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Photo: Courtesy of Tom Walter, 2007

Photo: Courtesy of Tom Walter, 2007

Johnson's Island Civil War Confederate Prison Cemetery

Historian Roger Long has researched, written, and lectured extensively on the Civil War Prison for Confederate officers located on Johnson's Island in Lake Erie. Mr. Long has graciously provided the Hayes Presidential Center with his research concerning deaths and burials at the prison.

Alexander, T. J. : 2nd Lt. 4th Bat. Alabama Cavalry., Co. C

Captured Oct. 30, 1863 at "Sandstone"

Arrived Nov. 21, 1863

Died Feb. 15, 1864 of scrofula

Buried block 5, grave 16, now grave 160

NOTE:There was no battle or skirmish known as "Sandstone," nor was there any major action on Alexander's date of capture, although there were a few skirmishes on that day.

Allen, A. P. :1st Lt. 2nd Kentucky Cav. (Duke's), Co. I

Captured July 1, 1863 at Cumberland, Kentucky

Arrived Oct. 7, 1863

Died Oct. 24, 1863 of dysentery

Buried block 9, grave now unknown

Anderson, Charles B. :2nd Lt. 49th Tennessee, Co. G

Captured Feb. 16, 1862 at Ft. Donelson, Tennessee

Arrived May 1, 1862 (death register shows 1863, in obvious error)

Died Aug. 25, 1862 of pneumonia or typhoid

Buried grave 66

NOTE:There was no wooden grave marker for Anderson in 1866.

Anderson, John B. :Pvt. Missouri Cav. or Citizen of Cole Co. Missouri

Captured May 22, 1862 in Cole Co. Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862 (death register shows 1863, in error)

Died Feb. 13, 1863 of chronic diarrhea (death register:"No. Dis. Mark")

Buried Grave 33

Anderson, William L. :Citizen of Hickory Co. Missouri

Captured May 22, 1862 in Hickory Co. Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862 (death register shows 1863, in error)

Died Dec. 16, 1862 of rheumatism or typhoid

Buried on island, grave unknown

Archibald, A. B. :Capt. 8th Confederate Cav., Co. D

Captured June 27, 1863 at Shelbyville, Tennessee

Arrived July 7, 1863

Died Feb. 6, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried block 5, grave 20, now grave 156

Armfield, Mark D. :Capt. 11th North Carolina, Co. B

Captured July 4, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Dec. 3, 1863 of general debility or dysentery

Buried grave 115

Armstrong, W. P. :Pvt. 10th Kentucky Cav.

Captured place & date unknown

Arrived date unknown

Died Jan. 21, 1862 of fever

Buried in unknown grave

NOTE:Armstrong's name does not appear in the register of deaths kept at the prison by Federal officials, nor on the list provided by the war department well after the war.The name is, however, in the list of dead kept by Col. Buehring Jones of Virginia, who came to the prison many months after Armstrong's death.Jones obviously compiled his list from other sources, most likely from the memories of fellow prisoners, some of whom had been there in 1862 and were still there when Jones arrived in the second half of 1864.See narrative for more details of the Jones list.

Arrington, John D. :3rd Lt., 32nd North Carolina, 2nd Co. H

Captured July 4, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Sept. 20, 1863

Died Dec. 27, 1863 of fever

Buried block 12, now grave 123

NOTE:Arrington was wounded in the leg at Gettysburg on July 1 and captured in hospital, during the Confederate retreat.He was transferred about July 17 to David's Island hospital in New York, where he remained until sent to Johnson's Island.

Ash, Samuel :Citizen of Dodridge Co. Virginia

Captured on unknown date at unknown site

Arrived Dec. 25, 1862

Died Jan. 4, 1863 of typhoid fever

Buried on island, grave unknown

Ash, Vincent :Chaplain Morgan's Cav. or 2nd Kentucky Cav.

Captured Aug. 16, 1863 at Louisville, Kentucky

Arrived Sept. 9, 1863

Died Jan. 3, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 124 1/2

NOTE:There was no wooden grave marker for Ash in 1866, nor is it clear what the half-grave number means.

Ashly (or Ashby), John :Pvt. Morgan's Cav.

Captured July 27, 1862 at Gerton, Kentucky

Arrived Aug. 26, 1862 (death register shows 1863, in error)

Died Oct. 27 or 29, 1862 of typhoid

Buried grave 78

NOTE:Gerton, Kentucky, does not show on available maps.Perhaps the place of capture should read Georgetown or Germantown.There were no skirmishes or battles in Kentucky on the date of capture shown.

Bacon, Mark :Capt. 60th Tennessee, Co. D

Captured May 17, 1862 (should be 1863), Big Black River, Mississippi

Arrived June 5, 1862 (should be 1863)

Died Dec. 8, 1863 of "costerpastion" (constipation?)

Buried block 3, now grave 90

Barnes, F. W. or W. T. :Capt. 10th Confederate Cav., Co. E

Captured July 30, 1863 at Big Hill, Kentucky

Arrived Aug. 7, 1863

Died Jan. 10, 1864 of erysipelas

Buried block 12, now grave 131

Barnett, Joel :1st Lt. 9th Btn. Louisiana Cav. (3rd/Wingfield's), Co. F

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived Oct. 15, 1863

Died Nov. 7, 1863 of bronchitis

Buried block 5, now grave 13

Baya, Francis :Lt. 2nd Florida, Co. H

Captured June 15, 1863 at Fredericksburg, Virginia

Arrived Aug. 2, 1863

Died Feb. 25, 1864 of consumption

Buried block 5, grave 16, now grave 159

Beard, William :Recruit Marshall's Brig.

Captured July 1862 (day unknown) Clark Co. Kentucky

Arrived Sept. 6, 1862

Died Nov. 24, 1862 of fever or dysentery

Buried on island, grave unknown

Beard, William B. :1st Lt. 7th Tennessee, Co. K

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died March 22, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

"Body sent to Nashville"

Beatty, Edward :1st Lt. 1st Maryland Cav., Co. A

Captured Oct. 11, 1863 at Brandy Station, Virginia

Arrived Nov. 14, 1863

Died March 24, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

"Body sent to Rockville, MD"

Bevins (or Bevin), John J. :Pvt., French's Virginia Battery, Co. C

Captured May 15, 1863 at Piketon, Kentucky

Arrived June 26, 1863

Died Oct. 26, 1863 of small pox

Buried on island, grave unknwon

NOTE:Subject probably of Capt. David A. French's Co. Virginia Light Artillery.

Blount, B. J. :Lt. 55th North Carolina, Co. H

Captured July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 24, 1863

Died Dec. 20, 1863 of fever or erysipelas.Choked to death.

Buried block 10, now grave 122

Bowles, John B. :2nd Lt. 2nd Kentucky Cav., Co. C

Captured June 13, 1864 at Cynthiana, Kentucky

Arrived June 27, 1864

Died Dec. 12, 1864, shot by sentinel during escape attempt

Body sent to Louisville, Kentucky

NOTE:Several prisoners rushed the west wall that night with only sticks and stones for weapons.A few made it over and across to Marblehead, but were recaptured.Bowles was shot dead on the fence, while trying to escape with the others.Three bullets penetrated his body, one passing through him.His brother, Col. James W. Bowles, was also a Johnson's Island prisoner at this time, but he was not involved in the escape attempt, led by Charles Pierce of Louisiana.

Bowling (or Boling), Robert P. :2nd Lt. 6th Georgia Cav., Co. H

Captured Oct. 20, 1863 in Roane Co. Tennessee

Arrived Nov. 14, 1863

Died March 5, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Body sent to Washington, D. C., according to death register kept by federal officials.However, later war department records show grave 164.

Bowman, Curtis C. :Maj. 1st Kentucky Cav.

Captured Aug. 1863 (day unknown) at Tennessee River

Arrived Dec. 11, 1863 (may be error)

Died Dec. 11, 1863 of erysipelas

Body sent to Paducah, Kentucky

Brigham, John F. :1st Lt. 14th Tennessee

Captured April 2, 1865 at Hatcher's Run, Virginia

Arrived April 11, 1865

Died June 1, 1865 of pneumonia

Buried grave 180

Brown, Edward W. :1st Lt. 9th Batn. Louisiana Cav., Co. A

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived Oct. 15, 1863

Died Jan. 19, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried block 8, now grave 138 1/2

Buckingham, Franklin L. :Guerrilla, "Lanthorn's"

Captured Oct. 15, 1862 in Mississippi Co. Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Nov. 23, 1862 of dysentery

Buried on island, grave unknown

NOTE:Records in Mississippi Co., Missouri, show that the subject had a wife, Susanna H., and two minor children, Richard and Alie Blanche. From the inventory of his estate, probated in the spring of 1863, it appears the subject was a farmer and carpenter.Susanna was appointed administratrix of the estate and apparently sold off a good many of his possessions, leaving her cash of $50.95.Newspapers and county histories make no mention of the subject, his arrest or death.Buckingham was probably typical of the "bushwhackers" or citizens who died on Johnson's Island and were not shipped home.Buckingham was one of a good many citizens or privates or "bushwhackers" who died at the prison between November 1862 and the spring of 1863 and whose bodies were buried on the island, probably outside the prison cemetery.

Burgess, C. W. : Pvt. 5th Tennessee, Co. I

Captured April 7, 1862 at Shiloh, Tennessee

Arrived Sept. 6, 1862

Died "Dead or gone with some lot"

"Dead or gone with some lot," according to the death register

NOTE:Burgess' service record at the National Archives shows that he did not die on Johnson's Island but was sent for exchange, date unstated.His obituary in Confederate Veteran (1907, p. 182) shows that Burgess died in Dec. 1906 at Corinth, Mississippi, where he ran a livery stable after the war.According to this obituary, Burgess was sent to Vicksburg for exchange in Nov. 1862 and was discharged because his left leg had been amputated.

Campbell, James A. :Lt. Col. 27th Mississippi

Captured Nov. 24, 1863 at Lookout Mountain, Georgia (or Tennessee)

Arrived Dec. 3, 1863

Died Feb. 4, 1864 of hepatitis

Buried block 5, grave 24, now grave 152

Cato, Samuel W. :Pvt. "Morgan's Band"

Captured July 19, 1862 at Georgetown, Kentucky

Arrived Aug. 26, 1862

Died Oct. 19, 1862 of typhoid

Buried grave 74

NOTE:When the first-known "official" list of graves was compiled from the inscriptions on the wooden headboards (1866), all that could be deciphered were the first two initials and the first letter of the last name.

Cawthorn (or Cauthorn), James W. :Capt./ADC Guerrilla or Cauthorn's Staff

Captured Nov. 20, 1862 at Union Co. Kentucky (incorrect date?)

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862 (incorrect date?)

Died Nov. 18, 1862 of pneumonia

Buried on island in unknowngrave

Christian, Daniel :Pvt. 129th Virginia, Co. E

Captured Feb. 16, 1862 at McDowell Co. Virginia (Now West Virginia)

Arrived Sept.6, 1862

Died Oct. 11, 1862 of chronic diarrhea

Buried grave 72

NOTE:The 129th Virginia was a militia regiment (27th Brigade), from Nicholas and Logan Counties and was in service during 1861.It appears that Christian may have been a civilian when captured.

Cluke, LeRoy Stuart :Col. 8th Kentucky Cav.

Captured July 26, 1863 at Wellsville, Ohio (at end of Morgan's Ohio Raid)

Arrived Oct. 21, 1863

Died Dec. 31, 1863 of diptheria

"Body sent to his friends"

NOTE:Several dates are recorded for Cluke's death, all within a few days of the one in the Federal death register (Jan. 1, 1864).According to Bennet Young, Cluke may have been poisoned or died of diptheria.Allegedly Cluke was visiting some Federal officers one morning at the prison when he said, "Gentlemen, I will be dead in a few minutes.I have only one request to make of you as soldiers and gentlemen.Leave my arms folded across my bosom like a warrior and tell them to place my Mexican sabre by my side.Telegraph my cousin and foster brother, Samuel G.Stuart, of Winchester, Kentucky; request him to come for my body and bury me next to my mother in the old Stuart graveyard at home."Cluke then folded his arms.The newspaper he had been reading fell out of his hands.His head drooped and he was dead.People rushed to his side, but the prison doctor affirmed that the end had come. However, according to a fellow Kentuckian among the prisoners, Cluke died on New Year's Eve, just at "lights out," 9 p.m., of diptheria.This same prisoner stated in a letter dated Jan. 1, 1864, that Cluke had been ill during his entire captivity.According to Cluke's tombstone in Lexington, Kentucky, Cluke was born in 1824 and died in 1863.Other accounts have Cluke dying in his quarters, in Block 7, of a heart attack.Cluke's sutler account was charged $3 on Dec. 31 and $5 on Jan. 1, with the money paid to "Cox" and "Heliker" respectively.On January 10, the account was closed out, with Cluke having $0.25 to his name.Cluke is most often mentioned by the first name Roy, rather than LeRoy, and often signed his orders and reports as Roy Cluke.

Cochran (or Coelran), Robert S. :"B. W." (bush whacker) of Boone Co. Missouri

Captured Sept. 5, 1862 at Ironton, Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Dec. 10, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 49

Cockerham, David D. :Pvt. Co. K, 10th Confederate

Captured June 9, 1863 at Monticello, Kentucky

Arrived June 20, 1863

Died Sept. 12, 1863, no cause listed

Buried on island, grave unknown

NOTE:The surname is variously misspelled Cockerlan, Cochran, and Cochram.According to service records, Cockerham enlisted in Co. I, 5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Oct. 25, 1861 and deserted Jan. 10, 1863 at Middle Creek.Still, when he was captured in the skirmish at Monticello, Cockerham was with the 10th Confederate.He was taken to Camp Chase at Columbus, Ohio, thence to Johnson's Island.No known diaries mention his death, nor do death lists kept by prisoners.According to family tradition, he died of measles.There was no headmarker for Cockerham in 1866.The 1860 Kentucky census shows that he was age 22 then.Cockerham's brother, Elijah D., 5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, died at Camp Chase on Dec. 22, 1863 and is buried in grave 87.

Cole, Peter :Pvt. 60th Virginia, Co. I

Captured March 26, 1862 at Wyoming Co. Virginia

Arrived Sept. 6, 1862

Died Nov. 23, 1862 of fever or dysentery

Buried grave 47

Coleman, Fleming G. W. :Lt. Star's Mississippi Arty.

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived Oct. 15, 1863

Died Dec. 8, 1863 of inflammation of the bowels

Buried block 13.Also "body sent to his friends".

NOTE:According to war department records, Coleman was buried in grave 119.

Colier (or Collier), J. W. :1st Lt. 10th Kentucky, Co. A

Captured July 7, 1863 at Shadeville, Virginia

Arrived Oct. 10, 1863

Died Dec. 2, 1863 of erysipelas

Buried grave 61

Conoway (or Conway), L. D. :Pvt. 19th Virginia Cav., Co. A

Captured July 5, 1863 at Beesly, Virginia

Arrived Dec. 9, 1863

Died Jan. 15, 1864 of consumption

Buried grave 105

NOTE:Place of capture unidentified.There were no battles or skirmishes on this date near a town that resembles the name "Beesly".Most of the members of this regiment were from the disbanded 3rd Regiment Virginia State Line, which had disbanded March 31, 1863.Quite likely Conoway or Conway was from West Virginia, since most of those troops were West Virginians.

Cooper, Temple F. :Capt. 39th or 52nd Georgia, Co. K

Captured May 16, 1863 at Champion Hill, Mississippi

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died Feb. 3, 1864 of erysipelas

Buried block 4, now grave 141

Copass, Richard D. :3rd Lt. 60th Tennessee, Co. E

Captured May 17, 1863 at Big Black River, Mississippi

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died Aug. 28, 1863 of fever

Buried grave 21

Coppage (or Coppedge), Fielding L. :2nd Lt. 10th Missouri, Co. E

Captured July 4, 1863 at Helena, Arkansas

Arrived Aug. 8, 1863

Died Dec. 18, 1864 (no cause listed)

Buried grave 145

Corbin, William Francis :Capt. 4th Kentucky Cav., "spy" & recruiter

Captured April 8, 1863 at Rouse's Mill, Pendleton Co., Kentucky

Arrived May 2, 1863

Died May 15, 1863, executed by firing squad

"Body taken by friend"

NOTE:Corbin was executed with Thomas Jefferson McGraw (q. v.) after a trial in Cincinnati and at the orders of Gen. Ambrose Burnside, commander of the Department of the Ohio.The two men were convicted of recruiting behind Federal lines, and Burnside apparently decided to make an example of the two men.Other prisoners convicted by Burnside had their sentences commuted by President Lincoln.The subject was a Mason and was accorded all the privileges of the Brotherhood by Maj. William S. Pierson, commandant at Johnson's Island.The bodies of Corbin and McGraw were turned over to Calvin DeMoss of Flagg Spring, Kentucky.Corbin's body was displayed by the family in the front yard of his Kentucky home, just south of Cincinnati, near the Ohio River.Various neighbors commented that he had gotten what was coming to him.He is buried nearby, but not with McGraw.

Coulter, John :Citizen of Blount Co. Tennessee

Captured Sept. 25, 1863 in Blount Co. Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 24, 1863

Died Sept. 23, 1864 of bronchitis and chronic diarrhea

Buried grave 191

NOTE:Coulter's several letters to his wife at Maryville, Tennessee, are extant.So far as can be determined, all the letters were written for Coulter by others, presumably because the subject was illiterete, but possibly because of his serious and prolonged illness.According to the last letter to the widow, Coulter's body was place in a coffin and decently buried by his friends.

Cox, M. N. :Capt. 9th (Ward's ) Tennessee Cav., Co. H

Captured July 26, 1863 at Salineville, Ohio (at end of Morgan's Ohio Raid)

Arrived Oct. 10, 1863

Died Feb. 24, 1864 of rheumatism.

"Body sent to his friends"

NOTE:According to a notation in Lt. W. H. Tindall's autograph book, Cox's body was sent to Nashville.

Criswell, Henderson H. :3rd Lt. 62nd North Carolina

Captured March 16, 1863 in Ezzard Co. Arkansas

Arrived July 8, 1864

Died Sept. 12, 1864 (no cause listed)

Buried grave 190

Crow, Robert W. :2nd Lt. 11th Arkansas, Co. I

Captured April 8, 1862 at Island No. 10, Missouri

Arrived April 26, 1862

Died July 21, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 68

Cummings, G. M. :Pvt. 18th Virginia Cav.

Captured May 5, 1863 at Lewis Co. Virginia (now West Virginia)

Arrived June 14, 1863

Died July 14, 1863 of rubeola and pneumonia

Buried block 8.Grave now unknown

Cummings,Julian :Adjt. 48th Georgia

Captured July 4, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Aug. 24, 1863

Died March 8, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Body sent to Washington, D. C.

Davis, M. (or H.) C. :Pvt. 1st Kentucky Cav.

Captured Nov. 16, 1862 at Colwell Co. KY (Caldwell Co.?)

Arrived Nov. 28, 1862

Died Feb. 25, 1863 (cause unknown)

Buried grave 6

Davis, W. W. :Pvt. 35th Mississippi, Co. E

Captured Feb. 21, 1864 at Newton

Arrived Sept. 14, 1864

Died Jan. 15, 1865 (cause Unknown)

Buried grave 102

NOTE:Davis' diary and letters are extant.He was among the 200 privates brought to Johnson's Island to police the prison.At the instigation of officer prisoners, the privates refused.Davis made caps and chairs to earn money in prison.

Dawson, Hollinger B. :2nd Lt. 17th Georgia, Co. I

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Dec. 22, 1863 of typhus

Buried grave 111

Day, John W. :Capt. 55th Georgia, Co. D

Captured Sept. 9, 1863 at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Arrived Sept. 25, 1863

Died May 7, 1864 (cause unknown)

Buried grave 184

Dean, Jefferson :1st Lt. 38th Tennessee, Co. H

Captured Sept. 1, 1863 in Simpson Co. Kentucky

Arrived Sept. 25, 1863

Died Feb. 15, 1864 of diarrhea

Buried block 8, grave 26.Now grave 115

Deaton, Joseph :Pvt. 5th Kentucky, Co. I

Captured June 6, 1863 in Piny Co. Kentucky

Arrived June 28, 1863

Died Nov. 23, 1863 of dysentery

Buried on island, grave unknown

Dodson, J. W. :2nd Lt. 10th Tennessee Cav., Co. B or E

Captured July 16, 1863 at "Yellow Creek"

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died Oct. 1, 1863 of fever

Buried block 10.Now grave 29

Duncan, John L. :Pvt. 22nd Virginia, Co. C

Captured Nov. 6, 1863 at Pocohontas (Pocahontas, Arkansas?)

Arrived Sept. 14, 1864

Died Dec. 31, 1864 (cause unknown)

Buried grave 146

Emerson, John S. :Citizen Ray Co. Missouri or Pvt. in "Park's Regt."

Captured June 25, 1862 at Lafayette

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Dec. 17, 1862 of typhus

Buried grave 55

Evans, R. M. :Lt. 22nd Alabama

Captured at unknown site

Arrived on unknown date

Died Dec. 8, 1862 of typhus

Buried at unknown location

NOTE:Evans' name is not in the death register kept by Federal officials of the prison.However, the name is in a list of dead, kept by Buehring Jones of Virginia.Evans had died several months before Jones arrived at the prison.See text for details of Jones list.

Everman, L. (or S.) H. :Commissary Sgt. 7th Kentucky, Co. D (Sanders Cav.)

Captured April 5, 1863 at Proctor, Kentucky

Arrived June 4, 1863

Died Oct. 31, 1863 of typhoid fever

Buried block 7, grave now unknown

Ezell, F. M. :1st Lt. 9th Tennessee Cav. Co. I

Captured July 16, 1863 at Salineville, Ohio (at end of Morgan's Ohio Raid)

Arrived Sept. 10, 1863

Died Oct. 22, 1863 of pneumonia

Buried block 7, grave now unknown

Fox, Samuel :Pvt. 79th Virginia

Captured March 23, 1863 at Greenbriar, Virginia (Greenbrier Co., West Virginia)

Arrived Sept. 6, 1862

Died Oct. 21, 1862 (cause unknown)

Buried grave 75

NOTE:According to Fox's tombstone, he was a colonel, but the records clearly show that he was a private.

Franklin, George :Pvt. 1st Kentucky Cav., Co. A

Captured June 2, 1864 at Georgetown, Kentucky

Arrived Sept. 14, 1864

Died on date unknown of unknown cause

Burial unknown

NOTE:Name may be crossed out in death register kept by federal prison officials.

Fraser, Albert J. :Pvt. 15th Mississippi, Co. H

Captured Feb. 9, 1864 in Scott Co. Mississippi

Arrived Sept. 14, 1864

Died Dec. 12, 1864, cause unknown

Buried grave 143

NOTE:About the time of Fraser's arrival at Johnson's Island, some 200 privates were transferred from Camp Chase at Columbus, OH, for the purpose of policing the island.At the urging of officer-prisoners, the privates refused to do the work.It would appear that Fraser was one of this lot of privates.

Fuller, Emelius Wood :St. Martin (Louisiana) Rangers, Capt. of CSS Queen of the West

Captured April 14, 1863 at Grand Lake, Louisiana

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died July 25, 1863 of gastritis

Buried block 5, grave now unknown

NOTE:Fuller was wounded when his boat was sunk, the day he was captured.When Confederate prisoners commandeered the Maple Leaf out of Fortress Monroe, on the way to Fort Delaware prison, Fuller acted as pilot but was unable to escape with [the] others because of his wounds.Upon his recapture, he was led away in irons to Ft. Delaware and was quite ill when he arrived at Johnson's Island, so ill that two soldiers had to carry him from the dock to the prison.Fuller was called by Gen. Dick Taylor, "the bravest man I ever knew."

Fuqur (or Ferquer), James :Citizen of Virginia

Captured at date unknown in Tyler Co. Virginia (West Virginia)

Arrived Dec. 25, 1862

Died Feb. 3, 1863 of typhoid fever

Buried on island, grave unknown

Gamble, Robert :2nd Lt. 2nd Kentucky or 9th Alabama, Co. G

Captured date unknown at site unknown

Arrived on unknown date

Died Nov. 3, 1864, cause unknown

Buried grave 195

Gash, John B. :1st Lt. 62nd North Carolina, Co. E

Captured Sept. 9, 1863 at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Arrived Sept. 25, 1863

Died Oct. 31, 1863 of consumption

Buried grave 94

NOTE:In the prison hospital, just before his death, Gash became delirious and began speaking to his wife and children as if they were at his bedside.He remarked that his oldest daughter had grown considerably since he saw her last.Gash's wife later wrote to his friend in prison, begging that he bring her husband's body home.

Gassaway (or Gasaway), J. D. :1st Lt. Bell's Arkansas Infty., Co. A

Captured July 4, 1863 at Helena, Arkansas

Arrived Aug. 8, 1863

Died Sept. 4, 1863 of small pox

Buried grave 22

Ghormley, Samuel :Citizen of Chilhowee, Blount Co., Tennessee

Captured Oct. 12, 1863 in Blount Co., Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 24, 1863

Died Jan. 9, 1865 of general debility

Buried grave 148

NOTE:Ghormley was a middle-aged country physician whose brother was a known recruiter for the Confederate army in East Tennessee.Earlier in the war Ghormley had been a soldier but was a civilian at the time of his capure near Chilhowee, East Tennessee.The subject's prison letters to his wife are extant.Among them is a letter from Ghormley's friend to the widow, informing her of the doctor's death.Shortly after the war she planned to take her children to England where she was born, but Mrs. Ghormley died of a spider bite at a country inn.

Gibson, Elijah :2nd Lt. 11th Arkansas, Co. H

Captured April 8, 1862 at Island No. 10, Missouri

Arrived April 24, 1862

Died Aug. 9, 1862 of gunshot wound

Buried grave 70

NOTE:Gibson had been visiting a friend from his regiment in another prison barracks and was trying to return to his own room after the evening curfew signal.A sentinel on the fence ordered Gibson to halt and he did, as he tried to explain why he was outside and where he was going.The nervous guard then shot Gibson dead with a buck and ball load.The ball entered Gibson's chest and exited his body where the suspenders crossed in back. The victim was also hit by buckshot.Gibson's death almost caused a prison riot among outraged Confederates.The name of the guard who shot Gibson was never made known.Gibson and Bowles (q. v.) were the only known prisoners shot dead by guards.

Gillespie, Carter W. :Capt. 65th North Carolina, Co. D

Captured June 3, 1863 at Simpson's Ford, Kentucky

Arrived June 20, 1863

Died Sept. 9, 1863 of typhoid fever

Buried block 11. Now grave 32

NOTE:Gillespie's grave marker was placed before the other stone markers were erected in 1890.His grave is marked with a private stone that includes the Masonic square and compass, the only grave so marked.Lt. Col. William S. Pierson, the prison commandant, a Mason, allowed 70 prisoners out on parole to attend Gillespie's funeral and perform the Masonic service.

Glasscock, August :Citizen, Trimble Co. Kentucky

Captured on unknown date at unknown site

Arrived on unknown date

Died Dec. 23, 1862 of unknown cause

Buried on the island, grave unknown

NOTE:Glasscock is not included in the death register kept by Federal prison officials, but he is on a later list prepared by the war department.

Gobble (or Gobell or Cobell), Hugh :Pvt. 5th Kentucky, Co. E

Captured may 14, 1863 in Floyd Co. Kentucky

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died Nov. 3, 1863 of typhoid fever

Buried block 7.Now grave 93

Gobeau, John J. :2nd Lt. 10th Mississippi, Co. B

Captured Sept. 1, 1864 at Jonesboro, Georgia

Arrived Nov. 1, 1864

Died Feb. 25, 1865, cause unknown

Buried on the island, grave unknown

Graham, S. R. :2nd Lt. 3rd Texas Cav., Co. I

Captured Dec. 21, 1862 at Davis Hills, Mississippi

Arrived Aug. 19, 1863

Died Sept. 29, 1863 of "wounds"

Buried block 11.Now grave 83

NOTE:Graham's leg was amputated, and the operation may have contributed to his death.

Graves, John Azariah :Lt. Col. 47th North Carolina

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died March 2, 1864 of a stroke

Body sent to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania friends

NOTE:Today Graves is buried in the churchyard of the First Baptist Church, Yanceyville, North Carolina, under a tombstone with the Masonic square and compass.His body was moved from Philadelphia after the war.Correspondence from Graves' friends still exists, relative to Graves' death and shipment of his body from the island.

Gray, W. A. :Pvt. 19th Batn. or 19th Kentucky Rifles, Co. A

Captured May 27, 1863 at site unknown

Arrived June 14, 1863

Died June 28, 1863 of rubeola

Buried block 8, grave now unknown

Gregory, John M. :Capt. 9th Virginia, Co. C

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Nov. 21, 1863 of putrid sore throat

Buried block 10.Now grave 38

NOTE:Gregory was 23 in 1861, a farmer.

H----, J. R. :Status unknown

Captured on unknown date at site unknown

Arrived on unknown date

Died on unknown date, cause unknown

Buried grave 89

NOTE:There is no name in the death register kept by Federal prison officials that matches the initials in the list provided by the war department well after the war.Other prison records do not reveal who J. R. H. might have been.Lower numbered graves, just before 89, contain men who died in the late fall of 1863.And grave 90 contains Mark Bacon (q.v.), who died on December 8, 1863.The likeliest occupant of grave 89 would appear to be Lt. John S. Ray of the 38th North Carolina (q.v.).When an 1866 list was compiled from the wooden head boards, just the initials were legible.

Hackwith, N. M. :Pvt. 3rd Kentucky Cav., Co. A

Captured May 30, 1863 in Floyd Co. Kentucky

Arrived June 14, 1863

Died July 10, 1863 of rubeola

Buried block 8 on island, grave unknown

Hamilton, Alexander Samuel :Col. 1st Mississippi

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 29, 1863

Died Nov. 3, 1863 of hepatitis

“Body sent home”

NOTE:Hamilton often preached at the prison and was very popular among his fellow prisoners.He had been captured earlier in the war (at Ft. Donelson) and spent the summer of 1862 at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor.

Hamilton, Simeon E. :Capt. Demeal’s Choctaw Indian Cav., Co. B

Captured Aug. 26, 1863 at Perryville or Eagletown, Indian Territory

Arrived Nov. 14, 1863

Died Feb. 5, 1864 of erysipelas or diphtheria

Buried block 5, grave 22, today grave 154

NOTE:Hamilton was the only Indian to die at Johnson’s Island and perhaps the only Indian to be imprisoned there.As one of Gen. Albert Pike’s Indian troops, Hamilton fought at Pea Ridge or Elk Horn Tavern in March 1862.He wrote a free verse poem about his trials as a prisoner on Johnson’s Island (see Appendix), and wrote a brief sketch of his life and religious feelings in a friend’s diary.More than anything, Hamilton wanted to be accepted as a man and not just as an Indian.He was, he said, a good Christian, a family man, and a quiet farmer—in addition to being a Confederate soldier, fighting for the same cause as the others. But when he died, prisoners carved a bow, arrows, a quiver, and a tomahawk on his wooden headboard.The Masons supposedly supplied a metallic coffin for the burial.And many doubted he would make it to heaven, presumably because he was an Indian.

Hardin, William P. :1st Lt. 65th North Carolina P.R. (Partisan Rangers), Co. B

Captured July 30, 1863 at Big Hill, Kentucky

Arrived Aug. 7, 1863

Died Dec. (or Oct.) 1, 1863 of dysentery

Buried block 12, now grave 28

Hardy, J. B. :Capt. 15th or 5th Arkansas, Co. I

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived Oct. 15, 1863

Died Nov. 12, 1863 of pneumonia

Buried block 9, now in grave 113 or 92

Harp, B. G. :Pvt. 25th Tennessee, Co. I

Captured June 1, 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Arrived July 2, 1863

Died Jan. 13, 1864 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 135

NOTE:Harp’s wooden grave marker is one of but three known to exist.It is at the

museum of the Firelands Historical Society, Norwalk, Ohio.

Harrison, John : Pvt./Guerrilla of Kentucky

Captured July 22, 1862 in Kentucky (date may be in error)

Arrived May 26 (no year indicated)

Died Oct. 27, 1862 of unknown cause

Buried at site unknown

Hart, George W. : 1st Lt. 46th Tennessee, Co. B

Captured May 7, 1863 in D---(illegible) Co. Tennessee

Arrived June 4, 1863

Died March 27, 1864 of pneumonia

Buried block 4 (“Body sent to Paducah”)

Harvin, William Edward : 1st Lt. 51st Georgia, Co. E

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Aug. 19, 1863, cause unknown

Buried grave 19

Hawley, M. R. : Pvt./Guerrilla

Captured Nov. 14, 1862 in Hopkins Co. Kentucky

Arrived Nov. 14, 1864 (date obviously wrong)

Died March 1, 1863 of typhoid fever

Buried on island, grave unknown

Hayden, Jessie H. : Recruit of Marshall’s Brigade or Johnson’s Cav.

Captured Sept. 19, 1862 at Owensboro, Kentucky

Arrived Oct. 4, 1862

Died Nov. 22, 1862 of typhoid fever (“died with out going”)

Buried grave 45

Hazard, John B. : Capt. 24th Alabama, Co. I

Captured Nov. 22, 1863 at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 7, 1863

Died Jan. 1, 1864 of typhoid fever or of mortal wounds received in battle

Buried grave 107

NOTE: Extant is a letter from Hazard’s friend informing his family of the details of Hazard’s death and burial.

Hedge, Robert : Citizen of Kentucky

Captured on date unknown at site unknown

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died March 1, 1863 (“no disease mark”)

Buried on island, grave unknown

Helestine, L. J. : Pvt. 2nd Virginia Cav., Co. I

Captured April 7, 1863 in Bow Co. Virginia

Arrived June 14, 1863

Died June 1 (no year) of diarrhea

Buried on the island, grave unknown

Helton, M. L. : Capt. 23rd North Carolina, Co. F

Captured July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died May 6, 1864 of bilious fever

Buried block 4, grave 22, now grave 183

Helton, William : Citizen of Rutherford Co. Tennessee

Captured on unknown date in Rutherford Co. Tennessee

Arrived on unknown date

Died Oct. 17, 1864, cause unknown

“Body sent to Murfreesboro”

Henagan, John Williford : Col. 8th South Carolina

Captured Sept. 13, 1864 at Winchester, Virginia

Arrived Sept. 21, 1864

Died April 26, 1865 of pneumonia

Buried grave 177

NOTE: Co. Henagan is the highest ranking Confederate officer known to be buried on Johnson’s Island. He was born Nov. 22, 1822 in Marlboro Co., South Carolina. Before the war he had been a farmer, a sheriff and a brig. general in the state militia. In 1860 he was elected to the state legislature and re-elected in 1863. Henagan volunteered before the attack on Fort Sumter and became a Lt. Col. April 13, 1861. On May 14, 1862, he was elected Colonel. Henagan was called a good politician and a very quiet man.

Heneken (or Hencken), John M. : 1st Lt. 12th South Carolina, Co. K

Captured April 2, 1865 at Petersburg, Virginia

Arrived April 11, 1865

Died May 12, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 178

Henry, S. W. : 2nd Lt. 13th Tennessee, Co. F

Captured Aug. 18, 1863 in Henderson Co. Tennessee

Arrived Sept. 1, 1863

Died Oct. 9, 1863 of typhoid fever

Buried block 12, now grave 84

Herrin, John Daniel : Pvt. Poindexter’s Missouri Cav.

Captured Aug. 12, 1862 in Linn Co. Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Jan. 16, 1863 of typhus

Buried grave 60

High, John Q. : 2nd Lt. (no command listed)

Captured July 7, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died Jan. 13, 1864 of pneumonia

Buried grave 133

NOTE: The date of capture probably should be July 9, 1863, the day the Confederate command surrendered at Port Hudson. According to one post war list, Lt. High was with the 1st Arkansas Bat’n.

Hill, J. M. (or W.) : Capt. Dobbins’ Arkansas Cav., Co. G

Captured Nov. 30, 1864 in Arkansas

Arrived Jan. 12, 1865

Died Jan. 16, 1865 of pneumonia

Buried grave 197

Hill, John Wesley : 3rd Lt. 19th Virginia, Co. A

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Feb. 3, 1864 of pneumonia

Buried block 5, grave 25, now grave 151

Hodges, J. R. : Capt. 51st Tennessee, Co. B

Captured Feb. 16, 1862 at Ft. Donelson, Tennessee

Arrived April 26, 1862

Died July 24, 1862 of “wound” or erysipelas

Buried grave 69

NOTE: According to Joe Barbiere, Hodges was wounded in the Mexican War by a copper bullet which was still lodged within his leg. The old wound, aggravated by Hodges’ strenuous participation in the Civil War, re-opened and resulted in his death. This version would seem to fit with the information from the death register. His friends were denied permission to accompany his body to the cemetery, according to Joe Barbiere’s memoirs. No reason was given by Federal authorities.

Holt, Eugene R. : 2nd Lt. North Carolina Conscript Dept.

Captured March 3, 1865 at (illegible)…field Court House, South Carolina

Arrived April 11, 1865

Died April 22, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 174

Holt, James C. : 2nd Lt. 61st Tennessee, Co. G

Captured May 17, 1863 at Big Black River, Mississippi

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died Jan. 7, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 125

NOTE: Holt’s prison letters have been published in part. In late December 1864, Holt applied to take the oath of allegiance to the U. S., so he might be released. He was ill and hoped to return home to the mountains of East Tennessee. In his last letter, Jan. 5, 1865, Holt told his parents, “Meet me in Heaven if it is Gods will for us not to see each other on earth.” Years later his aged parents came to Johnson’s Island to find his grave. The scene was described in Southern Historical Society Papers, but no mention was made of Holt’s having applied to take the oath.

Holt, Robert M. : Pvt. 16th Tennessee Cav. Batn., Co. C

Captured June 6, 1863 at Monticello, Kentucky

Arrived June 26, 1863

Died Oct. 11, 1863 of “R fever” (“remitted fever”—C. C. Knowles list)

Buried block 9 on island, grave unknown

Hood, John L. : Adjt. 59th Virginia

Captured April 6, 1865 at (illegible)

Arrived April 19, 1865

Died May 2, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 201

NOTE: The place of capture was likely during the retreat of Lee’s army toward Appomattox, perhaps at Sayler’s Creek.

Howe, M. A. : Status unknown

Captured on unknown date at site unknown

Arrived on unknown date

Died Aug. 19, 1863, cause unknown

Buried at unknown site

NOTE: Howe does not appear in the death register kept by Federal prison officials, but he does appear in a list from the war department well after the war.

Hudson, William J. : 1st Lt. 2nd North Carolina Batn., Co. E

Captured July 4, 1863 at Smithburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Aug. 4, 1863 of enteritis

Buried block 12, now grave 15

NOTE: The place of capture should probably be Smithburg, Maryland, just south of the Pennsylvania line. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick (U.S. Cavalry) took a good many prisoners there on the Confederate retreat from Gettysburg. Among them was Gen. John R. Jones, later a prisoner on Johnson’s Island. There was and is no Smithburg in the state of Pennsylvania.

Huffstetter (or Hufstutler), J. : 2nd Lt. 1st (Jones) Arkansas, Co. D

Captured July 7, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Died Sept. 14, 1863 of neuralgia

Buried grave 25

Huntsucker, Jordan : Citizen of Calloway Co. Kentucky or Missouri

Captured June 23, 1862 at Calloway

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died March 4, 1863 of jaundice

Buried on island, grave unknown

Jackson, C. B. (or D.) : B. W. (Bush Whacker) from Frederick Co. Virginia

Captured Jan. 26, 1863 in Shenandoah Co. Virginia

Arrived June 14, 1863

Died Sept. 8, 1863 of fever

Buried block 13, now grave 24

Jackson, Frank M. : 61st Tennessee, Co G

Captured May 17, 1863 at Big Black River, Mississippi

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died Dec. 16, 1863 of erysipelas

Buried on island, grave unknown

Jackson, John A. (or R.) : Capt. 38th Alabama, Co. H

Captured Nov. 25, 1863 at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 7, 1863

Died Dec. 12, 1863, cause unknown

Buried grave 110

Jacques, J. W. : 2nd Lt. 24th Tennessee, Co. F

Captured Nov. 25, 1863 at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 7, 1863

Died July 26, 1864, cause unknown

Buried grave 187

Jeter (or Jeters), Sidney J. (or G.) : 2nd Lt. 31st Alabama, Co. H

Captured May 16, 1863 at Champion Hill, Mississippi

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died Sept. 9, 1863 of dysentery

Buried grave 31

Johnson, David L. : 1st. Lt. 48th (Nixon’s) Tennessee, Co. C

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died Dec. 2, 1863 of typhoid fever

Buried block 7, now grave 112

Johnson, J. (or G.) W. : Capt. 4th Missouri

Captured Dec. 19, 1862 in Howard Co. Missouri

Arrived Sept. 12, 1863

Died Nov. 5, 1863 of possible suicide

Buried on island, grave unknown

Johnson, John W. : Capt. 11th Georgia, Co. F

Captured on unknown date at unknown site

Arrived on unknown date

Died Oct. 31, 1863 of unknown cause

Buried grave 95

NOTE: Johnson is not listed in the death register kept by Federal prison officials. However, his name appeared on a list prepared by the war department some years after the war. See above for a possible repetition of the name, but with different regiment and different date of death. In one list the Johnson buried in grave 95 was Capt. J. W. Johnson of Green’s Regiment, Missouri State Guard.

Johnson, William (or J. W.) : Pvt. Poindexter’s Missouri Cav.

Captured Aug. 14, 1862 at Chariton Co. Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Nov. 20, 1862 “No Dis. Marked” typhoid

Buried grave 95

Johnston, John : Guerrilla

Captured July 27, 1862 “at home,” Hickory Co. Missouri

Arrived Oct. 26, 1862

Died Dec. 13, 1862, cause unknown

Buried on island, grave unknown

Kealty (or Keatly), William L. (or T.) : Citizen of Greenup Co. Kentucky

Captured on date unknown at unknown site

Arrived Dec. 25, 1862

Died Feb. 3, 1863 of typhoid fever

Buried on island, grave unknown

Kean, John M. : Capt. 12th Louisiana or Kean’s Baty. (Orleans Independent Artillery)

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived Oct. 13, 1863

Died Nov. 21, 1863 of pneumonia

Buried block 12, now 63

Keller, David D. : Pvt. 2nd (Ashby’s) Tennessee Cav., Co. I

Captured June 4, 1863 at Mill Springs, Kentucky

Arrived June 20, 1863

Died Sept. 12, 1863 of bronchitis

Buried block 9, now grave 30

Kelley, Alfred : Bvt. 2nd Lt. 10th Arkansas

Captured July 7, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died Jan. 4, 1864 of erysipelas

Buried block 13, now grave 104

Keys, J. H. O. : 2nd Lt. 1st Mississippi, Co. B

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died Jan. 12, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried grave 134 ½

NOTE: Keys is in the prison death register as J. H. Okeys, but is on the war department list, published well after the war, as shown here, and is in the Mississippi rosters as Keys. He is not on the 1866 list of grave marker inscriptions--under either spelling. There is no explanation for the half grave number.

Killen, William E. : 1st Lt. 45th Georgia, Co. H

Captured July 4, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Sept. 29, 1863

Died Dec. 14, 1864 of head injuries suffered in a fall from the stairs of Block 12 on Dec. 9, 1864

Buried grave 144

NOTE: Killen’s grave stone erroneously reads “WE Killem,” and indicates he was with a Virginia regiment. Photographers often take pictures of the tombstone as an amusing, if macabre, joke. This grave stone is a good example to show how carelessly markers were carved when erected in 1890. Killen’s diary is extant, owned by his grandson.

King, James M. D. : Capt. 9th Georgia, Co. K

Captured July 5, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Sept. 20, 1863

Died Nov. 4, 1863 of “wounds” [presumably received at Gettysburg]

Buried block 12, now grave 96

Kinnier (or Kenney), J. A. : Pvt./guerrilla

Captured Nov. 12, 1862 in Webster Co. Kentucky

Arrived Nov. 24, 1862

Died Nov. 9, 1863 of fever

Buried grave 14

Kitchen, John : B. W. (Bush Whacker) of Phelps Co. Missouri

Captured July 18, 1862 in Phelps Co. Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Dec. 23, 1862 of chronic diarrhea

Buried on island, grave unknown

Land, John L. : 2nd Lt. 24th Georgia, Co. A

Captured July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Feb. 17, 1864 of small pox

Buried grave 130

Lane, Philip W. : 2nd Lt. 23rd Arkansas

Captured Sept. 19, 1863 at White River

Arrived Oct. 5, 1863

Died March 3 or 31, 1864 of erysipelas

Buried block 13, now grave 167

NOTE: According to the death register, Lane’s “body sent to Paducah.” However, the war department list, prepared well after the war, indicates he is interred in grave 167. The 1866 list of wooden grave marker inscriptions included one for Lane.

Lash, Jacob A. : Maj. 4th Florida

Captured Dec. 16, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 22, 1864

Died May 21, 1865 of unknown cause

Buried grave 179

Lawshe (or Lawshee), John H. : 1st Sgt./2nd Lt. 18th Mississippi Cav., Co. C or E

Captured Dec. 11, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 22, 1864

Died Dec. 26, 1864 of unknown cause

Buried grave 124

Leech, David : Citizen of Kentucky

Captured Dec. 4, 1862 in Caldwell Co. Kentucky

Arrived Jan. 10, 1863

Died April 26, 1863 of unknown cause

Buried on the island, grave unknown

NOTE: Leech was a farmer and constable in Caldwell Co. He was 36 years old, married, and had 5 children. So far as is known, he had no connection with the confederate army.

Lewis, G. W. : Capt. 3rd (Wingfield’s) Louisiana Cav., Co. C

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived Oct. 15, 1863

Died Dec. 4, 1863 of dysentery

Buried block 12, now grave 116

Lewis, Thomas Jefferson : Capt. 3rd Virginia, Co. C

Captured April 1, 1865 at Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia

Arrived April 11, 1865

Died April 21, 1865 of unknown cause

Buried grave 150

Lewis, William R. : Capt. 8th (Cluke’s) Kentucky Cav., Co. B

Captured July 26, 1863 at Salineville, Ohio (end of Morgan’s Ohio Raid)

Arrived Oct. 10, 1863

Died Jan. 5, 1864 of pneumonia

Buried in unknown grave

NOTE: See note above for Philip W. Lane of Arkansas. It may be that Lewis’ body was sent to Paducah, not Lane’s, and that the clerk who entered the information in the death register simply inverted these entries. The body of Lewis’ commander, Col. LeRoy Cluke (q.v.), was sent to Kentucky about this time.

Ligon (or Ligan), J. T. : 2nd Lt. 53rd Virginia, Co. C

Captured on unknown date at unknown site

Arrived on unknown date

Died Dec. 11, 1863 of unknown cause

Buried grave 118

NOTE: According to the 1866 list of wooden grave markers, Ligon was possibly with the 23rd Arkansas.

Lock, B. F. : 2nd Lt. 4th Arkansas, Co. E

Captured Sept. 13, 1863 at Little Rock, Arkansas

Arrived Nov. 14, 1863

Died March 18, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried block 5, grave 10, now grave 166

Long, Johnathan P. : 1st Lt. 62nd North Carolina, Co. I

Captured Sept. 9, 1863 at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Arrived Sept. 25, 1863

Died Jan. 13, 1864 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 134

Love, R. C. : 1st Lt. 1st Mississippi Arty.

Captured July 7, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died March 3, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried block 5, grave 14, now grave 162

NOTE: The capture date should probably be July 9, 1863, the day Port Hudson was formally surrendered by the Confederate commander.

Lyons, Milford L. : Pvt. 7th Batn. North Carolina Cav., Co. E or 65th North Carolina, Co. D

Captured June 6, 1863 at Simpson Ford or Monticello, Kentucky

Arrived June 20, 1863

Died July 30, 1863 of typhoid fever

Buried block 9, grave unknown

NOTE: The regiments listed are the same command. According to the death register, Lyons was captured at Simpson Ford, but his service record shows Monticello, the same place. According to Lyons’ service record, he died at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. However, the Johnson’s Island death register shows Lyons died on Johnson’s Island and is buried there. The war department list, published well after the war, indicates that Lyons is buried on Johnson’s Island. The 1866 list of wooden grave marker inscriptions does not include Lyons.

Mackin, Peter : 2nd Lt. 16th Mississippi, Co. I

Captured April 5, 1865 at unknown site

Arrived April 11, 1865

Died May 17, 1865 of unknown cause

Buried grave 176

Matlock, Charles H. : Col. 4th Mississippi/32nd Arkansas

Captured Aug. 31, 1863 in [illegible] Co. Arkansas

Arrived Oct. 8, 1863

Died Dec. 9, 1864, cause unknown

“Body sent to Memphis Tenn.”

NOTE: According to the burial list from the war department, compiled well after the war, Matlock was buried in grave 100. An order promulgated about the time Matlock died prohibited the shipment of bodies elsewhere for burial. Where Matlock was actually interred is not at all clear. However, the 1866 list of wooden head board inscriptions shows Matlock had a head board.

Maxwell, T. S. : Pvt. 36th or 28th Mississippi

Captured Feb. 17, 1864 at [illegible]

Arrived Sept. 14, 1864

Died Nov. 23, 1864, cause unknown

Buried grave 197 ½

Mayes, R. E. : Capt. 30th Tennessee, Co. H

Captured Feb. 16, 1862 at Ft. Donelson, Tennessee

Arrived April 26, 1862

Died Sept. 12, 1862 of dysentery

Buried grave 101

NOTE: Mayes would have been slated to leave for exchange with about 1150 other prisoners on September 1, 1862, but he was probably too ill at the time to travel. Several men who were eligible for exchange were left behind for this reason.

McBride, John A. : 2nd Lt. 60th Tennessee, Co. H

Captured May 17, 1863 at Big Black River, Mississippi

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died Sept. 20, 1863 of unknown cause

Buried grave 82

McCaney (or McClaney), John : “B. W.” (Bush Whacker) of Crawford Co. Missouri

Captured Sept. 7, 1862 at St. Louis, Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Nov. 22, 1862 of pneumonia

Buried on the island, grave unknown

McGraw, Thomas Jefferson : Guerrilla and recruiter

Captured April 8, 1863 at Rouse’s Mill, Pendleton Co, Kentucky

Arrived May 2, 1863

Died May 15, 1863 by firing squad on the island

Body sent to friends in Kentucky

NOTE: See the entry for William F. Corbin. McGraw and Corbin were captured in Kentucky, recruiting Confederate soldiers, behind Federal lines. They were considered to be “spies,” as defined by an order promulgated by Gen. Ambrose Burnside, and were tried by court martial at Cincinnati. Burnside tried several others as spies or for disloyalty to the United States, including ex-Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham, who was a candidate for governor of Ohio on the Democratic Party ticket. President Lincoln finally put a stop to Burnside’s punishments, but too late for Corbin and McGraw. However, others were also under sentence of death on Johnson’s Island, when the executions were canceled. McGraw’s initials are sometimes given as T. G. McGraw’s body was taken by Cal. DeMoss of Flagg Spring, Kentucky.

McKay, D. H. : 1st Lt. 46th Alabama, Co. D

Captured May 16, 1863 at Champion Hill, Mississippi

Arrived July 29, 1863

Died Jan. 1, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried grave 109

McKinney, Daniel : Pvt. of unknown military organization

Captured Aug. 19, 1862 in Webster Co. Kentucky

Arrived Sept. 1, 1862

Died Feb. 24, 1863 of unknown cause

Buried on the island, grave unknown

McLeroy, Nathan F. : 2nd Lt. 24th Georgia, Co. F

Captured July 6, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Sept. 20, 1863

Died Oct. 26, 1863 of unknown cause

Buried grave 132

NOTE: The 1866 list of wooden grave markers shows John F. McElroy.

McRae, John W. : 2nd Lt. 61st Georgia, Co. E

Captured Feb. 5, 1863 at South Mountain

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Aug. 6, 1864 of pulmonitis

Buried block 4, grave 7, now grave 188

McWhorter, Samuel W. : Capt. 3rd or 23rd Mississippi (same regt.), Co. I

Captured Feb. 16, 1862 at Ft. Donelson, Tennessee

Arrived April 17, 1862

Died July 29, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 67

NOTE: According to the death register kept by Federal prison officials, McWhorter’s “Body sent to Paducah.” However, according to a list prepared by the war department, well after the war, McWhorter was buried in grave 67. He was buried on island according to Sons of Confederate Veterans Ancestor Album, p. 141. The Album also includes a photograph of McWhorter. By this account, he was born January 10, 1830. The 1866 list of wooden head board inscriptions noted that there was a L. W. McWhirter [sic], 3rd Mississippi, in grave 67.

Mensler, T. (or S.) L. : Pvt./guerrilla

Captured Nov. 11, 1862 in Hopkins Co. Kentucky

Arrived Nov. 24, 1862

Died March 14, 1863 of pneumonia or typhoid fever

Buried on island, grave unknown

Metcalf, E. C. : Citizen of Muhlenberg Co. Kentucky

Captured on unknown date at unknown site

Arrived on unknown date

Died Dec. 15, 1862 of unknown cause

Buried on island, grave unknown

NOTE: Metcalf does not appear in the death register kept by Federal prison authorities, but he is on the war department list, compiled well after the war. His name does not appear on the 1866 list of wooden head board inscriptions.

Michael, William H. : 1st Lt. 59th Virginia

Captured April 6, 1865 at Sayler’s Creek, Virginia

Arrived April 11, 1865

Died May 17, 1865 of unknown cause

Buried grave 199

Middlebrooks, John : Capt. 40th Georgia, Co. F

Captured May 16, 1863 at Champion Hill, Mississippi

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died Jan. 2, 1864 of typhoid fever

Buried block 3, now grave 106

Miller, James : 3rd Lt. Williams’ Arkansas Cav.

Captured May 24, 1864 in Polk Co. Arkansas

Arrived July 8, 1864

Died Oct. 1, 1864, cause unknown

Buried grave 194

Miller, Samuel : Guerrilla

Captured June 2, 1863 in Crawford Co.

Arrived June 3, 1863

Died “shot” May 15, 1863

“Body taken by Wm. Megs [?]”

NOTE: The state where Miller was captured was not named. If he did indeed arrive at Johnson’s Island the very next day after his capture, Miller may have been captured in Crawford Co. Ohio, not far south of Sandusky, or he may have been re-captured there after an escape from a train. But there is no explanation for his date and cause of death. Miller was not shot at Johnson’s Island, either by intent or by accident, although Corbin and McGraw were executed that day. Miller may have been mortally wounded, as indicated, prior to this capture, which would explain the apparent confusion in dates. Nor is there further explanation on what became of the corpse.

Mills, Lynn : Citizen of Mississippi Co. Missouri

Captured Aug. 25, 1862 in Mississippi Co. Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Jan. 7, 1863 of brain inflammation

Buried on the island, grave unknown

Mitchell, Josiah M.

Josiah Mitchell served in the Confederate Army during the War of the Rebellion. He was taken prisoner and sent to Johnson’s Island, to a Confederate Prison Camp. He later took an oath of allegiance to the North on June 7, 1865 and was sent to Louisville, Ky.

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Mizell, Joshua : Capt. 8th Florida, Co. G

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (wounded there)

Arrived Aug. 2, 1863

Died April 11, 1864 of pneumonia

Buried block 8, grave 5, now grave 168

Mobley, A. (or John) H. : Pvt. of unknown military organization

Captured Dec. 12, 1862 in Webster Co. Kentucky

Arrived Dec. 23, 1862

Died Feb. 16, 1863 of rubeola or typhoid

Buried on island, grave unknown

Morgan, Harmon [or Harlin] W. : 2nd Lt. 1st Kentucky or Morgan’s Kentucky Cav., Co. B (According to Reece diary, Morgan was from Virginia.)

Captured Sept. 7, 1863 at unknown site

Arrived Oct. 10, 1863

Died Feb. 17, 1864 of stab wounds from a knife (should be 1865)

Buried on island, grave unknown

NOTE: It is most unusual for a prisoner to have died this late in the prison’s history and there not to be an assigned grave number. There was no wooden grave marker in 1865. Morgan was murdered by another prisoner, a citizen named Thomas F. Berry, on Feb. 17, 1865. No reason for the crime appears in the records. Berry was put in irons and held separately, but Federal Officials were not sure what to do with him. According to Sandusky Register reports at the time, he was sent away in April for trial, presumably in the South. Federals declined to turn over a prisoner named Berry at Vicksburg, April 28, 1865, but whether this was Thomas F. Berry is not revealed in the correspondence. Only one prison diary (Reece) and a few prisoner letters mention the murder or either prisoner. There were, of course, many fights among prisoners on Johnson’s Island, but this is the only one resulting in death.

Morgan, Thomas Gibbs : Capt. 7th Louisiana, Co. I

Captured Nov. 7, 1863 at Rapidan, Virginia (Rappahannock Station)

Arrived Nov. 14, 1863

Died Jan. 21, 1864 of inflam. tonsils

“Body sent to Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania]”

NOTE: Morgan’s uncle lived in Pittsburgh. The rest of the family lived in occupied New Orleans. Morgan’s sister, brother, and brother-in-law each wrote a classic of Civil War history. At least one prison letter from the subject is extant. Dr. I. G. W. Steedman, colonel of the 1st Alabama and head of the prison hospital, wrote Morgan’s sister, Sarah, about the death.

Moore, Greenleaf : Guerrilla, “Poindexter Reg.”

Captured Aug. 18, 1862 in Macon Co. Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Jan. 8, 1863 of fever or consumption

Buried grave 59

Moore, John W. : 2nd Lt. 25th Alabama, Co. B

Captured Dec. 15, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 22, 1864

Died Jan. 21 or 31, 1865 of chronic dysentery

Buried grave 127

Moore, L. L. (or S. T.) : 2nd Lt. King’s Arkansas or Alabama or Art’y, Co. B or F

Captured Dec. 6, 1863 in Mississippi

Arrived Oct. 25, 1863 (should be 1864?)

Died Jan. 7, 1865 of small pox

Buried grave 147

NOTE: No “King’s” military command can be positively identified.

Morris, Charles B. : Lt. 9th Louisiana, Co. I

Captured Nov. 7, 1863 at Rapidan, Virginia (Rappahannock Station)

Arrived Nov. 14, 1863

Died Sept. 27, 1864 of typhoid

Buried grave 193

Morris, Samuel : Guerrilla in White’s Regt.

Captured Sept. 17, 1862 in Wayne Co. Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Dec. 22 or 28, 1862 of unknown cause

Buried on island, grave unknown

Morrison, E. : Pvt./guerrilla

Captured Nov. 24, 1862 at Livingston, Kentucky

Arrived Dec. 4, 1862

Died Feb. 11, 1863 of pneumonia & diarrhea

Buried grave 99

NOTE: According to the 1866 list of wooden head board inscriptions, Morrison was a private in the 8th Alabama Infantry. This is most unlikely since this regiment was with the Army of Northern Virginia and never in Kentucky.

Moss, Thomas : Pvt. 46th Virginia Mounted Rifles (militia)

Captured on unknown date at unknown site

Arrived on unknown date

Died Nov. 1863 (1862?)

Buried on island, grave unknown

NOTE: See Sandusky Register, Oct. 16, 1898, for the story of subject’s brother who came looking for his Thomas Moss’ grave. According to the story, Jeremiah Jackson, of the 10th Kentucky Mounted Rifles, buried Thomas Moss at the prison cemetery. However, there is no record of a Thomas Moss having died on Johnson’s Island, nor is there a Thomas Moss in the comprehensive death register, put out in 1912 by the war department. The brother, Robert Moss, claimed to have been a lieutenant colonel in the 2nd Kentucky Mounted Rifles. But according to Robert K. Krick’s exhaustive study of Confederate Officers, James W. Moss was a lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Kentucky, and he died in 1864.

Mullins, J. M. : 1st Lt. Ham’s Batn. Mississippi Cav., Co. C

Captured June 27, 1863 in Hishoming Co. Tenn. (Tishomingo Co. Mississippi)

Arrived Aug. 8, 1863

Died Sept. 8, 1863 of constipation

Buried block 5, now grave 18

NOTE: The 1866 list of wooden grave marker inscriptions show “J. W. Nullins or Mullins” of the 1st Mississippi Infantry.

Murray, Zebulon Montgomery Pike : Militia general of Tennessee

Captured on date unknown at site unknown, presumably Nashville

Arrived May 16, 1862

Died May 22, or 28, 1862 of pneumonia

“Body sent to his friends”

NOTE: Murray was about 60 years old and had been a state militia general, but was not active in the Civil War, so far as is known. He was arrested and sent north when Federals occupied Nashville. Gov. Andrew Johnson of Tennessee (later U. S. president) protested the imprisonment of Murray because it was felt that it lent Murray an unwanted importance. When he died, Federal prison officials charged Murray’s sutler account with the costs of sending a telegram to his wife and sending the body to Tennessee. On several death lists of Johnson’s Island prisoners, Murray’s surname is misspelled as “Maury” or “Mauzy.” His name or initials are incorrect in all prison rolls and on his sutler account. Since he was apparently never in Confederate service, no service record exists at the National Archives. Barbiere described Murray’s coffin leaving the prison yard.

Musselman, B. M. : 2nd Lt. 4th Louisiana, Co. A

Captured Feb. 10, 1863 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Oct. 20, 1863 of chronic dysentery or consumption

“Body sent to Nashville”

NOTE: The death register also indicates block 5, suggesting he was buried on the island. However, it is unclear what was meant by block. Musselman had no wooden head board in 1866.

Myers (or Myero), Ryley (or Riley) : Pvt. Holliday’s Kentucky Cav.

Captured May 9, 1863 in Bracken Co. Kentucky

Arrived June 14, 1863

Died July 9, 1863 of [illegible]

Buried block 8, grave now unknown

NOTE: The 1866 list of wooden grave marker inscriptions shows grave 101 to be occupied by “R. E. M-----“

Nash, Charles B. : 1st Lt. 30th Mississippi, Co. H

Captured Nov. 25, 1863 at Lookout Mountain, Georgia (should be Tennessee)

Arrived Dec. 3, 1863

Died Feb. 15, 1864, cause unknown

Buried grave 158

Neel (or Neil), J. W. : Citizen

Captured Aug. 19, 1862 in Webster Co. Kentucky

Arrived Sept. 1, 1862

Died Nov. 22, 1862 “No death mark” or abcess

Buried grave 46

Nickell, John Jackson : Sgt. 2nd Kentucky Mounted Rifles

Captured unknown date at unknown site in Kentucky

Arrived date unknown

Died Sept. 2, 1864, hanged by Federal troops

Buried grave 170

NOTE: The 1866 list of wooden head board marker inscriptions shows that Nickell was a “surgeon,” and that is carved on Nickell’s marble tombstone today. In fact, Nickell was a young partisan ranger, a sergeant, who was captured behind Union lines and charged with the murder of two men, in revenge for the alleged murder of Nickell’s uncle. Perhaps Nickell’s rank was mistaken for a medical designation, i.e., sergeant for surgeon. Nickell’s name is variously spelled in different lists, but it appears that Nickell is probably the correct spelling. The only other prisoner executed on the island and buried in the prison cemetery is Reuben Stout (q.v.). Nickell’s execution took place behind the prison fence on an especially constructed scaffold. His body was placed in a plain wooden box and buried the same day by Federal soldiers.

Nicols (or Nichols or Nicholas), P. : Capt. 66th (Wright’s) North Carolina, Co. B

Captured July 20, 1863 at Rock Mountain, Alabama

Arrived Aug. 24, 1863

Died Feb. 27, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried block 5, grave 14, now grave 163

Nolan (or Noland), Philip J. : Lt. English Baty., Mississippi Light Arty.

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived Oct. 15, 1863

Died Nov. 6, 1864, cause unknown

Buried grave 196

Norriss, G. W. : Citizen with Morgan’s Band

Captured unknown date at unknown site

Arrived date unknown

Died Dec. 8, 1862 of unknown cause

Buried on island, grave unknown

Norton, William P. : 3rd Lt. 62nd North Carolina, Co. D

Captured March 16, 1863 at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Arrived July 8, 1863

Died Sept. (or Feb.) 4, 1864 of dysentery

Buried block 4, grave 16, now grave 189

Norvell, Joseph : Pvt.

Captured unknown date at unknown site

Arrived date unknown

Died Nov. 21, 1862 of cause unknown

Buried grave 53

Norwood, W. S. : 1st Lt. 6th I. C. [Independent Cavalry?—see note below]

Captured unknown date at unknown site

Arrived date unknown

Died Jan. 11, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried grave 13

NOTE: The 1866 list of wooden head marker inscriptions indicates that Norwood was in Co. E of the 6th South Carolina infantry.

Orr, Ephraim M. : 3rd Lt. 62nd North Carolina, Co. F

Captured Sept. 9, 1863 at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Arrived Sept. 25, 1863

Died Oct. 20, 1863 of intermittent fever

Buried grave 66

NOTE: According to the 1866 list of wooden head marker inscriptions, Orr was buried in grave 86.

Osburn (or Osborn), J. W. : Recruit, Marshall’s Brigade

Captured Oct. 24, 1861, Park Co. Kentucky

Arrived Sept. 6, 1862

Died Nov. 28, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 53

NOTE: The subject did not have a wooden head board in 1866 when a list of inscriptions was compiled.

Owen (or Owens), J. A. : Lt. 57th North Carolina, Co. A

Captured Nov. 7, 1863 at Rappahannock Station, Virginia

Arrived Nov. 14, 1863

Died Jan. 5, 1864 of pneumonia

Buried block 8, grave unknown

Pankey, Samuel Houston : 2nd Lt. 49th Alabama, Co. C

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died April 12, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried block 7, grave 5, now grave 169

Parks, James S. : Pvt. 16th Virginia Cav., Co. G

Captured April 1, 1863 in Waymules [?] Co.

Arrived June 14, 1863

Died June 27, 1863 of erysipelas

Buried block 2, grave now unknown

Pearson, Samuel A. : 2nd Lt. 30th Tennessee, Co. B

Captured Feb. 16, 1862 at Ft. Donelson, Tennessee

Arrived April 26, 1862

Died July 6, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried on island, grave unknown

NOTE: This was one of the very early burials in the prison cemetery.

Peden, J. C. : 2nd Lt. 1st Kentucky Cav., Co. C

Captured June 9, 1863 at Kettleback, Kentucky

Arrived June 30, 1863

Died Nov. 10, 1863 of “no disease”

Buried block 2, now grave 10

NOTE: According to the 1866 list of wooden head marker inscriptions, Peden was with Hamilton’s Battery. The only such military command so known was from Georgia.

Peel, M. C. : Capt. 18th Arkansas

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died Feb. 26, 1864 of pneumonia

Buried block 13, grave 15, now grave 161

Peel, William : 1st Lt. 11th Mississippi, Co. C

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Sept. 29, 1863

Died Feb. 17, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 129

NOTE: Peel left behind a very lengthy and detailed diary of his capture at Gettysburg and of his prison experience, up to a few days before his death, probably from pneumonia. When Peel died, his friend and bunkmate sent the diary, along with some gutta percha jewelry Peel had made in prison, back to Peel’s family in Mississippi. Included was an excellent diagram of where Peel was buried at Johnson’s Island. Assuming this diagram is correct, as it certainly appears to be, since the friend was a member of the burial party, then Peel was interred some distance from where his present grave marker stands, and from where his wooden head marker was in 1866. See appendix for a copy of the diagram of Peel’s burial. This diagram is the best evidence of the fact that tombstones are probably not over the correct graves. The diagram also shows a lane bisecting the cemetery, and no such “lane” exists today among the grave stones. A contemporary drawing of the cemetery, viewing it from the south, shows the lane leading from the prison to a gate in the south fence, surrounding the graveyard. This lane or wagon track was probably made by horse-drawn vehicles that hauled coffins to the cemetery.

Phillips, Wiley E. : 2nd Lt. 4th Alabama Cav., Co. A

Captured July 1, 1863 at Florence, Alabama

Arrived Dec. 15, 1863

Died Feb. 18, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 173

Pitt, Ashley G. : 2nd Lt. 20th Tennessee, Co. K

Captured March 4, 1865 at Bentonville, North Carolina

Arrived April 11, 1865

Died May 4, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 200

Porter, William J. : Capt. 15th (or 61st) Alabama, Co. D

Captured April 2, 1865 at Petersburg, Virginia

Arrived April 11, 1865

Died April 24, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 175

Puckett, Edward N. : 2nd Lt. 21st Arkansas, Co. K

Captured May 16, 1863 at Big Black River, Mississippi

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died June 18, 1864 of dysentery

Buried block 19, grave 4, now grave 186

Rabaneau, P. J. : Capt. 5th Louisiana, Co. C

Captured Nov. 7, 1863 at Rappahannock Station, Virginia

Arrived Nov. 14, 1863

Died Jan. 31, 1864 of erysipelas

Buried grave 139

Raines, Tobias : Pvt. 46th Virginia (Militia), Co. C

Captured April 3 or March 2, 1862 in Pendleton Co. Virginia (West Virginia)

Arrived Sept. 6, or Aug. 31, 1862

Died Dec. 13, 1862 (or perhaps Oct. 14, 1862) of typhoid fever

Buried grave 73

NOTE: The 1866 list of wooden head marker inscriptions shows Rasins or Rains. However, Raines is the correct spelling. If a marble tombstone was erected for Raines in 1890, it did not last. The present day tombstone was placed there in 1984, as a result of the efforts of Raines’ descendant, Mrs. Pauline Eaton of Port Clinton, Ohio. Raines’ service record from the National Archives contains much contradictory information: virtually every date is questionable, as can be seen above. At Camp Chase, just prior to coming to Johnson’s Island, Raines was age 43, 5’9 ½ “ tall with blue eyes, light hair and “Sdy” complexion.

Randall, Willis : 3rd Lt. 52nd North Carolina, Co. I

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 29, 1863

Died Dec. 31, 1864, cause unknown

Buried grave 172

Ray, John S. : 1st Lt. 38th North Carolina, Co. K

Captured July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Sept. 29, 1863

Died Nov. 17, 1863 of complications from right foot amputation

Buried on the island, grave unknown. See note for “J.R. H.”

NOTE: A prisoner diary and Ray’s Service record indicate a different death date.

Ray, Randall M. : 1st Lt. 18th Tennessee, Co. E

Captured Feb. 16, 1862 at Ft. Donelson, Tennessee

Arrived April 9, 1862

Died May 25, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried on the island, grave unknown

NOTE: It would appear that Ray was among the first group to arrive at the new prison and perhaps the first prisoner to die at Johnson’s Island. What is not clear is the disposition made of his body. According to the list provided by the war department, well after the war, Ray’s body was sent to friends, whereas the death register kept by Federal prison officials shows that Ray was buried on the island, presumably the first in the prison cemetery. There was no wooden grave marker for Ray when a list of inscriptions was compiled in 1866. See narrative for details of Ray’s death.

Ready, Moses C. : Pvt. 1st Kentucky Cav., Co. C

Captured June 9, 1864 at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

Arrived Sept. 14, 1864

Died Feb. 27, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 198

NOTE: Death lists show name of Reading or Raidy, but service records show that the correct name was Ready. Ready, originally from South Carolina, had gone to Kentucky and enlisted after being threatened with conscription, probably during Morgan’s last Kentucky raid (summer of 1864). Shortly after his arrival at Johnson’s Island, Ready claimed he was always a Union man and wished to take the oath of allegiance to the U.S. so he could return home and take care of his family. His occupation was listed as farmer, age 43. Eight of Ready’s barely literate letters to his wife have survived. Although conditions for prisoners were at their worst during his stay, Ready constantly told his wife in South Carolina that he was kindly treated, was well supplied with clothes, and had plenty of good food. His primary concern was for the welfare of his wife and children.

Reaves, M. W. : Pvt. 1st Georgia Cav.

Captured June 19, 1862 at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Arrived on unknown date

Died Oct. 30, 1862 of typhoid

Buried grave 79

Reeves, J. : Citizen

Captured on unknown date at unknown site

Arrived on unknown date

Died Oct. 1862 (no day specified) of unknown cause

Buried on island, grave unknown

Roads (or Rhodes), C. P. : Citizen of North Carolina

Captured on unknown date at unknown site

Arrived on unknown date

Died Dec. 14, 1862 of heart disease

Buried grave 54

NOTE: The subject had no wooden head marker in 1866.

Ruffin, Thomas : 1st Lt. 59th North Carolina, Co. D

Captured July 4, 1863 at Jack’s Mountain, Pennsylvania (Gettysburg retreat)

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Sept. 23, 1864, cause unknown

Buried grave 192

Rupell, Willaim G. : Capt. 14th Tennessee Cav., Co. B

Captured June 19, 1863 at Blackville, Tennessee

Arrived July 2 [year not clear but probably 1863]

Died Jan. 16, 1865, cause unknown

Buried on island, grave unknown

NOTE: There was no one named “Rupell” who served with Tennessee Confederate forces, according to Tennesseeans in the Civil War. Either the name is incorrect or Rupell was one of those men whose records were somehow lost.

Scott, Daniel L. : 2nd Lt. 3rd Missouri Cav., Co. I

Captured Oct. 25, 1864 at [illegible]

Arrived Nov. 15, 1864

Died Feb. 11, 1865 of chronic diarrhea

Buried block 7, grave 26, now grave 128

Scruggs, John Emmett : Col. 85th Virginia

Captured July 22, 1863 at Warrenton, Virginia

Arrived Aug. 2, 1863

Died Nov. 9, 1863 of dysentery

Buried block 11, now grave 1

NOTE: Scruggs was about 60 years old, in command of a Virginia militia regiment, when he was captured. Prior to the war, he had been a newspaper editor and mayor of Warrenton, Virginia. Prison diarists stated that Scruggs spent most of his time in his bunk, reading and surrounded by various snacks, prior to his brief, fatal illness. The same diarists seriously questioned whether Scruggs would go to heaven, because he was so profane and had no interest in Christianity.

Shacklett, John A. : Citizen

Captured on unknown date in Mead Co. Kentucky

Arrived Dec. 25, 1862

Died Feb. 10, 1863 of diarrhea

Buried on island, grave unknown

Sheets, J. D. : Pvt./guerrilla

Captured Oct. 19, 1862 at Morganfield, Kentucky

Arrived Feb. 11, 1863

Died March 11, 1863, cause unknown

Buried on island, grave unknown

Shuler, James G. : Capt. 5th Florida, Co. H

Captured July 5, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Sept. 20, 1863

Died Dec. 12, 1863 of pneumonia

Buried block 11, now grave 121

Sisk, Reuben : Citizen

Captured April 8, 1863 in Hopkins Co. Kentucky

Arrived April 29, 1863

Died Feb. 3, 1864 of small pox

Buried block 8, grave 2, now grave 140

NOTE: Sisk had no wooden grave marker in 1866. Very few private citizens buried at Johnson’s Island had wooden head markers. According to family tradition, Sisk raised horses and was asked by Federal authorities to sign a paper, pledging not to aid Confederates. Sisk told them he would feed any man who asked for it, so long as he had food, whereupon he was arrested. His horses were taken except for one, to be used by his wife in farming. Thereafter, Federal soldiers came by to be fed by Sisk’s wife and would push Sisk’s five children away from the table. Then the Federals would eat all the food.

Skidmore, W. L. (or T.) : 2nd Lt. 4th (Russell’s) Alabama Cav., Co. D

Captured June 27, 1863 at Shelbyville, Tennessee

Arrived July 7, 1863

Died Nov. 27, 1863 of small pox

Buried grave 114

Smith, David : Pvt./guerrilla

Captured Dec. 20, 1862 in Caldwell Co. Kentucky

Arrived June [Jan.?] 10, 1863

Died March 5 or May 6, 1863, “No disease”

“Body sent to friends”

Southard, J. Y. : status unknown

Captured date unknown at site unknown

Arrived date unknown

Died March 11, 1863, cause unknown

Buried grave 206

NOTE: The subject had no wooden head marker in 1866.

Starns, B. B. : Capt. 3rd (Wingfield’s) Louisiana Cav., Co. B

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived Oct. 15, 1863

Died May 21, 1864 of pneumonia

Buried block 4, grave 20, now grave 185

Stephens, W. A. : 3rd Lt. 46th Alabama, Co. K

Captured Dec. 16, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 22, 1864

Died March 16, 1865 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 149

Stevenson, J. H. D. : Capt. 15th Arkansas, Co. A

Captured July 7, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died Aug. 21, 1863 of fever

Buried block 13, now grave 20

Stithard, J. M. : Guerrilla

Captured Feb. 1, 1863 in Hopkins Co. Kentucky

Arrived date unknown

Died date unknown of cause unknown

Buried on island, site unknown

Stout, Reuben : Pvt. 60th Indiana, Co. K

Captured March 14, 1863 in Indiana

Arrived June 12, 1863

Died Oct. 23, 1863 of execution by firing squad

Buried grave 87

NOTE: Stout is the only known Federal soldier buried in the so-called Confederate cemetery on Johnson’s Island. His crimes were desertion (not returning from a furlough) and the murder of a provost marshal sent to arrest him at Lafayette, Indiana. Tried at Indianapolis, he was sentenced to die on Johnson’s Island, after signing a lengthy and complicated confession with an X to indicate his illiteracy. According to this confession, Stout was led astray by Copperheads, i.e., citizens opposed to the war. Among those who led him astray was his own father-in-law. Stout also described the rituals and secret handshakes of their secret organization, probably at the instigation of Federal authorities who were eager to establish a vast Copperhead conspiracy. Many prisoners witnessed Stout’s execution by prison guards and described it in their diaries. Stout was seated on his wooden coffin at the bay shore, in front of the east gate of the stockade. Prisoners were ordered to stay inside their barracks while the execution took place, but they could see it from second story windows. Apparently no marker was placed on Stout’s grave. He had no wooden head marker in 1866. Today the grave designated for Stout has a white stone engraved with the single word “unknown.” The death register kept by Federal prison officials makes no notation of Stout’s burial but the war department list, prepared well after the war, indicated the grave number listed here.

Sullins, Stephen B. (or P.) : Asst. Commissary or Capt., 1st Alabama

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived Oct. 15, 1863

Died Jan. 20, 1864 of typhoid fever

Buried block 5, now grave 138

Swift, William N. : 2nd Lt. 34th Georgia

Captured May 6, 1863 at Champion Hill, Mississippi

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died Jan. 1, 1864 of small pox

Buried grave 103

Swink, E. (or G.) W. : 2nd Lt. 8th Virginia Cav., Co. K

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Sept. 3, 1863

Died Feb. 13, 1864 of diarrhea

Buried block 5, grave 21, now grave 155

Talbut (or Talbott), H. D. : Pvt. 2nd Kentucky Mounted Rifles, Co. D

Captured June 16, 1863 “Triplett Brig Ky”

Arrived June 26, 1863

Died Oct. 28, 1863 of fever

Buried block 10, grave 1, “Body sent to friends”

NOTE: This is one of a few cases where one set of records indicates burial on the island, and another set states that the body was shipped elsewhere for burial.

Taylor, Richard H. : Pvt. 10th Kentucky

Captured Sept. 3, 1862 in Webster Co. Kentucky

Arrived Sept. 10, 1862

Died Oct. 10, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 71

NOTE: Taylor had no wooden head marker in 1866. Few privates’ and citizens’ graves were provided with headboards.

Teeters, John S. : Guerrilla, Poindexter’s Regt.

Captured Aug. 1, 1862 in Clairton Co. Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Nov. 22, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 48

NOTE: Teeters had no wooden head marker in 1866.

Terry, John W. : 2nd Lt. 56th Georgia, Co. A

Captured Dec. 16, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 22, 1864

Died March 25, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 149 ½

Thompson, John W. : Pvt. 25th Virginia

Captured date unknown at site unknown

Arrived date unknown

Died Nov. 6, 1862, cause unknown

Buried on island, grave unknown

Thompson, Willis : Pvt. 46th Virginia, Co. A

Captured April 4, 1862 in Pendleton Co. Virginia

Arrived Sept. 6, 1862

Died Nov. 5, 1862 of fever or diarrhea

Buried on island, grave unknown

Threadgill (or Thradgill), J. E. : 2nd Lt. 12th Arkansas, Co. H

Captured July 7, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died Dec. 8, 1863 of typhoid fever

Burial block 13, now grave 120

Randall, Willis : 3rd Lt. 52nd North Carolina, Co. I

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 29, 1863

Died Dec. 31, 1864, cause unknown

Buried grave 172

Ray, John S. : 1st Lt. 38th North Carolina, Co. K

Captured July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Sept. 29, 1863

Died Nov. 17, 1863 of complications from right foot amputation

Buried on the island, grave unknown. See note for “J.R. H.”

NOTE: A prisoner diary and Ray’s Service record indicate a different death date.

Ray, Randall M. : 1st Lt. 18th Tennessee, Co. E

Captured Feb. 16, 1862 at Ft. Donelson, Tennessee

Arrived April 9, 1862

Died May 25, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried on the island, grave unknown

NOTE: It would appear that Ray was among the first group to arrive at the new prison and perhaps the first prisoner to die at Johnson’s Island. What is not clear is the disposition made of his body. According to the list provided by the war department, well after the war, Ray’s body was sent to friends, whereas the death register kept by Federal prison officials shows that Ray was buried on the island, presumably the first in the prison cemetery. There was no wooden grave marker for Ray when a list of inscriptions was compiled in 1866. See narrative for details of Ray’s death.

Ready, Moses C. : Pvt. 1st Kentucky Cav., Co. C

Captured June 9, 1864 at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

Arrived Sept. 14, 1864

Died Feb. 27, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 198

NOTE: Death lists show name of Reading or Raidy, but service records show that the correct name was Ready. Ready, originally from South Carolina, had gone to Kentucky and enlisted after being threatened with conscription, probably during Morgan’s last Kentucky raid (summer of 1864). Shortly after his arrival at Johnson’s Island, Ready claimed he was always a Union man and wished to take the oath of allegiance to the U.S. so he could return home and take care of his family. His occupation was listed as farmer, age 43. Eight of Ready’s barely literate letters to his wife have survived. Although conditions for prisoners were at their worst during his stay, Ready constantly told his wife in South Carolina that he was kindly treated, was well supplied with clothes, and had plenty of good food. His primary concern was for the welfare of his wife and children.

Reaves, M. W. : Pvt. 1st Georgia Cav.

Captured June 19, 1862 at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Arrived on unknown date

Died Oct. 30, 1862 of typhoid

Buried grave 79

Reeves, J. : Citizen

Captured on unknown date at unknown site

Arrived on unknown date

Died Oct. 1862 (no day specified) of unknown cause

Buried on island, grave unknown

Roads (or Rhodes), C. P. : Citizen of North Carolina

Captured on unknown date at unknown site

Arrived on unknown date

Died Dec. 14, 1862 of heart disease

Buried grave 54

NOTE: The subject had no wooden head marker in 1866.

Ruffin, Thomas : 1st Lt. 59th North Carolina, Co. D

Captured July 4, 1863 at Jack’s Mountain, Pennsylvania (Gettysburg retreat)

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Sept. 23, 1864, cause unknown

Buried grave 192

Rupell, Willaim G. : Capt. 14th Tennessee Cav., Co. B

Captured June 19, 1863 at Blackville, Tennessee

Arrived July 2 [year not clear but probably 1863]

Died Jan. 16, 1865, cause unknown

Buried on island, grave unknown

NOTE: There was no one named “Rupell” who served with Tennessee Confederate forces, according to Tennesseeans in the Civil War. Either the name is incorrect or Rupell was one of those men whose records were somehow lost.

Scott, Daniel L. : 2nd Lt. 3rd Missouri Cav., Co. I

Captured Oct. 25, 1864 at [illegible]

Arrived Nov. 15, 1864

Died Feb. 11, 1865 of chronic diarrhea

Buried block 7, grave 26, now grave 128

Scruggs, John Emmett : Col. 85th Virginia

Captured July 22, 1863 at Warrenton, Virginia

Arrived Aug. 2, 1863

Died Nov. 9, 1863 of dysentery

Buried block 11, now grave 1

NOTE: Scruggs was about 60 years old, in command of a Virginia militia regiment, when he was captured. Prior to the war, he had been a newspaper editor and mayor of Warrenton, Virginia. Prison diarists stated that Scruggs spent most of his time in his bunk, reading and surrounded by various snacks, prior to his brief, fatal illness. The same diarists seriously questioned whether Scruggs would go to heaven, because he was so profane and had no interest in Christianity.

Shacklett, John A. : Citizen

Captured on unknown date in Mead Co. Kentucky

Arrived Dec. 25, 1862

Died Feb. 10, 1863 of diarrhea

Buried on island, grave unknown

Sheets, J. D. : Pvt./guerrilla

Captured Oct. 19, 1862 at Morganfield, Kentucky

Arrived Feb. 11, 1863

Died March 11, 1863, cause unknown

Buried on island, grave unknown

Shuler, James G. : Capt. 5th Florida, Co. H

Captured July 5, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Sept. 20, 1863

Died Dec. 12, 1863 of pneumonia

Buried block 11, now grave 121

Sisk, Reuben : Citizen

Captured April 8, 1863 in Hopkins Co. Kentucky

Arrived April 29, 1863

Died Feb. 3, 1864 of small pox

Buried block 8, grave 2, now grave 140

NOTE: Sisk had no wooden grave marker in 1866. Very few private citizens buried at Johnson’s Island had wooden head markers. According to family tradition, Sisk raised horses and was asked by Federal authorities to sign a paper, pledging not to aid Confederates. Sisk told them he would feed any man who asked for it, so long as he had food, whereupon he was arrested. His horses were taken except for one, to be used by his wife in farming. Thereafter, Federal soldiers came by to be fed by Sisk’s wife and would push Sisk’s five children away from the table. Then the Federals would eat all the food.

Skidmore, W. L. (or T.) : 2nd Lt. 4th (Russell’s) Alabama Cav., Co. D

Captured June 27, 1863 at Shelbyville, Tennessee

Arrived July 7, 1863

Died Nov. 27, 1863 of small pox

Buried grave 114

Smith, David : Pvt./guerrilla

Captured Dec. 20, 1862 in Caldwell Co. Kentucky

Arrived June [Jan.?] 10, 1863

Died March 5 or May 6, 1863, “No disease”

“Body sent to friends”

Southard, J. Y. : status unknown

Captured date unknown at site unknown

Arrived date unknown

Died March 11, 1863, cause unknown

Buried grave 206

NOTE: The subject had no wooden head marker in 1866.

Starns, B. B. : Capt. 3rd (Wingfield’s) Louisiana Cav., Co. B

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived Oct. 15, 1863

Died May 21, 1864 of pneumonia

Buried block 4, grave 20, now grave 185

Stephens, W. A. : 3rd Lt. 46th Alabama, Co. K

Captured Dec. 16, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 22, 1864

Died March 16, 1865 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 149

Stevenson, J. H. D. : Capt. 15th Arkansas, Co. A

Captured July 7, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died Aug. 21, 1863 of fever

Buried block 13, now grave 20

Stithard, J. M. : Guerrilla

Captured Feb. 1, 1863 in Hopkins Co. Kentucky

Arrived date unknown

Died date unknown of cause unknown

Buried on island, site unknown

Stout, Reuben : Pvt. 60th Indiana, Co. K

Captured March 14, 1863 in Indiana

Arrived June 12, 1863

Died Oct. 23, 1863 of execution by firing squad

Buried grave 87

NOTE: Stout is the only known Federal soldier buried in the so-called Confederate cemetery on Johnson’s Island. His crimes were desertion (not returning from a furlough) and the murder of a provost marshal sent to arrest him at Lafayette, Indiana. Tried at Indianapolis, he was sentenced to die on Johnson’s Island, after signing a lengthy and complicated confession with an X to indicate his illiteracy. According to this confession, Stout was led astray by Copperheads, i.e., citizens opposed to the war. Among those who led him astray was his own father-in-law. Stout also described the rituals and secret handshakes of their secret organization, probably at the instigation of Federal authorities who were eager to establish a vast Copperhead conspiracy. Many prisoners witnessed Stout’s execution by prison guards and described it in their diaries. Stout was seated on his wooden coffin at the bay shore, in front of the east gate of the stockade. Prisoners were ordered to stay inside their barracks while the execution took place, but they could see it from second story windows. Apparently no marker was placed on Stout’s grave. He had no wooden head marker in 1866. Today the grave designated for Stout has a white stone engraved with the single word “unknown.” The death register kept by Federal prison officials makes no notation of Stout’s burial but the war department list, prepared well after the war, indicated the grave number listed here.

Sullins, Stephen B. (or P.) : Asst. Commissary or Capt., 1st Alabama

Captured July 9, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived Oct. 15, 1863

Died Jan. 20, 1864 of typhoid fever

Buried block 5, now grave 138

Swift, William N. : 2nd Lt. 34th Georgia

Captured May 6, 1863 at Champion Hill, Mississippi

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died Jan. 1, 1864 of small pox

Buried grave 103

Swink, E. (or G.) W. : 2nd Lt. 8th Virginia Cav., Co. K

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Sept. 3, 1863

Died Feb. 13, 1864 of diarrhea

Buried block 5, grave 21, now grave 155

Talbut (or Talbott), H. D. : Pvt. 2nd Kentucky Mounted Rifles, Co. D

Captured June 16, 1863 “Triplett Brig Ky”

Arrived June 26, 1863

Died Oct. 28, 1863 of fever

Buried block 10, grave 1, “Body sent to friends”

NOTE: This is one of a few cases where one set of records indicates burial on the island, and another set states that the body was shipped elsewhere for burial.

Taylor, Richard H. : Pvt. 10th Kentucky

Captured Sept. 3, 1862 in Webster Co. Kentucky

Arrived Sept. 10, 1862

Died Oct. 10, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 71

NOTE: Taylor had no wooden head marker in 1866. Few privates’ and citizens’ graves were provided with headboards.

Teeters, John S. : Guerrilla, Poindexter’s Regt.

Captured Aug. 1, 1862 in Clairton Co. Missouri

Arrived Nov. 17, 1862

Died Nov. 22, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 48

NOTE: Teeters had no wooden head marker in 1866.

Terry, John W. : 2nd Lt. 56th Georgia, Co. A

Captured Dec. 16, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 22, 1864

Died March 25, 1865, cause unknown

Buried grave 149 ½

Thompson, John W. : Pvt. 25th Virginia

Captured date unknown at site unknown

Arrived date unknown

Died Nov. 6, 1862, cause unknown

Buried on island, grave unknown

Thompson, Willis : Pvt. 46th Virginia, Co. A

Captured April 4, 1862 in Pendleton Co. Virginia

Arrived Sept. 6, 1862

Died Nov. 5, 1862 of fever or diarrhea

Buried on island, grave unknown

Threadgill (or Thradgill), J. E. : 2nd Lt. 12th Arkansas, Co. H

Captured July 7, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died Dec. 8, 1863 of typhoid fever

Burial block 13, now grave 120

Tuggle, Charles M. : Capt. 35th Georgia, Co. H

Captured July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Nov. 6, 1863 of “rumit fever”

Buried block 10, now grave 2

NOTE: A prisoner diarist (Rev. Thrasher), in describing Tuggle’s death and Masonic burial, referred to Tuggle as “Jim.” A second grave had to be dug because another coffin was found in the first excavation. The 1860 census of Gwinnett Co., Georgia, shows that Tuggle was age 25 and still lived with his parents on a farm. He had seven brothers and sisters, and the family owned seven slaves.

Upchurch, Albert E. : Capt. 55th North Carolina, Co. A

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Nov. 9, 1863 of dysentery

Buried block 10, now grave 8

Vann, Joseph P. : Capt. 37th (Bell’s) Arkansas, Co. E

Captured July 4, 1863 at Helena, Arkansas

Arrived Aug. 8, 1863

Died Dec. 24, 1863 of fever

Buried grave 108

Veazey, Noah W. : Pvt. 10th Kentucky Cav., Co. A

Captured Nov. 11, 1862 in Webster Co. Kentucky

Arrived Nov. 24, 1862

Died Feb. 11, 1863 of rubeola or typhoid fever

Buried grave 34

NOTE: Veazey’s family in Kentucky never knew what happened to him. He simply did not come home after the Federals took him. A centotaph was erected in the local cemetery, and not until some 125 years had passed was the family aware of where Veazey was buried. His tombstone today erroneously lists him as a lieutenant, misspells his last name, and has the wrong first initial.

Watson, William E. : 1st Lt. & Adjt. 1st Tennessee (Turney’s), Co. C

Captured July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Feb. 8, 1864 of diarrhea

Buried block 8, grave 26, now grave 142

Webb, David C. : Capt. 1st or 12th Alabama Cav.

Captured May 22, 1863 at Middletown, Louisiana

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died July 26, 1863 of typhoid fever

Buried block 5, now grave 16

Webb, James F. : Capt. 18th Arkansas, Co. I

Captured July 7, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Arrived July 28, 1863

Died Dec. 24, 1864 of unknown cause

Buried grave 171

Weeks, Richard K. C. : 2nd Lt. 4th Florida, Co. F

Captured Nov. 25, 1863 at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee

Arrived Dec. 7, 1863

Died Jan. 19, 1864 of rubeola and pneumonia

Buried grave 137

Welch, John : Lt. 40th Virginia, Co. B

Captured May 19, 1863 in Richmond Co. Virginia

Arrived Sept. 29, 1863

Died Feb. 5, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried block 5, grave 23, now grave 153

Wetherton, Andrew : Pvt. Cameron’s Kentucky Cav., Co. I

Captured May 9, 1863 at Battle……[remainder illegible]

Arrived June 5, 1863

Died Aug. 2, 1863 of rubeola & pneumonia

Buried on island, grave unknown

White, William : Pvt. In unknown organization

Captured Dec. 14, 1862 in Caldwell Co. Kentucky

Arrived Dec. 23, 1862

Died Feb. 15, 1863 of rubeola or mumps

Buried on island, grave unknown

Wilkinson, Henry : 2nd Lt. 9th Virginia, Co. B

Captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived Oct. 31, 1863

Died April 21, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried block 22, grave 4, now grave 182

Williams, J. N. : 2nd Lt. 6th Mississippi

Captured May 1, 1863 at Port Gibson, Mississippi

Arrived June 18, 1863

Died Dec. 8 or 4, 1863 of pneumonia

Buried grave 117

NOTE: According to a history of Mississippi, Williams was killed at Atlanta. However, records would indicate that he indeed died and was buried at Johnson’s Island, having been captured well before the battle of Atlanta (July 22, 1864).

Williams, Levi Branson : 2nd Lt. 63rd North Carolina (5 NC Cavalry), Co. E

Captured March 8, 1863 at Piney Green, Onslow Co. North Carolina

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died Sept. 30, 1863 of fever or typhoid

Buried block 12, now grave 26

Williams, Thomas P. : Adjt. Reeves’ Cav.

Captured Oct. 29, 1864 in Lafayette Co., Missouri

Arrived Nov. 15, 1864

Died Dec. 30 (or Nov. 30), 1864

Body sent to St. Louis, Missouri

NOTE: The date of death was probably Nov. 30, as indicated in the War Department record from well after the war. By late December 1864, an order had been handed down from Washington to prohibit the shipping of bodies elsewhere for burial.

Wills (or Wells), John W. : Pvt. 4th Kentucky Mounted Rifles, Co. B or E

Captured June 3, 1863 at Cynthiana, Kentucky

Arrived June 14, 1863

Died Dec. 2, 1863 of fever

Buried block 3, grave now unknown

Wilson, John R. : Pvt. “Corbin’s Guer.” or Hawthorn’s Cav.

Captured July 27, 1862 at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

Arrived Aug. 26, 1862

Died Oct. 27 or 22, 1862 of typhoid fever

Buried grave 77

NOTE: Wilson had no wooden head board in 1866.

Winders (or Winder), D. W. : 1st Lt. Longstreet’s Corps, Co. C

Captured July 2, 1863 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Arrived July 20, 1863

Died May 2, 1864 of typhoid fever

“Body sent to Hagerstown Md.”

NOTE: The information is confusing. Chambersburg was occupied by Confederate forces at the time the subject was supposedly captured, with the Rebel army still moving east toward Gettysburg. Gen. George Pickett’s doomed division, of Longstreet’s corps, left Chambersburg on July 2 and arrived at Gettysburg next morning. Several Confederate prisoners were taken at Chambersburg, but not until after the Gettysburg battles, when Confederates were retreating. Apparently Lt. Winder was in some regiment of Longstreet’s corps. There was no D. W. Winder known to be on any Confederate general’s staff. There were, however, several Confederate Winders from Maryland, including the notorious Gen. John Winder, provost marshal of Richmond, in charge of prisons for Federals, and founder of Andersonville prison. A Lt. D. H. Winder signed an autograph book on Johnson’s Island in early 1864, indicating he was on the staff of Gen. Lee. There were several Gen. Lee’s, and Winder did not indicate which. Officers were often assigned temporarily to a general’s staff or acted as scouts when the army was in the officer’s home territory. D. H. Winder listed his residence as Clearspring, Maryland, not far from Chambersburg and not far from a Hagerstown. Possibly he acted as a scout for Lee in that area.

Wood, D. T. G. : Pvt. 20th Tennessee, Co. D

Captured Feb. 16, 1862 at Ft. Donelson, Tennessee

Arrived April 27, 1862

Died Sept. 1 (or May 6), 1862, cause unknown

“Sent to Vicksburg” or buried on island, grave unknown

NOTE: The death register kept by Federal prison officials shows the September date of death and the notation that Wood was shipped to Vicksburg. Since this was the date that more than 1,100 prisoners were sent to Vicksburg for exchange, there is the implication that the coffin went with them after Wood died that day. However, prisoner diaries make no mention of any coffin accompanying them on the train/steamboat trip to Vicksburg. The May date of death is on the list provided by the war department, some decades after the war. It seems likelier Wood died on May 6, 1862, making him one of the first, if not the first, prisoner to die on Johnson’s Island. It is possible his body was shipped home for burial at that time, although there is no record of that either. According to Joe Barbiere, Wood died from effects of his exposure at Mill Springs, Kentucky, prior to the siege at Fort Donelson. See other Wood listings below.

Wood, (Given name unknown) : Capt. of Williamson Co.

Captured date unknown at site unknown

Arrived date unknown

Died May 11, 1862 of pneumonia

Buried on island, grave unknown

NOTE: Again, this may be D. T. J. Wood. The facts here are from two death lists kept by prisoners on the island.

Wood, (Given name unknown) : Tennessee (regiment unknown)

Captured date unknown at site unknown

Arrived date unknown

Died May 24, 1864

“Body sent to friends”

NOTE: This may be D. T. J. Wood (q.v.), listed as a private, assuming that the year of death should be 1862

Wood, John B. : 2nd Lt. 10th Confederate Cav., Co. D

Captured Aug. 27, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee

Arrived Sept. 9, 1863

Died March 16, 1864 of chronic diarrhea

Buried block 12, now grave 165

Worward, W. P. : 1st Lt. 6th North Carolina, Co. E

Captured Sept. 19, 1863 at Chattanooga, Tennessee

Arrived Nov. 1, 1863

Died Jan. 11, 1864, cause unknown

Buried on island, grave unknown

NOTE: No Worward is listed in the rosters for the 6th North Carolina. The war department list shows a “Norwood” (q.v.) with the same date of death. There was no Norwood listed in the death register kept by Federal prison authorities. It is not possible, from the information on the war department list, to determine Norwood’s exact military affiliation. Still, it appears likely that Norwood and Worward were one and the same man.

Wynn, John B. : Capt. 64th Virginia, Co. G

Captured Sept. 9, 1863 at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Arrived Sept. 25, 1863

Died April 20, 1864 of typhoid fever

Buried block 24, grave 4, now grave 181

Yarbrough, Ingraham : Pvt./guerrilla, 10th Kentucky Cav.

Captured Dec. 16, 1862 at Madisonville, Kentucky

Arrived Dec. 23, 1862

Died Feb. 12, 1863 of rubeola & pneumonia

Buried on island, grave unknown