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ie: My ggggrandfather was in Salisbury Prison...
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First name is OK -: Prof. Kipunji
State you are from? -: MT
Homepage URL -: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123450471002828
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: legacy
Your Question or Comment !! -: I'm a retired professor of African American Studies. I wrote my master's thesis on how the Civil War affected the conditions of Slavery. I'd like to know what your insight into reparations is.
How did you discover the info you have now?: My wife emailed me a link this afternoon after her flight landed and she got to the hotel. She's delivering a speech about the aftershock of the Civil War and how the displacement of African Americans has a profound, ongoing impact on today's society and what we need policymakers to do in order to tip the scales and grant long-awaited reparations to those of us who have been crippled economically and socially by it.
Friday, January 4th 2013 - 04:51:59 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 SUE FROM NEW YORK
Your Question or Comment !! -: Frederick Naskow (Nascoll on Brown's App. V list), pvt., 160th NY, Company C., DOD Jan. 29., 1865. For this time period, burial would be in one of the trenches.
Tuesday, January 1st 2013 - 09:10:10 AM
First name is OK -: Sue
State you are from? -: New York
Homepage URL -: http://oliveoyl_123@hotmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Frederick Naskow
Your Question or Comment !! -: Any info on him would be helpful.
How did you discover the info you have now?: ancestry.com New York = Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 and U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 1823 Birth Prussia 1861 26 Nov Age: 38 Military Lyons,NY Enlisted at Lyons, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, C o . I, November 26, 1861; discharged, June 27, 1862, at Annapolis ,Md. 1865 29 Jan Age: 42 Death Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, USA N A S K O W , F R E D E R I C K . — A g e, 42 years. E n l i s t e d, August 28, 1862, at Lyons, to serve three years; mustered in as p r ivate, Co. C, November 21, 1862; captured in action, J u l y 26, 1864, at Deep Bottom, Y a . ; died of diar
Monday, December 31st 2012 - 08:02:39 PM
First name is OK -: Sue
State you are from? -: New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Frederick Naskow
Your Question or Comment !! -: Any info on him would be helpful.
How did you discover the info you have now?: ancestry.com New York = Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 and U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 1823 Birth Prussia 1861 26 Nov Age: 38 Military Lyons,NY Enlisted at Lyons, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, C o . I, November 26, 1861; discharged, June 27, 1862, at Annapolis ,Md. 1865 29 Jan Age: 42 Death Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, USA N A S K O W , F R E D E R I C K . — A g e, 42 years. E n l i s t e d, August 28, 1862, at Lyons, to serve three years; mustered in as p r ivate, Co. C, November 21, 1862; captured in action, J u l y 26, 1864, at Deep Bottom, Y a . ; died of diar
Monday, December 31st 2012 - 08:01:56 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 TOM FROM WISCONSIN
Your Question or Comment !! -: Martin (also Minton) Eshelman, 45th Pa. Inf., Co. B, is listed as dying Jan. 10, 1865. No cause of death is possible except for a listing in a unit muster roll, which says dying of disease. Burial is in one of the unknown trenches. Other info located: 40 yrs. old at enlistment, carpenter, 5 ft. 4 1/2 in. tall, MIA Sep. 30, 1864 at Peebles' Farm during the siege of Petersburg, Va. Possible relative, same unit and company, Jacob Eshelman, MIA at the same time and place, dying Dec. 12, 1864, in Salisbury Prison.
Saturday, December 29th 2012 - 09:08:41 AM
First name is OK -: Tom
State you are from? -: Wisconsin
Homepage URL -: http:// thess@charter.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Martin Eshleman
Your Question or Comment !! -: Martin died Jan 10, 1865 in Salisbury and I would like to know from what causes. He was a private in Company "B", 45th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Where would his grave be located? Was he buried in a mass grave? Thanks...Tom Hess
How did you discover the info you have now?: Genealogy research
Friday, December 28th 2012 - 09:55:15 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 TERRY FROM TEXAS
Your Question or Comment !! -: There are no lists of those who became galvanized Confederates. Salisbury Prison officials listed anyone who escaped, was sent to other prisons or actually deserted to the Confederates as Union deserters. I have heard of some prisoners deserting to the Confederates; some were actually deserters in the true sense, but many were just trying to stay alive any way possible. After "deserting" they received more and better food and possibly had a better chance of escaping to Union lines. On the opposite side of the coin, galvanized Yankees were sent west to fight the Indians.
Saturday, December 22nd 2012 - 07:37:56 AM
First name is OK -: Terry
State you are from? -: texas
Homepage URL -: http://aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: possible relative ehis was imprisoned there
Your Question or Comment !! -: Did some soldiers become galvanized confederates?
How did you discover the info you have now?: a friend from a civil war chat group gave me the info
Friday, December 21st 2012 - 05:07:56 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 ALAN FROM NORTH CAROLINA
Your Question or Comment !! -: John Gordon Axtell, Pvt., Co. H, 145th Pa. Inf., is listed as a Union deserter from Salisbury Prison. This is usually how the Confederates listed escapees; they did not want the other prisoners to know anyone escaped.
Friday, November 30th 2012 - 07:33:07 PM
First name is OK -: Alan
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Gordon Axtell
Your Question or Comment !! -: Found mention of Mr. Axtell's imprisonment while doing genealogical reserach on my wife's family. I was attempting to verify this information using your website. I was also curious because I attended Catawba College and had the pleasure of being a student of Dr. James Epperson, playwright "For Those Bloody Fields" which is based on the Salisbury Prison.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Here is the link to the biography I found in reference to John Gordon Axtell. http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/butler/history/1916/33/a/axtell_john_gordon.html
Friday, November 30th 2012 - 10:01:47 AM
First name is OK -: Bill
State you are from? -: Pa.
Homepage URL -: http://falcon83@frpntiernet.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ANSWER FOR STERLING FROM MARYLAND
Your Question or Comment !! -: For the most part, there are no records of individuals length of stay in Salisbury, especially officers. During the last year of the war, their stay would only be temporary until transferred elsewhere. I know some officers went to Danville, Va. Prison; you might try there for any additional info.
Wednesday, November 28th 2012 - 09:40:02 AM
First name is OK -: Sterling
State you are from? -: Maryland
Homepage URL -: http://kelbaugjh@xecu.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: CAPT JohnR. Rouzer, MD 6th Infantry Volunteers
Your Question or Comment !! -: Is there a record of how long CAPT Rouzer was interred at Salisbury?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Frederick County (MD) History
Wednesday, November 28th 2012 - 03:58:45 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? -: NEED MORE INFO FROM LAVERNE ROBERTS FROM VA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I need north or south and the state of the cavalry regiment to check the lists. If he was a northern captain at the time of his capture, it is probably unlikely he was at Salisbury except on a temporary basis before being sent elsewhere. Salisbury was mainly for Union enlisted prisoners at the end of the war.
Tuesday, November 27th 2012 - 04:41:38 PM
First name is OK -: Laverne Roberts
State you are from? -: virginia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: YES
Your Question or Comment !! -: PETER DOCK BRICKER, CAPTAIN, 13TH CAVALRY COMPANY F
How did you discover the info you have now?: ANCESTRY.COM
Monday, November 26th 2012 - 02:09:20 PM
First name is OK -: Tracey
State you are from? -: New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Delos Shattuck
Your Question or Comment !! -: Delos was my great grand uncle. He enlisted as a Private on December 24, 1865 in Bergen, NY. He was a member of the 8th NY Heavy Artillery Regiment. He died at Salisbury Prison on January 9, 1865.
How did you discover the info you have now?: research on Ancestry and old Rochestery, NY newspapers
Wednesday, November 21st 2012 - 08:53:26 PM
First name is OK -: Norman Skaggs
State you are from? -: Missouri Kansas
Homepage URL -: http:// gskaggs07 @ yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Curious
Your Question or Comment !! -: The name Skaggs
How did you discover the info you have now?: Interment and Ancestry.com
Tuesday, November 20th 2012 - 09:32:23 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 FRAN FROM NH
Your Question or Comment !! -: I checked Brown's appendices, there is no listing for Frank Parrent, 1st NH Cav., but this is no indication he did not die in Salisbury; records are far from complete. Check his military service records from the Washington archives; perhaps you can get confirmation through this source of his place of capture, prisons, etc. I would also check any published regimental history on the 1st NH Cav.
Sunday, November 18th 2012 - 01:47:31 PM
First name is OK -: Fran
State you are from? -: NH
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Frank Parrent
Your Question or Comment !! -: Frank Parrent, enlisted in Lebanon, NH; Co. A 1st NH Cavalry. He was born in 1846 in Canada. He was taken prisoner; taken to Salisbury Prison where he died on 1.5.1864. His grave cannot be found in the Salisbury National Cemetery.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From the Lebanon, NH Civil War History & the records in the GAR Hall.
Sunday, November 18th 2012 - 09:20:02 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 MARILYN HOLTE FROM WIS
Your Question or Comment !! -: From the info in your post, I can find no listing for Joseph Dunne Bradshaw from Wisconsin. However, as stated before, records are far from accurate. If he did die at Salisbury, he would probably have been buried in one of the "unknown trenches" viewable in the cover photos of this site. Try tracking him through his regiment, etc. Also check for his place of capture as I am not familiar with Cold Point. Perhaps this may be Cold Harbor, Virginia.
Saturday, November 17th 2012 - 08:56:17 AM
First name is OK -: Marilyn Holte
State you are from? -: WI
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Joseph Dunn Bradshaw POW Civil War
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great grandfather, Joseph D Bradshaw was at Salisbury Prison and died in December, 1864. We have no other information and want to know where he was buried and any other information that might be available. Thank you
How did you discover the info you have now?: Wisconsin Civil War records listed his enlistment and place of death. No other information was listed
Thursday, November 15th 2012 - 09:46:25 PM
First name is OK -: Marilyn Holte
State you are from? -: WI
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Joseph Dunn Bradshaw
Your Question or Comment !! -: Was he buried in Salisbury? He died in December 1864 and I would like any information about him. He was captured at Cold Point on June 3, 1864.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I found this information in Wisconsin Civil War records.
Thursday, November 15th 2012 - 09:20:24 PM
First name is OK -: Skip
State you are from? -: Massachusetts
Homepage URL -: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Bean&GSfn=James&GSmn=O.&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=100423722&df=all&
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Private James O. Bean
Your Question or Comment !! -: Just wanted to let you know that Private James O. Bean's military file documents his death at the Salisbury POW Camp on January 15, 1865. He was captured on August 26, 1864 at Ream's Station, Virginia, while attached to Battery B of the First Rhode Island Light Artillery. He was originally assigned to Company D of the 19th Maine Regiment.
How did you discover the info you have now?: File from the US National Archives.
Friday, November 9th 2012 - 04:19:35 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 WILLIAM FROM TEXAS
Your Question or Comment !! -: My records show Pvt. Christian M. Pelton, Battery L, 2nd Pa. Hvy. Art., DOD Dec. 18, 1864. There are no burial records per se. The combined death list of various sources are the only records. If he died on this date, he will be in one of the unknown trenches viewable on the cover photos of this site.
Tuesday, November 6th 2012 - 06:25:51 PM
First name is OK -: William
State you are from? -: Texas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Christopher M Pelton
Your Question or Comment !! -: My ancestor, Christopher M Pelton was in the 2nd PA Heavy Art. He was captured at the Battle of the Crater and taken to Salisbury NC as a prisoner of war. I have that he died December of 1864. Is there a record of him being buried at Salisbury? I have seen records that seem to have his name misspelled as Cretipher Petton. any help is deeply appreciated.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Pelton Geneology Book.
Monday, November 5th 2012 - 07:09:40 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? -: ANSWER FOR TODD FROM PA.
Your Question or Comment !! -: additional names from my informal records: Co. E - Cpl. Samuel Fox, listed as deserter while in prison Co. H - Pvt. William Hutchinson, listed as discharged from prison hospital Co. H - Pvt. Frederick Conklin, DOD Nov. 8, 1864 Co. A - Pvt. Albert Hawk, shown as dying in Richmond Mar. 23, 1864
Friday, October 26th 2012 - 11:59:12 AM
First name is OK -: Todd
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://www.old88thPVI.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Salisbury Prison
Your Question or Comment !! -: Hi Soldiers of the 88th Pennsylvania who died in Salisbury were: Name, Company , Capture , Death Private Isaac Eyrich,A, August 19, 1864, February 8, 1865 Private Albert Hawk, A, October 10, 1863, March 23, 1864 Private Ebenezer Haller, A, August 19, 1864, December 20, 1864 Sergeant William Clemens, A, August 19, 1864, Jan 31, 1865 also as Mar 25, 1865 Corporal Reuben Neider, B, August 19, 1864, December 28, 1864 Private Lewis Waterman, B, August 19, 1864, February 7, 1865 Private Wesley Carson, D, December 12, 1864, January 29, 1865 Private John Early, D, unknown, unknown Private Ben Goodhart, F, August 19, 1864, February 1, 1865 Private Frank Swavely, H, August 19, 1864, January 12, 1865 Private Enoch Shaw, H, August 19, 1864, February 8, 1865 Private David Drexler, I, August 19, 1864, September 5, 1864 Seeking info on any other 88th PA Vol soldiers at Salisbury, the 88th had 28 soldiers captured at Weldon Railroad and some of these were sent to Salisbury.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Regimental rolls and records, also John D. Vautier's book, the History of the 88th Pa Volunteers.
Friday, October 26th 2012 - 02:21:28 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 SUZAN FROM WISCONSIN
Your Question or Comment !! -: I can find no listing for Truman Walker in Brown's death lists but his burial is still possible as records are far from complete.
Tuesday, October 16th 2012 - 12:40:08 PM
First name is OK -: Suzan
State you are from? -: Wisconsin
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Truman Walker
Your Question or Comment !! -: I think he might be buried there
How did you discover the info you have now?: Cousin found info
Tuesday, October 9th 2012 - 07:43:08 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 MICHAEL WIMMER FROM TEXAS
Your Question or Comment !! -: Info from this site would only be available for John Marion Wimmer, 48th NC reg., if he was a guard at Salisbury Prison. I suggest trying to find a regimental history for the 48th NC to try to determine the location of the fighting or to which prison Wimmer was sent before the exchange for the northern prisoner. You can try the archives in Washington but there are only limited Confederate records available.
Wednesday, October 3rd 2012 - 10:19:20 AM
First name is OK -: Michael Wimmer
State you are from? -: Texas
Homepage URL -: http://wimmergold@satx.rr.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Marian Wimmer, NC 48th Inf. Sharpshooter
Your Question or Comment !! -: John was wounded (shot 8 times) before passing out and left for dead until thea evening when the fighting was over Found still alive by a boy. Was taken to surgery lost left leg and left arm. Was exchanged for a Northen Prisoner. Where con I get the medical information on John Marin Wimmer, my Great-Great Uncle
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family tree - other researchers - Books at Librays
Tuesday, October 2nd 2012 - 11:47:14 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 BRENDA MESSER OF NORTH CAROLINA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I checked my available records but show no name of Lee Russell. What later became the National Cemetery was initially the field where the Union dead were buried. Since you said Russell died near Salisbury, he probably is not in the cemetery unless his body would have been moved from his original grave to the cemetery when it became a National Cemetery. I suggest checking with some local historical societies, perhaps you can find someone familar with local cemeteries where he might have been buried. Depending on the circumstances of his death, he may have been buried in a field and any temporary markers would have been long ago destroyed.
Wednesday, September 26th 2012 - 08:35:55 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 RICHARD FROM ALABAMA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I checked the appendices in Brown's book, The Salisbury Prison, but found no listing for GW Pillsbury. If you can find a copy, this book is your best source for info on the prison. There are no known buildings remaining from the prison, there is one possible near what would have been the main gate that is still being researched. The burial trenches for Union soldiers are visible in the National Cemetery as the photos on this site's pages show. The Confederate dead were buried in a church cemetery several blocks away from the prison site.
Monday, September 24th 2012 - 05:18:25 PM
First name is OK -: Richard
State you are from? -: Alabama
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Both
Your Question or Comment !! -: My Great x 3 Grandfather GW Pillsbury was a POW and died in the prison 25 Dec 1864.Looking for any additional info on him and or the prison. Planning to visit in Oct 2012
How did you discover the info you have now?: ancestry.com
Sunday, September 23rd 2012 - 11:25:31 PM
First name is OK -: Joe Dougherty
State you are from? -: Pa
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Obediah M. Beard/Bearde
Your Question or Comment !! -: I live in Gettysburg, Pa and have puchased a home that was owned by Obediah M. Beard/Bearde. He was a mamber of Company K, 1st Pa Reserves and fought in the battle of Gettysburg. In June/July of 1864 he mustered out ot Company K and reenlisted in the 140th Pa Volunteer Infantry. He was captured in Weldon Station, Va in the Fall of 1864 and apparently was sent to the Salisbury POW camp. I have located his military service records and in 1867 his daughter applied for his pension. Two documents state that he died at Salisbury in February of 1865 and the 3rd states that he died in Libby Prison. Libby is not likely as he was a Private. The " Bate's " collection lists him as dying in Salisbury. I have attempted to locate any information relative to his being at Salisbury but have not been able to determine anything. If anyone may have any info about Obediah I'd love to hear it. My e-mail address is: abn0173@aol.com Thanks in advance for any information that you may have.
How did you discover the info you have now?: By searching Obediah's military service records and on-line searches.
Sunday, September 23rd 2012 - 08:26:15 PM
First name is OK -: Brenda Messer
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lee Russell
Your Question or Comment !! -: Is there a Lee Russell be buried at this cemetery?
How did you discover the info you have now?: I found the information aboutLee Russell, in the Pension Application for James O. Payne of Co K, 13 Regt Tenn Cav Vol who was living in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas in 1899 and died in Madison County, NC on July 06, 1915. Payne's brother stated "without help and Lee RUSSELL of our Co and I, had to support and help him off and on his horse and had to support him in walking as he was unable to walk by himself. From Wytheville we went to Salsberry (Salisbury, N.C.?) and at Salsberry he got so bad that he was sent to Knoxville but don't think he went to hospital. I had an opportunity of Seeing him frequently since discharge up to the last 15 years and all the time that I had an opportunity of seeing him he was badly afflicted with said disease. and by reason thereof he could not perform more than 1/3 manual labor. Said Russell was killed near Salsberry."
Friday, September 21st 2012 - 04:28:29 PM
First name is OK -: L.S.
State you are from? -: D.C.
Homepage URL -: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123450471002828
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Abraham Lincoln reading the paper
Your Question or Comment !! -: There's a historical work of art depicting Abe Lincoln reading the paper. Supposedly you can find it on Google Images. This work of art is very precious to me.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I was robbed in March of 1996. The thief took my wallet, my keys and my Binaca. He told me he knew where I lived and that he would return... Then a few weeks ago, he returned my wallet (empty) except for an unscratched lottery game ticket. The ticket was expired, but on the back was scrawled, "Civil War Prison Cemetary - Salisbury." Probably a coincidnce. He still has the keys.
Thursday, September 13th 2012 - 11:49:12 PM
First name is OK -: liane smith
State you are from? -: sw uk
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: both
Your Question or Comment !! -: Crowns & thrones may perish kingdoms rise & wane but the church of jesus constant will remain gates of hell can never gainst that church prevail we have christs own promise and that cannot fail
How did you discover the info you have now?: Through the lords. Direction
Tuesday, September 11th 2012 - 12:13:50 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 ERIC FROM ALABAMA AND OTHER POSTERS
Your Question or Comment !! -: You need to provide as much info in your request as possible. (state, unit served with, etc.) Info can only be obtained if he was a prisoner at Salibury and this will only be from limited hospital records, death lists, some civilian prisoners.
Sunday, August 26th 2012 - 12:07:35 PM
First name is OK -: Eric
State you are from? -: Alabam
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: E.D. Christian
Your Question or Comment !! -: I would like to have as much information as possible about what he did and how he lived as he is my great grandfather
How did you discover the info you have now?: History passed down from my father and grandfather
Friday, August 24th 2012 - 07:39:26 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 SHERILYN FROM IOWA
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no list of released prisoners from Salisbury. From info in Pa. files, I would guess his escape was from Salisbury. If his diary contains any info on his time in Salisbury, I think the Prison Historical Society would be interested in a copy of that info. Also, Pa. records for 28th Reg. show a John S. Ghrist, age 26, from Mt. Pleasant enlisting on June 28, 1861; possibly a relative.
Monday, August 20th 2012 - 09:13:48 AM
First name is OK -: Sherrilyn
State you are from? -: Iowa
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: David Franklin Ghrist
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great grandfather enlisted as a volunteer in Company (B) 28th Infantry Regiment June 28, 1861 at Mount Pleasant, West Moreland County, Pennsylvania where he was born. He was enrolled by occupation as a shoemaker. He served three years and was honorably discharged at Wauhatchie, Tennessee. He reenlisted the next day for the duration and was honorably discharged June 22, 1865. He was in the battles of Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain, Bull Run, Mission Ridge , Chancellorsville, and many other skirmishes. He held the Union Army rank of 5th Sergeant. He was captured twice and escaped once. He spent several months in Salsberry Prison in North Carolina and was there at wars end. Salsberry was the spelling. This prison must have been the one he was in. Was wondering if there was a listing of union soldiers who left the camp at wars end?
How did you discover the info you have now?: My great grandfather kept a diary which has been in the family since the civil war.
Monday, August 20th 2012 - 01:17:19 AM
First name is OK -: Edna
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Samuel Callan
Your Question or Comment !! -: captured - died at Salisbury N.C. Jan 15, 1865 age - parentage
Tuesday, July 31st 2012 - 03:27:18 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 LANCASTER FROM PA.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Pvt. Lewis O. Lancaster, Co. G., 107th Pa. Inf., DOD Dec. 14, 1864, MIA Aug. 19, 1864, at the Weldon RR. There is no cause of death listed. The list of possible causes could be quite long; autopsies were never performed.
Monday, July 16th 2012 - 07:42:59 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 sHERRY FROM WISCONSIN
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is a listing for Cpl. Henry C. Lyon, Co. D, 190th Pa. Inf., DOD Jan. 12, 1865, MIA August 19, 1864, at the Weldon RR (near Petersburg).
Monday, July 16th 2012 - 07:37:52 AM
First name is OK -: Keith A. Weigant
State you are from? -: NC
Homepage URL -: http://prime-nc.webs.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: I'd like both
Your Question or Comment !! -: I would like info on the prison and how it effected the civil war in the area. Deaths and any activity you or others have had. We would like to investigate the Prison foremost and the cemetery. We will be available between the 22nd and 27th of July.
How did you discover the info you have now?: We currently do not have much information. We will research the area to get a better idea. We have gone on the tour in Salisbury, NC.
Thursday, July 12th 2012 - 09:23:07 PM
First name is OK -: Allan
State you are from? -: --- Canada
Homepage URL -: http://pirated_decan@hotmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Cprl. Alphonso Pierce
Your Question or Comment !! -: My relative was with the 1st D.C. cavalry (company G) at Sycamore Church battle(Beefsteak Raid) and was captured on Sept 16, 1864 and sent to Libby prison.I am not sure if he died there or later. I have two conflicting dates of death, Nov. 1864, but on his tombstone it reads Jan 06, 1865.I found out he was mustered out 15 Nov 1864.Was it common back then to repatriate the dead to their homestate for burial? He was buried at North Windsor Cemetary, Kennebec county, Maine.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Ancestry.com
Thursday, July 12th 2012 - 05:31:51 PM
First name is OK -: bonnie
State you are from? -: new york
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: john p hayes
Your Question or Comment !! -: john died 1864 while in prison
How did you discover the info you have now?: family research and military papers
Saturday, June 30th 2012 - 12:45:47 PM
First name is OK -: Sherry
State you are from? -: WI
Homepage URL -: http://theflyingwitch@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Henry G Lyon
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for Information on Henry G Lyon Birth day April 21st 1834 death January 11th 1865
Friday, June 22nd 2012 - 06:38:07 PM
First name is OK -: Erin
State you are from? -: GA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Looking for location of my 3rd great grandfather's death
Your Question or Comment !! -: I had always heard my 3rd great grandfather, Edward Pendleton Davies, died in Libby prison in Virginia. But a cousin of mine who has the family bible has his death recorded as Salisbury prison, NC.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Google
Thursday, June 21st 2012 - 07:32:31 PM
First name is OK -: Jill
State you are from? -: CA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Alexander G. Miller
Your Question or Comment !! -: He died in the prison on June 26, 1865. If you have any other information, please let me know.
How did you discover the info you have now?: geneology.com
Saturday, June 16th 2012 - 05:42:11 PM
First name is OK -: Lancaster
State you are from? -: Pennsylvania
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lewis O Lancaster
Your Question or Comment !! -: Died in the Camp 1864. Looking for cause of death.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From a website for Pa Vol of New Albany,Pa
Saturday, June 16th 2012 - 04:53:53 PM
First name is OK -: Jackie
State you are from? -: Indiana
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Gideon Luke Roach
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have received information that my Great, Great Grandfather, Gideon Luke Roach, may have been a prisoner in Salisbury Prison. According to information that I have, he lied about his age and inlisted with his brother, Thomas. Eventually, he found himself engaged in the bloody battle of the Picketts (sp) and deserted and was put in Salisbury Prison. I understand that he was discharged from the prison in November/December of 1864 and placed back with his unit to serve out his time. I am trying to find record of him and his brother Thomas if possible. Thanks Jackie (Roach) Dour
How did you discover the info you have now?: Someone else doing research ran across this information and sent it to me. A few years back I had talked to someone who was researching Salisbury and they told me that they found my grandfather's name. I lost contact with that person and another told me that there was no record. I would like to clear this all up. My grandfather had deserted but he ended up in Dixie Manor California Old Soldier's home and they hailed him a hero, and I would like to know how that happend. He is wearing a medal in a photo that I have of him.
Friday, June 15th 2012 - 10:27:51 PM
First name is OK -: diane
State you are from? -: wisconsin
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: william kelly
Your Question or Comment !! -: no question. i now have the record of him actually being there and dying there with the list of pow who died.
How did you discover the info you have now?: family tree
Friday, June 15th 2012 - 04:32:27 PM
First name is OK -: robert easton
State you are from? -: nevada
Homepage URL -: http://reaston57@gmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Alexander Easton
Your Question or Comment !! -: Was it common for wounded prisoners to get medical treatment at other facilities before arriving at Salibury? According to my great grandfather, he was wounded and send to Libby prision.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I contacted Libby Prision and they indicated that his name was not listed in their records. They had access to Salibury records and found my great grandfather.
Thursday, June 14th 2012 - 07:00:26 PM
First name is OK -: Linda
State you are from? -: Vermont
Homepage URL -: http://gramavan642@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: albert cook
Your Question or Comment !! -: was a private ? Co F 93 Infantry Reg. New York and may have died about 20 oct 1864.
How did you discover the info you have now?: by other researchers, and finding where his widow and minot child was awarded his death pension. And would like to confirm his sctual death. According to NY military records he mustard out 20 oct 1864. in Salisbury, NC
Saturday, June 2nd 2012 - 01:59:46 AM
First name is OK -: Claire
State you are from? -: New York
Homepage URL -: http://more212@hotmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Clark Crosby age 17 - died Dec. 25, 1864 at Salisbury
Your Question or Comment !! -: The following letter was sent to William C. Crosby Sr., Shortsville, NY April 2, 1865 from Naples, NY: Dear Sir: Yours asking for what particulars I may know about your son's death is at hand, and I cheerfully comply. He was first taken down with a fever and so far recovered from it that we thought he would get well, but finally he starved to death; he being weak and run down the rations we got were not enough to sustain him. He was nothing but a living skeleton, his hips and bones were all punched through the skin, and he was covered over with sores. He had nothing but the ground to lie on , we had a small shelter tent for our house; we took the best care we could of him. I happened to have my overcoat with me and I used to spread it over him. He had nothing but a thin blouse and vest, and the weather was quite cold sometimes. How he was buried I do not know - they were drawn out of the stockade by the wagon load, thrown in as you would a load of pork to go to market. We pinned his name, company and regiment on him and they said they would put up a head-board at his grave. They would not allow us to do any such things. There were eight of us went into the little tent together and but two of the eight came out alive. The boy you speak of as belonging to Company C died a few days after William did, his name was Vidalene. Your son died with his Testament in his hands - he said nothing about dying nor did he leave any word. The Testament was taken after he died by Vidalene, and after he died I took the Testament and a little black handled knife, the latter was stolen from me in Richmond when we came through. That paper that was in his Testament was a draft he had drawn from a map, of the railroads and the principal highways, as we intended to escape if possible. The date of your son's death was December 25, 1864, at Salisbury. Very respectfully yours, Solomon Sullivan
How did you discover the info you have now?: This letter, and the map, are in family papers. This letter was printed in the July 1875 "Neighbor's Home Mail" published at Phelps, NY.by Leitenant J. W. Neighbor, Late 148th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
Saturday, May 26th 2012 - 06:25:23 AM
First name is OK -: Larry Guile
State you are from? -: California
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Lower(s) 1864
Your Question or Comment !! -: I see that John Lower(s) was transferred from Andersonville to Salisbury ca:1864. Did he die in prison?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Andersonville Conferate Prison website.
Wednesday, May 23rd 2012 - 11:40:33 AM
First name is OK -: Sandy
State you are from? -: California
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Hiram Sloop
Your Question or Comment !! -: My ancestor, Pvt.Hiram Sloop, belonged to Co. A, 4th Ohio Vol Cav. He was captured at Chickamunga on 20 Sept 1863 and sent to Richmond, VA. From there he was transferred to Danville, VA, and then to Florence, SC. He was sent to Salibury prison where he died in the cars on 14 Dec 1864. The Director of the National Cemetery felt it possible that he was buried in one the 18 burial trenches of unknown soldiers who died at the Salisbury Confederate Prison, but had no definitive proof. I'm trying to locate his burial place, any information greatly appreciated.
How did you discover the info you have now?: All information I have came from the the Civil War Pension file applied for by his mother.
Thursday, May 17th 2012 - 06:36:07 PM
First name is OK -: Ron
State you are from? -: Virginia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Emerson Johnson
Your Question or Comment !! -: looking for picture or story on Emerson Johnson POW
Tuesday, May 1st 2012 - 02:14:16 PM
First name is OK -: melody barnette
State you are from? -: North Caroilina
Homepage URL -: http:// mbarnette2002@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Anyone with the last name of Starnes or Overcash
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am trying to do my geneology on my dads side. He was a Starnes and his mother was an Overcash.
Monday, April 30th 2012 - 10:08:59 PM
First name is OK -: Robert
State you are from? -: CT
Homepage URL -: http://ryoungarch@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Vinus Sanford, 13th CT
Your Question or Comment !! -: Posted on Vinus previously, but did not leave my homepage.
Monday, April 30th 2012 - 12:14:00 PM
First name is OK -: Robert
State you are from? -: CT
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Vinus T. Sanford, 13th CT
Your Question or Comment !! -: We believe Vinus Sanford arrived at Salisbury Prison shortly after his capture at Cedar Creek, VA on October 19, 1864. In a book entitled "The Capture, The Prison and the Escape" by Capt. Willard Glazier, a fellow prisoner at the time, Salisbury Prison took on 10,000 prisoners at about this time when there had only been 600. According to my research, the prison was only about 8,000 square feet on three floors, which amounts to less than 1 square foot per prisoner. Due to the overcrowding and squalor, a prison break was attempted by about 1/10th of the prisoners (many were unaware of it) on November 25, 1864. Apparently due to poor planning and confusion, the attempted break was put down by the guards killing 16 prisoners and wounding many others. My 3 X grandfather died at Salisbury on November 24, 1864. My question(s): Do you have a record of Vinus Sanford? If yes, is there a headstone for him or is he buried in one of the mass graves? Do you have a record of his demise? We understood that he might have been wounded at Cedar Creek and later succumbed to his injuries, but the timing of his death, 11/24/64, and the prison break, 11/25/64, is more than coincidental.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Various sources: mainly ancestors, but also Internet research and good ol' fashioned libraries!
Monday, April 30th 2012 - 12:10:58 PM
First name is OK -: Robert
State you are from? -: CT
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Vinus Sanford
Your Question or Comment !! -: I believe Vinus Sanford, (a greatX3 grandfather), was with the 13th CT, mustered in through New Haven, CT. He was captured at Cedar Creek, VA on October 19, 1864. From there, we believe he may have gone to Libby Prison, and from there, to Salisbury Prison where he died on November 24, 1864, scarcely more than a month after his capture. Reading through a book by Capt. Willard Glazier, a fellow prisoner at Salisbury, there was a great wave of new prisoners (some 10,000) at about the time of Vinus's arrival, some time between 10/19/64 and 11/24/64. By my research, the prison was no more than about 8,000 square feet in size, meaning there was less than 1 square foot per prisoner. Due to the overcrowding and squalor, a prison break by about 1/10th of the prisoners was attempted on Novermber 25, 1864, which was put down by the guards. My question is: do you have a record of Vinus Sanford, 13th CT? If yes, is there a headstone for him or is he buried in one of the mass graves? Is there any record of his demise? We heard he may have been wounded at Cedar Creek and succumbed to his injuries, but the date of his death, 11/24/64, and the prison uprising, 11/25/64, are more than coincidental. Could he have been one of those killed in the attempted prison break?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Various sources - relatives mainly, Internet and libraries.
Monday, April 30th 2012 - 11:45:57 AM
First name is OK -: Bonnie
State you are from? -: Tennessee
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Pvt. Matthew Fitzgerald
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great(3xs)grandfather served in the COnnecticut 2nd Regiment Heavy Artillary Company E. His military papers state he was captured at Cedar Creek and died at the Salisbury Prison. DO you have any info?
How did you discover the info you have now?: From Matthew's military papers, and Cedar Creek archives.
Friday, April 27th 2012 - 11:39:54 PM
First name is OK -: Bobbie
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Homepage URL -: http://blasdar@gmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: looking for my G-grandfather's brother, Ruffin "Willie" Horton
Your Question or Comment !! -: I was trying to complete the genelogy of the above person. Their father died while some of the children were underage and it appears that Ruffin "Willie" Horton was one that moved away from the family.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Ruffin "Willie" Horton was listed as dying 1865 in Salisbury NC. So I did searching on internet through civil war battles in Salisbury, NC.
Thursday, April 26th 2012 - 05:46:27 PM
First name is OK -: Jim Appleman
State you are from? -: MAINE
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Just looking at the MAINE/USA
Your Question or Comment !! -: Thank-you!
How did you discover the info you have now?: I read CIVIL WAR Books, NON-STOP!
Thursday, April 26th 2012 - 12:43:15 PM
First name is OK -: Rose Marie Meservey
State you are from? -: Maryland/ orginally New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Orlando P. Benson
Your Question or Comment !! -: I think that O.P. may have been at the prison toward the end of the Civil War. He survived and was eventually exchanged by the end of the war.
How did you discover the info you have now?: We have a diary that he wrote that includes brief description of his experiences at the prision.
Sunday, April 22nd 2012 - 09:20:45 PM
First name is OK -: Mary
State you are from? -: Florida
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Rowell Dewey Fuller
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was with the NY 157th, captured at Gettysburg. In what prison would he have been in?
How did you discover the info you have now?: From his decendents and from searching the internet.
Monday, April 16th 2012 - 02:05:31 PM
First name is OK -: Vonnie
State you are from? -: MD
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William L. Crosby, 148th NY Volunteer Infantry
Your Question or Comment !! -: I know that William L. Crosby, Co. C, 148th NY Volunteer Infantry was captured at the 2nd Battle of Fair Oaks on Oct. 27, 1864 (from a letter that was posted in Richmond, VA on Oct. 30, 1864). He was sent to Salisbury Prison where he starved to death in 1865. Would he have just been buried in a mass grave -- or were some men buried in individual graves? (He was 19, and had enlisted on Aug. 16, 1864). His brother, Horton, who made it home from the Civil War is my ancestor.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family letters.
Saturday, April 14th 2012 - 04:20:20 PM
First name is OK -: Patrick
State you are from? -: Alabama
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: George W. Terry
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was wounded and captured at Weldon, RR, on August 18, 1864, while in Company E, Purnell Legion, V Corps. His muster rolls say he was transferred to the General Hospital at Goldsborough, NC, on Feb 22, 1865. One report says he was exchanged but no record of it is in his records. Another report says he died there or at Andersonville. Cannot find at Andersonville. Would like to determine if his grave is there or other information about him. Were prisoners transferred to Andersonville from Salisbury? Another report says he went over to the CSA while at the hospital. Moses Palmer copied a list of prisoners at Salisbury from the orginal. Is that list on line?
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archives and Maryland Vounteers in the War of the Rellion 1861-1865.
Friday, April 13th 2012 - 05:32:23 PM
First name is OK -: Chuck
State you are from? -: Michigan
Homepage URL -: http://chuckcrossett@hotmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William P. Carner corp. Co. G 150th Pa. Reg.
Your Question or Comment !! -: taken prisoner at Battle of the Wilderness, then taken to Orange Courthouse then to Gordensville to linchburgh to Dannville to arrive 21st May 1864 at Andersonville then on the 12th day of Sept. 1864 taken to Florence S.C. became sick sent to rebel hospital then was put aboard rail road car on stretcher. train being sent to federal lines for prisoner transfer and died en route near Little Pee Dee River. Any info or corroboration would be helpful. any Ideas on burial site.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Civil war personnel records, affidavits, family history.
Sunday, April 8th 2012 - 09:23:23 AM
First name is OK -: Chuck
State you are from? -: Michigan
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William P. Carner corp. Co. G 150th Pa. Reg.
Your Question or Comment !! -: captured at Battle of the wilderness first sent to Andersonville affidavit I have states William was put on a rail road car on a stretcher in Florance and being transported to be transferred to federal lines but died near little Pee Dee River before it reached Charleston. Any information, such as possible burial site
How did you discover the info you have now?: Civil war personnel records, Affidavits, family history.
Sunday, April 8th 2012 - 08:30:27 AM
First name is OK -: John
State you are from? -: Ohio
Homepage URL -: http://chagrinhistorical.org
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: none needed
Your Question or Comment !! -: In researching local Civil War Soldiers, we came across a diary of A E Smith, Co D 7th OVI. Smith was captured during a skirmish at Cross Lanes, Virginia in August 1861. He was first held in Richmond, then transferred to New Orleans. In February of 1862 he was transferred to the prison at Salisbury. Near death in the hospital from scurvy, his comrades answered for him at roll call, and then came and carried him to the muster where the prisoners were to be paroled May 29, 1862. below is his account of the transfer from New Orleans and his time at Salisbury. Feb 1, 1862 very wet and very quiet today until about 4 pm when Gen. Palfrey of CSA informed us that we leave this prison in 3 or 4 days for the North--quite exhilarating. went to sleep tonight hoping that before long we would sleep under the Stars and Stripes. Feb 2,3,4,5, 1862 Time passes very slowly we are expecting to go Northward at a and we are waiting anxiously if not patiently for the time to come. Feb 6, 1862 After severe raining last night we spent the forenoon watching for the hour to come to go North--it came at last--and after marching four miles to the Depot we Left New Orleans Louisiana on the cars for some place Northward--Daylight Feb 7, 1862 10.40 AM Found us at Brookhaven 129 miles from New Orleans. Stopped at Byrams 17 miles from Jackson--got to Jackson Miss. 190 Miles from New Orleans at 11:30 AM. We left Jackson at about 4 PM on Freight Cars without seats so our travelling accommodations are not very extensive. it has rained ever since we left parish prison, we travelled all night. Feb 8, 1862 At 5 AM Feb. 8 1862, We found ourselves at Meridian, Miss. where we changed cars about 1 PM proceeded on our way north. Feb 9, 1862 After travelling all night 5 AM Feb. 9 found us at Mobile, Ala. where we took passage on board the St. Charles side wheel boat enroute for Montgomery, Alabama. The weather is very cold and growing colder as we go northward some of us took berths in the Hold and got along tolerable well by so doing and Here one of the Boys accidentally walked off the Gang plank and fell into the River-from which he was pulled out but rather wet. Feb 10, 1862 Arose this morning feeling fairly well and did not suffer from the cold--toward noon the weather moderated and was much more comfortable and endurable. Feb 11, 1862 This morning dawn found us 50 miles from Montgomery. Arrived at Montgomery, Ala. at 11AM and after a good deal of waiting around we proceeded on Cars on our journey Feb 12, 1862 about 3 PM. Got to West Point, Ga about 11 PM staying here until one o’clock in the morning Feb 12. and at 1:30 PM we were at Atlanta, Georgia stopping about half an hour and went on, passing Stoney Mountain at 4:15 PM Feb 13, 1862 after travelling all night and all day of Feb 13 until 4:30 PM when we arrived at Augusta, Ga. to change cars and Feb 14, 1862 went on and at 9 AM the 14th found us sixty miles from Salisbury, North Carolina. Went to Charlottesville and Changed Cars, passing Raleigh and arrived at Salisbury, NC 10 AM and Quartered in a Cotton Factory with all windows removed from building and Freezing weather at that making it very uncomfortable for men in our condition and by changing from a Climate where the thermometer registered 8 days ago about 80 degrees.--At Raleigh we saw armies armed with long pikes. Salisbury N C Prison Feb 15, 1862 Here we are in Salisbury Prison-rather disappointing not going home as much as we were. Quite a difference in the Atmosphere to New Orleans--it is quite frosty with rain and sleet. Feb 16-19 Four days very miserable weather rain, Sleet and snow Feb 20-21 Two fairly good days, quite warm and pleasant Feb 22-23 about the same as the two last days-warm and pleasant February, 24, 25, 26 1862. Very disagreeable, dull, wet and unpleasant February 27, 1862. I have been in prison six months February 28, 1862 About the same, hoping for the best. Trying to keep courage up March 1, 1862 Prisoners made stage for theatrical performance by permission of the Commandant of the Garrison. Invited Confederate officers in to see the show. The opening speech being made by one having more zeal than discretion and utterly without brains. Insulted the Confederate visitors who left the prison mightly offended--made complaint. Theatrical performances ordered discontinued. no more Theaters in Salisbury Prison March 1-12, 1862 From Mch 1- to Mch 12- very dull, all kinds of weather Hot and Cold, Wet and Dry, Pleasant and Miserable--Monotonous. March 13, 1862 Five Hundred more prisoners brought in today from Tuscaloosa, Alabama March 14 to 24 Prisoners including myself, suffering from Rheumatism so that we can hardly turn over in our bunks. March 25, 1862 Alexander Dodge of Company D 7th O.V.I. found dead in Bunk between two comrades this morning. The Vicissitudes and Exposure of prison Life was too much for him. Mch 26th-31, 1862 Weather better but Rheumatism bad April 1-27 Weather getting warmer The boys getting some better of Rheumatism, But Scurvy is breaking out among us. I am getting quite bad. April 28/62 News of the Capture of New Orleans Louisiana confirmed! A most beautiful day and we are out of doors--We have the parole of the Prison Enclosure. Any violation of which-will be the means of being penned up again. April 29.30 Weather has changed Wet and Miserable have to stay in Building May 1 same as last two days May 2 some of Gen” Burnsides’ men released today May 3 Got a Richmond paper today--which says that all federal prisoners are to leave Richmond May 3-13 Great talk of The Prisoners here in Salisbury being released etc. May 14-15 Prisoners busy signing Paroles so I suppose the time for release will soon be here. May 15-27 Talk of going home soon, but we are here yet. I am, and have been several days in the hospital helpless with scurvy May 28/62 I am lying helpless in Salisbury Prison Hospital. Orders have been issued, that all prisoners able to March are to be ready to leave tomorrow. It looks rather dubious for me lying here on a Hospital Cot, but in the evening Jim Rubicon came to the hospital saying that they had answered to my name at Roll Call and had kept my place to fall in and I must go without. Being totally unable to walk it looked dubious. May 29.1862 Two hundred Federal prisoners left Salisbury prison this morning, but what a march for me. before daylight Three comrades of the 7th O.V.I came to the Hospital Jim Rubicon, Perry H Smith and Jim Snyder of Co. I 7th O.V.I. picked me up carried me to where they was previously fell in--lying me in my place in the ranks. When the order was Yankees Forward March. They picked me up and held me up on the march. after due time we arrived at the Cars provided for us--and when the command was “all aboard Yankees” the boys threw me into the Car. Judging from my feelings, I thought my end had come--but there were others in the same fix. but the rough usage helped me in the end. in a few days I could walk with the aid of a Stick We left Salisbury some time in the night.
How did you discover the info you have now?: A E Smith survived the war and became the Quartermaster and Historian for the GAR. His diary was in his effects.
Monday, April 2nd 2012 - 12:20:52 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 RACHAL FROM SOUTH CAROLINA
Your Question or Comment !! -: Under Brown's Appendix M-4 Civilians Held at the Prison, there is a listing for Rose, J., Monroe County, Va. This name was posted in two lists from the New York Tibune, Jul. 29, 1862 & Dec. 11, 1862. Supposedly the names on these lists were being held "because they are Union men." I also found reference in the Official Records, series 2, vol. 4, pg. 368, that about 30 Confederate civilians were being held by the Union to guarantee the safety of these Union prisoners. I found no reference for Rose dying in prison but it is still possible as records are poor.
Monday, March 12th 2012 - 08:56:32 AM
First name is OK -: rachel
State you are from? -: SC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Jackson Rose
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am looking for information on Jackson Rose from Virginia/West Virginia border, who was forced to serve in the Confederate Army and was taken to Salisbury Prison for trying to abandon his station. He was led to believe that his entire family was dead and he died in prison not knowing that they were fine. approx 1863
How did you discover the info you have now?: Craig County history book is one source. I don't remember where I first read about him. He is my great, great grandfather. I would like to do a painting and would like to uncover as many details as possible for historical accuracy. I appreciate any leads or information that I can find. Thank you.
Monday, March 12th 2012 - 01:35:58 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 BARBARA LIPIAN FROM OHIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: Pvt. Daniel Lautzenheiser, Co. E, 34th Ohio Reg., died Feb. 2, 1865, in Salisbury Prison. For this time frame, burial would be in one of the 18 trenches viewable on the photos of the first page of this site. There are no individual markers on the trenches.
Sunday, March 11th 2012 - 04:07:51 PM
First name is OK -: Barbara Lipian
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lautzenheiser, Daniel 34th Reg. Ohio Infintry
Your Question or Comment !! -: His sister was my grandmothers mother. Her name was Odellia Lautzenheiser. I was told that Daniel was a prisoner at Salisbury Prison and died 2-1865. Do you have record of his being there? Where was he buried? Thank you
How did you discover the info you have now?: I found the info on line.
Saturday, March 10th 2012 - 11:08:16 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? -: MORE INFO FOR DONNA FROM OHIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: I played on the internet for a few minutes. Start with the Ohio Historical Society Archives/Library reference@ohiohistory.org
Tuesday, March 6th 2012 - 09:40:58 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 DONNA FROM OHIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: I checked the Salisbury Prison records for Addison H. Richardson but there is no listing. Your DOD is probably wrong as all Confederate prisons were closed in early 1865 before or when the war ended. My suggestion is to try to find a regimental history for the 1st Ohio Light Artillery as these usually have muster rolls in them; perhaps on-line or through a state museum/archives. You are going to have to locate some definite info on your relative before you can apply to Washington, D.C. for his service records. The researchers there need all the info possible to narrow down your relative and his info from their vast files.
Tuesday, March 6th 2012 - 09:28:48 AM
First name is OK -: Donna again
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Addison H. Richardson
Your Question or Comment !! -: The Date of Death also shows North Carolina for where he died.
Tuesday, March 6th 2012 - 08:11:56 AM
First name is OK -: Donna again
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Addison H. Richardson
Your Question or Comment !! -: The Date of Death also shows North Carolina for where he died.
Tuesday, March 6th 2012 - 08:11:31 AM
First name is OK -: Donna
State you are from? -: OHIO
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Addison H. Richardson
Your Question or Comment !! -: My Grandfather was in the National Soldiers and Childrens home in Gettysburg. I think his father shown above died in prison. July 5, 1865? I believe his brother Alexander M. also served but I think he came home. I also think he served in Company Battery D, 1st Light Artillary Ohio Aug 16, 1862. Not sure how to find his death and burial record.
How did you discover the info you have now?: My Grandfather had told my mother that he had been in a Orphanage. I found him in the 1870 Census at Ancestry site. Then I found other info on Civil War at Ancestry.
Tuesday, March 6th 2012 - 08:08:29 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 JOHN MACAULAY FROM MICHIGAN
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no listing for Andrew McAuley, 27th Mich. Reg., Co. F. The records on Brown's lists ended with the prison closure at the end of February 1865. With a DOD of Mar. 22, 1865, I'm guessing he could have died in Richmond, Va., Wilmington, NC, or Camp Parole in Annapolis, Md. As for his brother John, you'll have to check the National Cemeteries in the Petersburg area, including City Point.
Monday, March 5th 2012 - 09:37:09 AM
First name is OK -: John MacAulay
State you are from? -: michigan
Homepage URL -: http://mstracy@msn.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Andrew McAuley
Your Question or Comment !! -: My first cousin three times removed/ancestor enlisted in Co.F,27th Infantry on October 20,1862,at Port Huron,Michigan for three years,age 20...Mustered Nov.11,1862.He was taken prisoner at Weldon Railroad,VA.,Aug.21,1864,and died at Salisbury Prison on March 22,1865,THREE WEEKS before the war ended! How was he not taken prisoner or killed at "THE CRATER"/Petersburgh just 3 weeks earlier? Andrew's older brother,John,was killed at Petersburgh on July 30,1864.Do you know where Andrew or John McAuley is buried?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Through family letters.
Sunday, March 4th 2012 - 04:46:44 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 INDIANA
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no hospital listing for Christian Bircle, 128th Indiana Reg., Co. H.
Wednesday, February 29th 2012 - 09:57:33 AM
First name is OK -: Diana
State you are from? -: Indiana
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Christian Bircle from Indiana buried in 178
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was from the 128th Regiment, Co. H. We were always told he was poisoned on his way home from the war. His death date is Sept. 12 1865. Are there any hospital records for him? Thank you.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family history and genealogical research.
Wednesday, February 29th 2012 - 12:32:30 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 KIM FROM OHIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: Pvt. Israel Burns, Co. K, 144th Ohio Regiment, died Nov. 12, 1864. For this time frame in Salisbury Prison history, burial will be in one of the 18 trenches which can be seen in the photos of this web-site. There are no markers on these trenches.
Monday, February 20th 2012 - 12:34:06 PM
First name is OK -: Kim
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Isreal Burns from Wood Co., Ohio
Your Question or Comment !! -: Forgot to mention his date of death is listed in local news paper records as Nov. 12, 1864.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family research/newspaper accounts.
Sunday, February 19th 2012 - 06:15:18 PM
First name is OK -: Kim
State you are from? -: ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Isreal Burns of Wood Co., Ohio
Your Question or Comment !! -: looking for the gravesight for my relative, Isreal Burns.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family research
Sunday, February 19th 2012 - 05:11:41 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 WAGNER FROM OHIO
Your Question or Comment !! -: Pvt. Frederick Schaffer, Co. E, 123rd Ohio Reg., is listed as dying Dec. 27, 1864. With this date of death, burial should be in one of the trenches shown in the photos of this web-site. There are no markers on these trenches.
Sunday, February 19th 2012 - 08:43:41 AM
First name is OK -: Wagner
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Frederick Shaffer Civil War prisoner died 25 Dec. 1864
Your Question or Comment !! -: Where is he buried
Saturday, February 18th 2012 - 10:36:29 PM
First name is OK -: Jackie
State you are from? -: PA
Homepage URL -: http://sja392@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Moses McKinney
Your Question or Comment !! -: My Great Great Grandfather Corporal Moses McKinney was in the 17th Cavalry, Co. E. was wounded at Cold Harbor VA 28 May 1864, captured at Berryville, VA 24 Sep 1864, Died at Salisbury NC 20 Dec 1864 of sickness. Just reading about this Prison of War Camp. Unsettling.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Research.
Wednesday, February 15th 2012 - 01:03:48 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? -: QUESTION FOR ANN FROM PENNA.
Your Question or Comment !! -: If William H. Gray was in the 4th Pa. Reserves and 54th Pa. Inf. Reg., please contact me at the above e-mail address as I research both units and am wondering if there is any info in his pension records relative to the battles he fought or Salisbury Prison. Thank you.
Saturday, February 11th 2012 - 10:11:32 AM
First name is OK -: Ann
State you are from? -: Pennsylvania
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Harvey Gray
Your Question or Comment !! -: William Harvey Gray is my husband's gr gr grandfather and he was held at Salisbury from about Nov 1864 to Feb 1865. Thank you for this informative page and pictures.
How did you discover the info you have now?: William Harvey Gray's pension file
Saturday, February 11th 2012 - 06:13:33 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 LORI FROM CALIF
Your Question or Comment !! -: Joseph M. Catlin, Co. A, 36th Wisconsin Reg., is listed as dying Jan. 4, 1865. Burial would have been in one of the trenches.
Wednesday, February 8th 2012 - 03:02:57 PM
First name is OK -: Lori
State you are from? -: CA
Homepage URL -: http://lhickman@circle-oaks.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Joseph M. Catlin
Your Question or Comment !! -: captured at Reams Station and died in the Rebel Prison at Slisbury, NC on Jan. 3,1865. Looking for any information and/or confirmation of this.
How did you discover the info you have now?: ancestry.com
Tuesday, February 7th 2012 - 11:38:10 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 BOBBI FROM SOUTH CAROLINA
Your Question or Comment !! -: Martin Green is listed as dying Nov. 3, 1864. With this date of death, his burial would be in one of the trenches. For your info, the 2nd Pa. Reserves was a state designation, becoming the 31st Pa. Volunteers upon entry into federal service. On June 1, 1864, Green was transferred to the 191st Pa. Vol. Inf. Reg., Co. A, to serve out the remainder of his enlistment and was with this regiment at the time of his capture on Aug. 19, 1864, at the Weldon RR. Other info on Green: age 21 at time of enlistment (Feb. 15, 1864) at Huntingdon, Pa., 5 ft. 9 inches tall, dark hair, gray eyes, farmer by trade.
Friday, February 3rd 2012 - 05:06:40 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? -: ANSWER FOR MAUREEN FROM CALIF.
Your Question or Comment !! -: James W. Capwell, 1st NY (possibly sharpshooters), Co. H, is listed as being in the Salisbury Prison hospital. No entry or discharge dates given.
Friday, February 3rd 2012 - 04:57:59 PM
First name is OK -: Maureen
State you are from? -: California
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James Capwill
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was shot by a guard at Salisbury while trying to escape. He was shot in the upper thigh and survived. Is he listed in the prison?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Civil war records from Monroe County Clerk in New York through Ancestry.com
Thursday, February 2nd 2012 - 06:00:58 PM
First name is OK -: Bobbi
State you are from? -: South Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Martin Greene
Your Question or Comment !! -: Do you have any record of Martin Greene (Green) who died November 3, 1864 in Salisbury Prison being buried in either one of the trenches or somewhere else in the cemetery? He served with the Pennsylvania Co. F2, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry, 31 Pa. Volunteers and was captured at the Battle of Weldon Railroad.
How did you discover the info you have now?: This information is from a family history recorded by his brother and another inmate and best friend, Michael Querry, who served with him and was later released in a prisoner exchange on March 20, 1865.
Tuesday, January 31st 2012 - 12:06:31 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 KEN FROM NY
Your Question or Comment !! -: Checking Brown's appendices, Bonfield does not show up. He would only be listed if he deserted while in prison, entered the hospital or died. His Feb. 27, 1865 discharge date as a prisoner leads me to believe he was at Salisbury as this date is when the prison closed. The Battle of Globe tavern is also known as The Weldon Railroad (for your info, near Petersburg, Va.) The info I find is Bonfield enlisted Nov. 29, 1861, in Phila. in Company D, 90th Pa. Inf. Reg. He was 19 years old, 5' 6 1/2" tall, blue eyes, light hair, and was a painter by trade. He was with this unit when captured, being transferred Nov. 26, 1864, to Company D, 11th Pa. Inf. Reg. He was discharged from this unit Apr. 15, 1865.
Friday, January 27th 2012 - 10:39:31 AM
First name is OK -: Ken
State you are from? -: NY
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Henry Bonfield Sgt 11 PA Regiment
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking to see if g-g-g-grandfather was a prisoner at Salisbury. He was captured on 19 Aug 64 at Battle of Globe Tavern
How did you discover the info you have now?: Old family papers & records saying he was a prisoner but not where he was held.
Thursday, January 26th 2012 - 06:23:46 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? -: ANSWER FOR KEN FROM KENTUCKY
Your Question or Comment !! -: This is a gray area; hopefully somebody more in know will help both of us. The prisoners who went to Ricmond by train for the exchange were those that were in the worst health. If they died on the train, it is unknown if they were taken off enroute or they simply finished the journey to Richmond for burial. I can only suggest checking with the National Park Service in Richmond to see if they have any info on this subject and if they can check their burial records for the Richmond area.
Thursday, January 26th 2012 - 04:34:08 PM
First name is OK -: Ken
State you are from? -: KY
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prison
Your Question or Comment !! -: My ancestory, Abraham Brawley, died while being sent from Salisbury Prison to Richmond for prisoner parole in 1865, just before the prison was shut down. Does anyone know where the prisoners who died enroute to Richmond may have been buried?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Referencing Civil War records and pension application by his wife.
Thursday, January 26th 2012 - 09:33:25 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 HAL FROM PA
Your Question or Comment !! -: I checked my Salisbury and Pennsylvania records; I basically have the same info you listed in your inquiry. Agnew enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, in Beaver Co., Pa., mustered into Federal service Aug. 25, 1862, in Harrisburg, Pa. Record indicates he was 24 yrs. old. I show him captured at Gettysburg, possibly in the Wheatfield on the afternoon of July 2. The 140th was involved in the fighting here but check the regimental history for other areas of involvement during Gettysburg.
Wednesday, January 25th 2012 - 11:01:15 AM
First name is OK -: Hal
State you are from? -: PA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William M. Agnew
Your Question or Comment !! -: William is listed buried, Richmond National, died at Belle Isle Sep 15,1864. Also listed as buried at Salisbury. He was a member of Co "I" 140th PA Infantry. I check the "Register PA Vol's 1861-1865", he is listed as died at Libby Prison,VA. Do you have any information on him at Salisbury Prison.
Tuesday, January 24th 2012 - 03:12:48 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 JERRY FROM NC
Your Question or Comment !! -: There is no list of just prisoners that I know of. I use the appendices in the back of Brown's book "The Salisbury Prison" as the best source. I'm compiling an updated list of his Pa. soldiers listings which includes deaths, desertions and some hospital listings.
Saturday, January 21st 2012 - 06:25:13 PM
First name is OK -: Jerry
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Monroe Van Valkenburgh in Prison
Your Question or Comment !! -: Had found before Monroe served in the NYS Volunteers, and was captured and died in the Salisbury prision. Total count of dead over 12,000 equivalent to over ten regiments. What a prison... Will search more, would like a link to the prisoner list.
How did you discover the info you have now?: NY State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center
Thursday, January 19th 2012 - 07:23:07 PM

 


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