. L-4 shows O'Meara, Tim, Capt., Tammany Regt., 20th NY, still being held as of June 2, 1862; no release date is given.
Wednesday, September 7th 2011 - 09:47:36 AM
First name is OK -: Pat
State you are from? -: TN
Homepage URL -: http://www.chicagosirishlegion.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Captain Tim O'Meara, 42nd NY
Your Question or Comment !! -: Do you have information about O'Meara's imprisonment at Salisbury? He was captured at Ball's Bluff (October 21, 1861), confined at Richmond and, presumably sent to Tuscalossa, AL before being at Salisbury. He was paroled in late July or August 1862. Dates of his imprisonment at Salisbury, if available in the records, would be helpful. Anything else associated with his imprisonment would also be appreciated.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Several written accounts at Richmond and his acquaintance with Corcoran at Salisbury.
Tuesday, September 6th 2011 - 06:34:45 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR LAURIE FROM ONTARIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: Several problems with your question. One, you didn't give the unit(s) for the Frosts. This is very important. Second, your question concerned Florence and Andersonville Prisons. This site is for Salisbury Prison. On the chance it might have been Salisbury Prison, repost your question with the Frosts' unit and I'll check Brown's lists.
Thursday, September 1st 2011 - 03:05:22 PM
First name is OK -: Laurie
State you are from? -: ontario Canada
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Byron Frost or Henry Frost
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have family pictures and one states Byron died in Florence.Andersonville has the two brothers as being released.I would like to confirm whicch of these are accurate records.Younger brother Jesse was discharged early in war. Both were captureed at Wilderness.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I bought a familt grouping of dauguerrotypes and on Byrons it has written ibformation under picture.Have mom and dad as well as picture of Henry.Would like to write an article on the family.
Thursday, September 1st 2011 - 11:12:13 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: MORE INFO FOR BRIAN FROM PA
Your Question or Comment !! -: Sorry for the lack of prison, he died in Salisbury and will be in one of the 18 trenches.
Tuesday, August 30th 2011 - 02:34:30 PM
First name is OK -: Brian
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://rbkulp@verizon.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Both
Your Question or Comment !! -: Bill....THANKS for the prompt and good info! I'm still wondering where Stephen Dean ended up....was he in Salisbury Prison or Andersonville? Where was he buried? I'll appreciate any info you can provide or where else I can search. Thanks Again
Tuesday, August 30th 2011 - 11:00:09 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR BRIAN FROM PA
Your Question or Comment !! -: From various sources on Pa. troops, I located Pvt. Stephen H. Dean, 116th Pa. Inf., Co. K. He enlisted Mar. 29, 1864, in Uniontown, Pa. at the age of 35. He was wounded and captured Aug. 25, 1864, at Ream's Station, Va. (siege of Petersburg). He is reported to have died Dec. 3, 1864, but the official burial records credit his death to Dec. 13, 1864. Reading a regimental history might give you more details on the fighting at Ream's Station.
Tuesday, August 30th 2011 - 08:20:55 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR CAROL FROM ARKANSAS
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no listing in Brown's work for John H. Thompson, 4th Tn. Cav. As with many others who were supposed to have died there, it could be unrecorded or he died in another prison, a hospital after release, etc.
Tuesday, August 30th 2011 - 08:14:35 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR CONNIE FROM VA
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no listing for Joseph L. Perrine, 25th NY, in Brown's work. Either his death went unrecorded or he died elsewhere, such as after release, or was sent to another prison.
Tuesday, August 30th 2011 - 08:09:59 AM
First name is OK -: Carol
State you are from? -: Arkansas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John H. Thompson
Your Question or Comment !! -: John H. Thompson was a Union soldier who fought with the 4th Tennessee Calvary and was imprisoned is Salisbury Prison. He died there. I would like to know more about the prison, and his death.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Someone in the family has done research on the family. Various websites gave me a few particulars.
Monday, August 29th 2011 - 12:52:57 PM
First name is OK -: Brian
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://rbkulp@verizon.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Stephan Dean
Your Question or Comment !! -: Trying to find out what happened to Dean who was in the PA 116 K. I believe he was wounded and captured at Reams Station VA. Some questionable info I have says he died at Andersonville of starvation. Other info says he died in Dec. (3rd or 13th) 1864 at Salisbury NC. Thats all I know. Can you help? It will be appreciated! Brian
How did you discover the info you have now?: Various sites online....also a headstone for a relative of his
Sunday, August 28th 2011 - 05:27:30 PM
First name is OK -: Connie
State you are from? -: Virginia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Joseph l. Perrine
Your Question or Comment !! -: Joseph l. Perrine was a corporal in the 25th ny in the civil war. He was a pow and died at salisbury prison. He was my great great grandfather's first son. Do you have any information on him. Thanks for your help.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family history
Thursday, August 25th 2011 - 08:01:04 PM
First name is OK -: jane
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Buckner Ray
Your Question or Comment !! -: I believe he was a senior guard at the prison. He was from Wake County. I was wondering if you have any records about him or a picture of him. Thanks. Jane mjplaskie@att.net
Friday, August 19th 2011 - 05:31:39 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR DIANA FROM IOWA
Your Question or Comment !! -: A check of Brown's work shows no listing for James Chrisman, 24th Iowa, Co. B. If he died in Salisbury, it went unrecorded. Burials in this time frame were in the 18 trenches with no markings. For your info, it appears he was captured in the fighting at Cedar Creek, Va., on Oct. 19, 1864.
Saturday, August 13th 2011 - 07:34:34 PM
First name is OK -: Diana
State you are from? -: Iowa
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James Crisman
Your Question or Comment !! -: I would like to confirm any information on his time and death at the Confederate prison(s) - Civil War, Co B, 24th IA Volunteer Infantry, Private; captured 19 Oct 1864, died in "Rebel prison camp" in Salisbury, NC, and possibly learn where he is buried.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From the pension file of his brother, John B. Crisman, who was captured and imprisoned with him. John was parolled, in ill health, but alive, 1 Mar 1865, at Ferry, NC, and reported James' death.
Saturday, August 13th 2011 - 04:18:40 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSER FOR JOHN FROM WEST VIRGINIA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I can find no listing for Isaac Pool, 10th West Virginia Regiment.
Friday, August 12th 2011 - 03:30:49 PM
First name is OK -: John
State you are from? -: West Virginia
Homepage URL -: http://jpoole@iolinc.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Issac Pool 10th reg. west virginia
Your Question or Comment !! -: Is he buried here and if so where ?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Genealogy reserch
Thursday, August 11th 2011 - 06:22:18 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon 83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR DAVID FROM NEW YORK
Your Question or Comment !! -: Brown only lists one: Andrews, William, pvt., 4th NY Heavy Artillery, Batt. I, DOD of November 3, 1864. During this time frame, burial was in one of the trenches, no individual markings of any kind.
Thursday, August 11th 2011 - 08:56:57 AM
First name is OK -: David
State you are from? -: New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William B. Andrews
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for grave
How did you discover the info you have now?: History of Stephentown, NY from Landmarks of Rensselaer County, by George Baker Anderson, 1897
Wednesday, August 10th 2011 - 03:36:24 PM
First name is OK -: Phyllis
State you are from? -: Delaware
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John H. Foster
Your Question or Comment !! -: This is a very informative site. Thank you for sharing all this information. I would like to add to your POW list. My 3rd great grandfather, John H. Foster was a prisoner at the camp and died on Dec. 2, 1864. He was with Co. H of the 10th Regiment of West Virginia. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove, on Oct. 19, 1864. Records indicate he was "brot from Lynchburg, VA, Borne, VA" and first confined at Richmond, VA on Oct. 23. He was then moved to Salisbury on Nov. 4(?), 1864.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I obtained this information from the NARA POW records and muster roll cards.
Wednesday, August 3rd 2011 - 03:49:03 PM
First name is OK -: Jay G
State you are from? -: New Jersey
Homepage URL -: http://JGcivilwar@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: pvt Samuel J Keckler
Your Question or Comment !! -: Samuel J Keckler was in the 1st PA reserves 30th regiment vol company k, they were a famous compnay that were rasied in gettysburg in 1861 went three years through the war only to return to fight at gettysburg half stregnth on little round top and the wheat feild 2nd day of the battle.. he was later transfered to the 190th pa veteran vol infantry along with several of his company members because they reelisted sometime during the earlier winter months... samuel was only 18-19 when he joined and was a blacksmith by trade... after being with the 190th company a for 2 months in august of 1864 on the 19th he and 2500 or so of his compatriots were caputered at weldon rr virgina ... he was sent to salsibury prison were he died on feburary 2nd 1865 along with anthor form his original company k obidiah m bearde... I am currently in possesion of a photo of samuel.. I belive its the only photo of samuel... along with his entire company k taken june 4th 1863 just before gettysburg... If you want all the information i have on samuel i will be happy to offer it to anyone... just write.. he was my Great Great Great Granduncle...
How did you discover the info you have now?: ancestry .com , penn state history website , adams county archives, other pa civil war websites various, a history of compnay k book.
Saturday, July 16th 2011 - 06:16:18 PM
First name is OK -: Jay G
State you are from? -: New Jersey
Homepage URL -: http://JGcivilwar@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel J Keckler
Your Question or Comment !! -: Correction to e-mail address above and date of samuels death it was 1865 not 1864... If you want all the information i have on samuel i will be happy to offer it to anyone... just write.. he was my Great Great Great Granduncle...
How did you discover the info you have now?: see below...
Saturday, July 16th 2011 - 06:05:15 PM
First name is OK -: Jay G
State you are from? -: New Jersey
Homepage URL -: http://maxpowers135@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel J Keckler
Your Question or Comment !! -: Samuel J Keckler was in the 1st PA reserves 30th regiment vol company k, they were a famous compnay that were rasied in gettysburg in 1861 went three years through the war only to return to fight at gettysburg half stregnth on little round top and the wheat feild 2nd day of the battle.. he was later transfered to the 190th pa veteran vol infantry along with several of his company members because they reelisted sometime during the earlier winter months... samuel was only 18-19 when he joined and was a blacksmith by trade... after being with the 190th company a for 2 months in august of 1864 on the 19th he and 2500 or so of his compatriots were caputered at weldon rr virgina ... he was sent to salsibury prison were he died on feburary 2nd 1864 along with anthor form his original company k obidiah m bearde... I am currently in possesion of a photo of samuel.. I belive its the only photo of samuel... along with his entire company k taken june 4th 1863 just before gettysburg...
How did you discover the info you have now?: ancestry .com , penn state history website , adams county archives, other pa civil war websites various, a history of compnay k book.
Saturday, July 16th 2011 - 02:31:01 PM
First name is OK -: Tom
State you are from? -: New Jersey
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lt. Gustav Adolf Weise (Wiese)
Your Question or Comment !! -: Is there any information about this Union Soldier available?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family records.
Saturday, July 16th 2011 - 02:18:08 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR JAMES FROM CAL.
Your Question or Comment !! -: You didn't list a state for your relative's unit but the unit's regimental history or his service records are your best source for his place and date of capture. Info such as this was never kept in prison files unless a researcher in modern times created this info for the prison historical society's records.
Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 08:26:30 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 !! -: Looking for information on my 3xs great grandfather John Passage Jr, who died at the Salisbury Prison in March of 1865. Was wondering if any prison records still exist?
Monday, July 11th 2011 - 04:39:34 PM
First name is OK -: James
State you are from? -: CA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John T. Hemenover
Your Question or Comment !! -: Company E, Third Regiment - Cavalry. Mustered in Jan. 4, '64 Died of diarrhea at Salisbury, N. C., Dec. 4, '64; buried at Nat. Cemetery, Salisbury, N. C.; POW Was trying to find out exactly when and under what circumstances (ie which battle) he was captured and sent to Salisbury?
How did you discover the info you have now?: New Jersey military records search engine
Monday, July 11th 2011 - 01:45:39 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MIKE SARNO FROM CT.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Brown's lists show a James Rogers, Pvt., Company E, 14th Ct. Reg., dying 12-7-64. If this is your man, in this time frame of Salisbury, he would have been buried in one of the trenches. If there is a tombstone in Ct. for him, it may be a "memorial" type marker, no body under it. I have heard of this many times, whether dying in a prison or the body was never found or identified on a battlefield.
Friday, June 24th 2011 - 09:21:53 AM
First name is OK -: mike sarno
State you are from? -: Ct
Homepage URL -: http://mikesarno1951@gmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: james englis rogers
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am researching Ct. POWs buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford Ct. for an upcoming tour. Pvt Rogers of the 14th Ct regiment died at Salisbury on or about 12/13/1863. He may have been 17 or 18 at the time. Would you have any information on him in your records. He was just a farm hand before the war so there's not much of a trail to follow. Thanks for your help. Mike
How did you discover the info you have now?: Military records of the 14th Ct., cemetery records, and census records. No obits were found in local historical newspapers.
Wednesday, June 22nd 2011 - 04:40:49 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MIKE FROM NC VIA NJ
Your Question or Comment !! -: I suggest you find a copy of The Salisbury Prison by Louis A. Brown, revised edition. He talks about deserters at Salisbury, both Union and Confederate. His sources might also give you a direction to follow in your quest for info.
Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 07:28:09 AM
First name is OK -: Mike
State you are from? -: NC via NJ
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Confederate deserters held at Salisbury Prision
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am extremely interested in desertion during the CW for soldiers on both sides of the conflict. I would like to find a source for names of Confederate deserters who were convicted and sent to Salisbury Prison. I would like as much information on these men as exists.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I have been researching desertion for some time and am constantly looking for specific data on deserters.
Wednesday, June 15th 2011 - 05:23:53 PM

First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR EUGENE FROM NORTH CAROLINA
Your Question or Comment !! -: Penna. records show Jacob Weaver, 211-K, was captured at the Bermuda Hundred, Va. on Nov. 17, 1864. The unknown burial trenches in the cemetery are the original ones. The cemetery was built around those original trenches. As you faced the trenches, the prison was to your left about 1/4 mile on the same side of the RR tracks as the cemetery.
Tuesday, June 7th 2011 - 04:07:26 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR EUGENE FROM NORTH CAROLINA
Your Question or Comment !! -: Penna. records show Jacob Weaver, 211-K, was captured at the Bermuda Hundred, Va. on Nov. 17, 1864. The unknown burial trenches in the cemetery are the original ones. The cemetery was built around those original trenches. As you faced the trenches, the prison was to your left about 1/4 mile on the same side of the RR tracks as the cemetery.
Tuesday, June 7th 2011 - 04:07:10 PM
First name is OK -: EUGENE
State you are from? -: NORTH CAROLINA
Homepage URL -: http://WWW.LOISWOOSTER@YAHOO.COM
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: JACOB WEAVER
Your Question or Comment !! -: DIED WHILE A PRISONER OF WAR WHILE AT THE CONFEDERATE PRISONER WAR CAMP IN SALISBURY, NC. ON FEBRUARY 13, 1865. HE SERVED IN COMPANY K 211 PENNSYLVANIA REGIMENT. IS HE BURIED THERE IN AN UNMARKED GRAVE? IS THE CEMETERY LOCATED ON WHAT WAS THE CONFEDERATE PRISONER WAR SITE.
How did you discover the info you have now?: THRU PATERNAL FAMILY RECORDERS. HE WAS MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER. WE STOPPED THERE ON SUNDAY AND WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE MANNER IT IS KEPT.
Tuesday, June 7th 2011 - 03:00:59 PM
First name is OK -: Jay
State you are from? -: Wisconsin
Homepage URL -: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14954031/family
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Granville W. Pillsbury
Your Question or Comment !! -: Are there any photos of the WI 36th Infantry Co. F in existance or any books with them mentioned specifically? I do have a lot of information on Granville(my GGGGrandfather)so anyone interested I am at j4gb03@msn.com.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I have family stories, WI historical society hard copy muster Rolls and his certificate which is available on Ancestry.com
Tuesday, June 7th 2011 - 02:34:24 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR RICK FROM PA ON NICHOLAS PUHL
Your Question or Comment !! -: A check of Pa. regimental files shows Nicholas Puhl enlisting in Company H, 116th Pa. in Feb. 1864, when he was 18 and discharged in June 1865. There is also a John Puhl listed, joining the same company and regiment in Feb. 1864, when he was 18, wounded near Five Forks and discharged in June 1865.
Thursday, June 2nd 2011 - 07:17:08 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MISS MEGAN FROM NC/VA REL ROBT. LIVINGSTON
Your Question or Comment !! -: It took a while to find the info so I hope you are still checking this site. Livingston was wounded in the Nov. 1864 mass escape attempt, dying in early December. He is believed to be buried in one of the trenches. His father was supposedly informed of his death but never visited Salisbury. Two rumors about his enlistment; he volunteered and he was drugged before he volunteered. If you want more info, contact me on the e-mail address.
Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 11:10:15 AM
First name is OK -: Rick
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http:// rvogel618@comcast.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Nicholas Puhl
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for any information regarding Nicholas Puhl private PA 116 regiment. Captured at Deep Bottom Virginia August 1864.
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Military Records.
Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 07:52:20 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR BONNIE FROM CALIFORNIA
Your Question or Comment !! -: Brown's work has no listing for Richard Haas (Hawes). The prison was closing at this time; records were poor at best most of the time and probably worse during the closing. Several prisoners at the death house were the main source for any record keeping. He could have died on the train to Richmond or the march and train ride to Goldsboro/Wilmington, NC, both places were exchange points for the closing. If in Richmond, maybe the various cemeteries might have a listing. If on the march and train ride, he could have been buried almost anywhere along the way.
Tuesday, May 31st 2011 - 10:38:21 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR SPENCER PITTS FROM SOUTH DAKOTA
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no record of Newman Pitts, 19th Wisconsin Reg. in Brown's work. It's still possible he was a prisoner, records are far from complete and never will be. Also check the Richmond Prisons (Libby, Belle Isle, Castle Thunder).
Tuesday, May 31st 2011 - 10:30:36 AM
First name is OK -: Bonnie
State you are from? -: California
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Richard Haas aka Hawes
Your Question or Comment !! -: He died there, of starvation, on 25 Feb 1865. Would he have an individual grave marker or would he be in one of the mass graves? Or would his remains have been returned to his family in Michigan? I don't have his complete Civil War record from NARA but what I do have doesn't indicate; at least not as I recall. Thank you.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Civil War Record obtained from NARA many years ago.
Monday, May 30th 2011 - 08:24:12 PM
First name is OK -: spencer pitts
State you are from? -: south dakota
Homepage URL -: http://spencerpitts@q.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: newman w pitts pvt Co. 'A' 19th regiment Wis
Your Question or Comment !! -: need to know if he was intern here around 27, oct,1864. taken prisoner at fair oaks, virginia. And if he died and approximate date of death. thanks.
How did you discover the info you have now?: family records, some information from the internet.
Monday, May 30th 2011 - 01:45:44 PM
First name is OK -: Rob
State you are from? -: NH
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Elijah T Grace
Your Question or Comment !! -: He died there in Dec 1864.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Washington DC war records
Sunday, May 29th 2011 - 12:24:23 PM
First name is OK -: jon
State you are from? -: nc
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: civil war re-enactor
Your Question or Comment !! -: more info needs to disclosed to the public to appreciate nc state history. it MUST be remembered for future generations.
How did you discover the info you have now?: history major in college
Saturday, May 28th 2011 - 05:26:11 PM
First name is OK -: Kevin
State you are from? -: Massachusetts
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Moulton
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have a relative that was an inmate there. He was from Massachusetts I believe and was named Daniel Moulton.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family heirlooms carved from wood and bone while a prisoner there.
Thursday, May 26th 2011 - 09:56:36 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR ROBERT DOUGHTY FROM WASHINGTON
Your Question or Comment !! -: A check in Brown's book shows Joseph C. Norris, Company D, 32nd Maine, dying November 2, 1864. He will be buried in one of the 18 trenches for the unknowns.
Tuesday, May 24th 2011 - 12:46:51 PM
First name is OK -: Robert Doughty
State you are from? -: Washington
Homepage URL -: http://doughtyjan@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prison
Your Question or Comment !! -: My anstor Joseph C. Norris was emprisoned here and died at the prison. Do you have his name as buried in the cemetery. This would have been November 2, 1865. If he is, we'd like to know the location of his grave if possible so we can visit. We will be in North Carolina early July for a conference and then touring the state. Thanks.
Tuesday, May 24th 2011 - 09:22:01 AM
First name is OK -: Gary
State you are from? -: KS
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Ovando L Gilson
Your Question or Comment !! -: I know he was in the 19th Wisconsin infantry, in prison, survived, and is buried in Michigan. I know when he was born and when he died. Does anyone have any other information about him? Words to express my feelings of this or any war and their casualties fail me.
How did you discover the info you have now?: A relative through the genealogy websites.
Thursday, May 19th 2011 - 10:48:19 PM
First name is OK -: Scott
State you are from? -: Washington
Homepage URL -: http://tazcougfan@gmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Mordecai Bean - Civilian Prisoner
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am looking for information on Mordecai Bean, Citizen of Frederick VA. He was mentioned in the 29 July 1862 New York Tribune Article, but no mention of what happened to him is found. In "The Salisbury Prison" by Louis Brown there is a Bear, M - Citizen of Virginia who died 7-3-1863. I am wondering if anyone has information on the report from 1867 that is cited. I am trying to find out if this was actually M. Bean instead of Bear.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Louis Brown "The Salisbury Prison: A Case Study of Confederate Military Prisons 1861-1865 Revised and Enlarged. Appendices M-2 (pg 225) and M-4 (pg 236) Anecdotal mention of Mordecai being in prison from "Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: A History of Frederick County, Virginia from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908" by T.K. Cartmell (pg. 437)
Tuesday, May 17th 2011 - 11:32:18 PM
First name is OK -: Rick
State you are from? -: Alabama
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Private Granville Pillsbury
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was my Great Great Great Great Grandfather and died as a POW in Salisbury N. Carolina 25 Dec 1864 I would like any info available on him.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Through Ancestry.com
Thursday, May 12th 2011 - 02:36:58 AM
First name is OK -: Miss Megan
State you are from? -: NC/VA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Robert Moffat Livingstone "Private Rupert VIncent"
Your Question or Comment !! -: 1.) Is Robert Moffat Livingstone aka "Private Rupert Vincent" buried in the cemetary there? Are his death certificates possible to see? 2.) Also, how far are you from Mt. Airy, NC? I live just acorss the border in Ararat, VA and I would like to come visit some time.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I have been researching Daivd Livingstone's life, and while at his hime in Scotland, I came across a plaque that said his son Robert Moffat Livingstone came on a ship to USA, fought in the Civil War for the Union, was wounded and taken prisoner at Laurel Hill, VA, and then brought to Salisbury where he died of his wounds. I would like to know of this is correct information and if so, is he burried there. When he enlisted, he did change his name to Rupert Vincent. I hope this helps, please let me know whatever you find out! Thanks!
Tuesday, May 10th 2011 - 01:36:24 AM
First name is OK -: Gwyn Lanier
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Homepage URL -: http://gwyn_lanier@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James L. Oakley, guard
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great-great grandfather, James L. Oakley was said to have served as a prison guard. I would like to know if you have any information on him.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From my cousin who was looking up her grandfather's ancestry.
Monday, May 2nd 2011 - 02:58:59 PM
First name is OK -: susan
State you are from? -: maine
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: joseph perine, 4th regiment new jersey infantry
Your Question or Comment !! -: think he died in salisbury prison -
Sunday, May 1st 2011 - 02:02:30 PM
First name is OK -: George
State you are from? -: Minnesota
Homepage URL -: http://gncgifford@gmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel Gifford
Your Question or Comment !! -: Died in the prison in 1864.
Friday, April 22nd 2011 - 06:41:10 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MARGARET FROM MICHIGAN
Your Question or Comment !! -: A check of Louis Brown's work shows no Weldon from Michigan as a prisoner at Salisbury. With the Gettysburg Campaign dates of capture, I would suggest checking the Richmond or Andersonville Prison rosters.
Friday, April 22nd 2011 - 08:08:30 AM
First name is OK -: MARGARET
State you are from? -: MICHIGAN
Homepage URL -: http://PATRICK WELDON
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: BOTH
Your Question or Comment !! -: MY GRANDFATHER AND 2 OF HIS BROTHERS JOINED THE UNION ARMY THEY WERE PATRICK WELDON AGE 21,JOINED MAR.3RD 1863 AND JAMES WELDON--WELTON AGE 18 ON NOV, 13TH,1862 AND EITHER JOHN OR PETER WELDON , BELIEVE IT WAS JOHN WELDON AGE UNKNOWN. Patrick was born in County Cavan Ireland in 1843. Parents names are also unknown. While searching Ancestr.com I came across the Com. B 5th Cavalry on Ancestry.com Record of service of service of Michigan volunteers in the Civil War 1861-1865. then I read where Patrick was taken prisoner on July 4th, 1863 at Emmetsburg, Pa. then to Com. B 1st cavalry and Honorably discharged at Detroit,Michigan. And reading further there was James Weldon-Welton who was in the same com and cavalry and joined in Mich.Was He also a prisoner, and he was discharged at Fort Levenworth,Kan. I also read that Patrick was wounded but not sure if either of them were. And have found nothing on the other Weldon boy who also joined.I am now the end of the Weldon Family and had my 82nd. birthday on April 1st. I am trying to put names with them all and of course I will deeply appricate any and all information that you can give me. Margaret Jeanne Weldon Silver silverstrings 1929@yahoo.com
Thursday, April 21st 2011 - 10:21:15 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR JOHN FOLTS FROM PA
Your Question or Comment !! -: With a name as common as John Miller, more info (minimum of his unit) will be needed. I have three John Millers in the one unit I research. There is no list of just prisoners, only those who were in the hospital, deserted to the Confederacy or died. Salisbury closed at the end of February 1865 and Stoneman burned it in April of 1865. Miller's date to May probably included his time in a hospital or Camp Parole after his release.
Thursday, April 21st 2011 - 08:24:13 AM
First name is OK -: John Foltz
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://www.aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Miller
Your Question or Comment !! -: Was John Miller a prisoner between August 1864 and May 1865?
How did you discover the info you have now?: it is family lore
Wednesday, April 20th 2011 - 04:01:41 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: FURTHER INFO FOR JAY FROM NEW JERSEY
Your Question or Comment !! -: Checking my records, I don't have a location for Keckler's capture. He was also a member of the 30th Pa. Vol. Inf. Reg., Co. K, (also known as the 1st Pa. Reserves) before transferring to the 190th Pa.
Monday, April 18th 2011 - 02:31:58 PM
First name is OK -: chris
State you are from? -: minnesota
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: thomas rix tracy
Your Question or Comment !! -: thomas rix tracy was a cousin of my ggg grandmother's- he was incarcerated at Salisbury Prison where he later died. Just looking for any information that might be available. Thanks!
How did you discover the info you have now?: This info comes from our family genealogy, The Tracy Genealogy, by Mattie Liston Griswold.
Saturday, April 16th 2011 - 12:23:13 AM
First name is OK -: Bob
State you are from? -: Mass
Homepage URL -: http://sar1022@comcast.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Robert F. Collins
Your Question or Comment !! -: My 3rd gr. uncle Robert f. Collins served in two NH.h companies from 1861 to 1865. Compapny C 6th NH infantry and Compapny J. 6th NH. infantry. I would like to verify if he was a POW at the Salisbury No. Carolina prison and was he captured at Poplar Springs Church.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Ancestry Civi lWwar records, and 1890 Civil War Veterans schedule.
Thursday, April 14th 2011 - 08:19:20 PM
First name is OK -: Bob
State you are from? -: Mass
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Robert F. Collins
Your Question or Comment !! -: My 3rd gr. uncle Robert f. Collins served in two NH.h companies from 1861 to 1865. Compapny C 6th NH infantry and Compapny J. 6th NH. infantry. I would like to verify if he was a POW at the Salisbury No. Carolina prison and was he captured at Poplar Springs Church.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Ancestry Civi lWwar records, and 1890 Civil War Veterans schedule.
Thursday, April 14th 2011 - 08:16:44 PM
First name is OK -: Linda English
State you are from? -: Colorado
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Clark, 95th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Your Question or Comment !! -: My husbands GGG Grandfather died at Salisbury Prison as a POW. He was taken prisoner during the Battle of Globe Tavern/Yellow House in Aug 1864. He died of starvation and diarhea near the end of Dec. 1864 or in Jan 1865. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated. I do not know if his gravesite is marked or not. Email is "linda.english1@gmail.com"
Wednesday, April 13th 2011 - 05:27:00 PM
First name is OK -: Jane
State you are from? -: New York
Homepage URL -: http://mrnohle @msn.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Alexander McArthur
Your Question or Comment !! -: My gg grandfather. Info in his obit. was released in Nov/Dec 1862. State record lists him as deserting on Feb 28, 1862 but the family said he went home from prison
How did you discover the info you have now?: obit in Plattsburg ny paper March 13-15 1909
Wednesday, April 13th 2011 - 02:04:07 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR JAY FROM NEW JERSEY
Your Question or Comment !! -: I'm on a road trip to Salisbury, NC, attending the Prison symposium and was just standing in the cemetery yesterday but I don't have my records with me. Samuel Keckler, 190-A, died in February and was buried in one of the 18 mass burial trenches. Without my records, I'm guessing he was captured at the Weldon Railroad near Petersburg, Va. on August 19, 1864. I'll check further when I return home in about 10 days. If info is different, I will repost it.
Monday, April 11th 2011 - 03:26:47 PM
First name is OK -: Jay
State you are from? -: New Jersey
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel Keckler pvt Co.A 190th P.A. Infantry
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking to see if any records exsist of him being there? It shows on ancestry.com that he died as a prisoner, but that is all that is offered. date of death Feburary 15th 1865... so close to the end.. he almost made it out alive... he was my great great great grand uncle...
How did you discover the info you have now?: ancestry.com...
Saturday, April 9th 2011 - 03:45:50 PM
First name is OK -: Carol
State you are from? -: michigan
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Sylvanus Dolph b. 1838
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have the following info on Sylvanus Dolph: his enlistment date was 26 Jan 1863 he enlisted as a Private. The U S Civil War Records and Soldier Profiles database has him listed as a POW and that he did not survive the war.I have found two different records one says that he died as a POW on 22 May 1864, the other record shows that he mustered out on 22 May 1864. I was wondering if he did die at Salisbury and if so, was he buried in one of the trenches or in an individual grave.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I found the database on ancestry.com
Tuesday, April 5th 2011 - 08:22:03 PM
First name is OK -: sid
State you are from? -: virginia
Homepage URL -: http://sidandsusanr@gmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: a. c. elmore
Your Question or Comment !! -: he served in 1864 with allen's bttln. for local defense. was a deserter from 3rd nc infantry and also from allen's bttn.
Tuesday, March 29th 2011 - 11:50:42 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR JILL S. YOUNG FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE
Your Question or Comment !! -: Brown's book has no listing for Elijah Grace but this is not unusual; records are far from, and will never be complete. The pictures on the cover page for this site show the unmarked trenches where Grace is probably buried. Cause of death, if not his wounds, could be any of two dozen diseases caused by starvation and exposure. Autopsies were not performed.
Tuesday, March 29th 2011 - 08:27:34 AM
First name is OK -: Jill S. Young
State you are from? -: New Hampshire
Homepage URL -: http://percent1@tds.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Elijah Grace
Your Question or Comment !! -: He fought in the battle of Twin Oaks and was taken prisoner, died in December of wounds and illness. I was told that he is buried in a "mass" grave. If this is so where would I find this grave, and what did he really die of? Thank you
How did you discover the info you have now?: By talking to relatives and in town histories
Monday, March 28th 2011 - 12:38:35 PM
First name is OK -: Linda
State you are from? -: New York
Homepage URL -: http:// Lindah43b@verizon.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Civil War
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for information on George Bouton 7th regiment NY heavy artillery Comp. K. Died Nov 16th 1864 at Salisbury
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family links on internet.
Sunday, March 27th 2011 - 12:03:00 PM
First name is OK -: Linda
State you are from? -: New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Civil War
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for information on George Bouton 7th regiment NY heavy artillery Comp. K. Died Nov 16th 1864 at Salisbury
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family links on internet.
Sunday, March 27th 2011 - 11:57:42 AM
First name is OK -: Bebe
State you are from? -: MA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Charles Eldridge
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have a death certificate for Charles Eldridge B 1839 prob Fairhaven, MA D 1863, Jan 24 Salisbury Prison ae 25 cause unk Left a wife Susan (Pease) and a daughter Anna F.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Death certificate on Family Search and notes my grandmother left me.
Tuesday, March 22nd 2011 - 03:20:31 PM
First name is OK -: Tom Dahlstrom
State you are from? -: Texas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lee Russell
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have his service record from his time in North Carolina 22nd Infantry and his 22 months at Johnson's Island. He came to Texas after the WBTS and tayght school. I'm looking to see if he was ever enrolled at Trinity. My Grandmother mentioned him being from the High Point area. Thanks.....tom.dahlstrom@Yahoo.com
How did you discover the info you have now?: Researching my GG Grandfather, Major Lee Russell
Friday, March 18th 2011 - 05:30:43 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR JOE FROM MICHIGAN
Your Question or Comment !! -: You have most of the info in Brown's book on Gregorius Buck, Company A, 27th Michigan, DOD December 16, 1864. He was buried in one of the trenches. Any further info will have to come from his service record or regimental history as to where he was captured.
Tuesday, March 8th 2011 - 04:47:01 PM
First name is OK -: Joe
State you are from? -: Michigan
Homepage URL -: http://papajoe9@netzero.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Gregorius Buck (Back)
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have confirmed his burial at Salisbury National Cemetery. Dec 1864, however there is aways more information to recover. can you be of further assistance?
How did you discover the info you have now?: 1890 US Census Pension List, and State of Michigan documentation of the Michigan 27th Infantry.
Monday, March 7th 2011 - 03:49:43 PM
First name is OK -: Mike
State you are from? -: FL
Homepage URL -: http://mdhartsaw@msn
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Loman Hartsock
Your Question or Comment !! -: Loman - Union Private captured at Cedar Creek - 19 October 1864 - sent to Salisbury Prison 4 November 1864 - died in prison before Feb 1865. I need any information please.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family history search
Sunday, March 6th 2011 - 02:24:25 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR RAY FROM OHIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: I found no listing for John H. Foster, Co.I, 10th W.V. Reg., but the records are not the best. If he died in 1864, he was buried in one of the trenches which can be seen in the photos on this site.
Saturday, March 5th 2011 - 08:00:50 AM
First name is OK -: Ray
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John H Foster
Your Question or Comment !! -: Is John buried there in a marked grave. He served with the 10th West virginia Inf Pvt in Co I and died there in 1864.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From the 10 West Vitginia Infantry site
Friday, March 4th 2011 - 04:21:20 PM
First name is OK -: Jeff
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Wesley Copley
Your Question or Comment !! -: He served at the Prison as a Prison Guard
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family Histories
Monday, February 21st 2011 - 08:54:54 PM
First name is OK -: Scarlett Hiatt
State you are from? -: IL
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Larry Laboda
Your Question or Comment !! -: Larry.. you requested info on Archie B. Lawlis of the 31st Reg IL and I am a relative of his and have his civil war tintype photo that I did a search on and I found your post here.. please email me at alilbitclueless@aol.com I would love to speak to you about him and the history of his service.
How did you discover the info you have now?: google search of Archie B. Lawlis
Saturday, February 19th 2011 - 07:44:27 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR PAUL STOTT FROM KANSAS
Your Question or Comment !! -: Thomas Stott is not listed in Brown's book on Salisbury but this is not unusual as records are poor. Checking other sources I have, I located: Thomas Stott, age 21, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, in Company I, 121st Penna. Vol. in Philadelphia, Pa. A large portion of this regiment was captured Oct. 1, 1864, in the fighting at Peeble's Farm (siege of Petersburg). Bates' history for the regiment has him dying in Salisbury Dec. 5, 1864, burial would be in one of the trenches. There is also listed a James Stott, same enlistment info, perhaps a relative. You will have to send to Washington for his military records which might give you the personal info you are seeking.
Wednesday, February 16th 2011 - 05:01:58 PM
First name is OK -: Paul Stott
State you are from? -: Kansas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Thomas Stott. born England approx 1830. Enlisted Pennsylvania
Your Question or Comment !! -: I know he died at Salisbury but am trying to find additional information that would connect him the the Stott family history I am researching. His age, Wife name, children, etc.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Ancestry.com
Wednesday, February 16th 2011 - 03:36:27 PM
First name is OK -: j.r. kebelman
State you are from? -: nevada
Homepage URL -: http://thehamptonian@hotmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: no one particular
Your Question or Comment !! -: are there any descriptions of the prison contemporary to the time of it's usage as a prison?
Tuesday, February 15th 2011 - 01:08:25 PM
First name is OK -: Shirley
State you are from? -: Vermot
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Henry Wakefield
Your Question or Comment !! -: My father claimed his uncle Henry died at Libby Prison in Richmond, but I recently discovered in a history of East Montpelier, Vermont that he may have died at Salisbury. Henry was taken prisoner July 30. He died in prison Feb 19, 1865. "A MEMBER OF CO. E. 17th REG. VT. VOLS." from his gravestone in East Montpelier.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Authors: Ellen C. Hill and Marilyn S. Blackwell. Title: Across the Onion. 1983. Text: Page 146. Salisbury prison, established in an old cotton mill, was equally loathsome. It housed ten thousand Federal prisoners and six thousand, including Henry Wakefield, died of starvation and disease.
Sunday, February 13th 2011 - 03:49:26 PM
First name is OK -: Carol T.
State you are from? -: Arkansas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John H. Thompson
Your Question or Comment !! -: John H. Thompson who was born in Tennessee had several other brothers that fought for the Union in the Civil War. John H. Thompson, however, died in a prison camp in North Carolina. Since this is the only Civil War Prison camp in North Carolina, I assume this is the one. Other Thompsons, including John H.'s brother, Asbury C. Thompson and his father Russell Thompson, survived the war.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I found some of this information on the Civil War records that list soldiers, where they were born, their rank, etc. Someone else in the family who is much better at research than I has John H. Thompson's records.
Tuesday, February 8th 2011 - 10:14:30 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR SCOTT FROM ILLINOIS
Your Question or Comment !! -: This is probably your ancestor. Hadley, Alras, pvt., 7th Ind., dying November 12, 1864. Remember, back then, all records were hand written and interpretation by the person who made the lists could be very bad at times. August 19, 1864, was date of the fighting on the Weldon RR southwest of Petersburg, Va., at a place called Globe Tavern.
Saturday, February 5th 2011 - 08:59:01 AM
First name is OK -: Scott
State you are from? -: Illinois
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Alva C. Hadley
Your Question or Comment !! -: Do you have any burial record of Alva C. Hadley, private, Company G, 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment? Alva (also known as A.C. or Alvey) was captured by Confederate forces on 19 August 1864 near Petersburg Virginia. He was reported missing in action at Yellow House Virginia during the battle of Weldon Railroad on the same date. Alva was first sent to Belle Isle, Richmond Virgina then transferred to Salisbury NC on 9 October 1864. He died of fever on 12 November 1864.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Received service records from the National Archives Trust Fund and the Indiana State Archives.
Friday, February 4th 2011 - 08:44:14 PM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR ELIZABETH KLINE FROM MD
Your Question or Comment !! -: Louis Brown's work has Davis, E. P., pvt., Company M, 1st Maryland, dying in Salisbury Jan. 26, 1865. Under his list Civilians Held at Prison, there is a listing (exact quote): Davis, Edwin or Edward P., Va., Taken prisoner 11-2-1862, but still in Salisbury on 30 April 1864: R.L.; Off. Rec. 2 VII, 100-101; Shenks' report, p.1111. Off. Rec. is abreviation for Official Records which is short for: War of the Rebellion, Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series II, vol. 7, page 100-101. I quote: Hdqrs. Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, Office Commissioner for Exchange, Fort Monroe, Va., April 30, 1864. Hon. Robert Ould, Agent for Exchange, Richmond, Va.: Sir: Will you please inform me on what grounds Edward P. Davis, of Loudon County, Va., is now held as prisoner at Salisbury, N.C.? He was taken prisoner November 6, 1862. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Benj. F. Butler Major-General and Commissioner for Exchange. I am not familiar with Shenks' report.
Saturday, January 29th 2011 - 03:34:25 PM
First name is OK -: Elizabeth Kline
State you are from? -: MD
Homepage URL -: http://3klines@comcast.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Edward Pendleton Davies, turned in as Union spy from VA
Your Question or Comment !! -: It is reported that he died in the Confederate prison in Salisbury, NC, on January 5, 1865. Conflicting information says that he died in Libby Prison, which was located in Richmond, VA. Are there any records available which would prove/disprove that he died in Salisbury?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family history from distant relatives on Ancestry.com.
Saturday, January 29th 2011 - 10:42:15 AM
First name is OK -: Ellie
State you are from? -: Tennessee
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Andrew Cox (Civil War)
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for information on an Andrew Cox (birthdate especially), who was mustered out of the Confederate Army at Salisbury, NC on 7 May 1864 because of death from disease. I am trying to determine if he is an ancestor.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Research at Ancestry.com
Friday, January 28th 2011 - 07:49:13 PM
First name is OK -: Maria
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Jacob Paulus
Your Question or Comment !! -: To Bill, thanks so much for the information. That is the same person I was looking for. I spoke to my cousin and now plan to come and take pictures of the site for him. I appreciate the help and that this forum even exists.
Wednesday, January 12th 2011 - 02:55:15 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR MARIA FROM NC REL. JACOB PAULUS
Your Question or Comment !! -: Louis Brown's book lists a Private Jacob Paul, Company F, 128th New York Regiment, dying January 27, 1865. He was buried in one of the trenches which you can see scrolling down the photos on the main page. The white markers you see are for vets from later wars. There will be no details on his capture; this must be obtained through his service records or possibly in a regimental history for the 128th NY.
Monday, January 10th 2011 - 10:21:19 AM
First name is OK -: Maria
State you are from? -: North Carolina, born in New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Jacob Paulus
Your Question or Comment !! -: This site was wonderful to find. My Great GrandFather was in a NY regimen that was captured just before the war ended. He died in the Prison and was buried there. I am looking for any information on him and his time at the prison. I would also like to come and take a picture of his grave marker for the family archives. This is a more pressing matter since the geneologist in the family is quite old and sick. He has worked very hard to collect our family history and I would like to be able to do this for him before he passes away.
How did you discover the info you have now?: My Father's first cousin John Helmeyer.
Monday, January 10th 2011 - 12:29:51 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frontiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR DUANE LAFFERTY FROM NY
Your Question or Comment !! -: Lafferty was in Company F of the original Bucktails, transferred to Company F, 190th Pa. Vol. on June 1, 1864, captured at the Weldon RR on August 19, 1864, probably went to Belle Isle Prison in Richmond before transferring to Salisbury in October 1864. Suggest you go online to Pennsylvania Reserves Volunteer Corps Historical Society, then to historian's branch, and then to the 190th Pa. Regiment to read the units history. (no fee involved) If you need more help, ask.
Tuesday, January 4th 2011 - 06:15:45 PM
First name is OK -: Duane Lafferty
State you are from? -: NY
Homepage URL -: http://laffertyplacement@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Linford Lafferty
Your Question or Comment !! -: PA Civil War Soldier. Died at Salisbury Jan. 2, 1865. Do you have any records? Is his name on any memorial?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Records from Penn. State University. Thanks
Tuesday, January 4th 2011 - 09:09:42 AM

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