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Need list of Prisoners

Need list of Prisoners

Posted: 14 Nov 2001 5:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Dec 2003 10:50PM GMT
How do you obtain the list of prisioners and the people who died there? any information would be greatly appreciated. Is there a place where i can wright for the list. thanks

Re: Need list of Prisoners

Mike Pierce (View posts)
Posted: 21 Nov 2001 2:01AM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 31 Dec 2003 10:52PM GMT
Hi Lynn:

The information you're looking for is available on microfilm from the National Archives. Also, as for the ones who died there, I have a book title CONFEDERATES WHO DIED IN NORTHERN PRISONS AND WERE BURIED IN NATIONAL CEMETERIES. Most of the men and women who died at GSMP are buried here in St. Louis at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. If there's a particular person you're looking for, email me at stlreb@altavista.com and I'll see if he/she is in the book.

Req. Look up: William HEATH

Posted: 21 Nov 2001 3:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Dec 2003 10:53PM GMT
Surnames: HEATH
Hi Mike. Will you do a lookup for me? Do you find anything on my gggrandfather, William H. Heath, a Confederate POW at Gratiot Prison in St. Louis? He died there 2/27/01, and is buried at JBNC 5271 site. Thanks for any help. Diane

Req. Look up: John KETCHUM

Posted: 5 May 2002 7:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Dec 2003 10:56PM GMT
Surnames: KETCHUM, POINDEXTER
Hi Mike, Noticed your post, thought I'd beg a boon... We are desperately searching for the death date & burial site of our ggggrfa. John Jackson KETCHUM, captured in Rolla, Phelps Co MO July 1862, listed as a "bushwacker". He was about 44 yrs old then & had 8 known children. He was transferred to Alton ILL, Sept 1862, then sent to Sandusky Ohio, to the Johnson Island Military Prison, an island in the Bay of Lake Erie in Nov 1862. We believe he was swooped up with the POINDEXTER Boys, of Phelps Co Mo, as they were all taken together to Johnson Island, where 13 of them were executed days after their arrival, mostly POINDEXTER fam or kin. There the trail ends for our ancestor, John Jackson KETCHUM (b 1818 TN, marr Mary Caroline ? abt 1839 TN, moved to Phelps Co MO soon after. Did he get transfered again? Or was he executed & buried on Johnson Island? There is a cemetery there, with unmarked graves & a few group markers, is this Cem listed in your book? Sorry for all the questions, but we're desperate. Thank you for your time & kindness, Yours, Kath

Re: Need list of Prisoners

nancy domjanovich (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jun 2006 3:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Mike,
You memtioned the book CONFEDERATES WHO DIED IN NORTHERN PRISONS AND WERE BURIED IN NATIONAL CEMETERIES. Would it be possible for you to see if Lafayette Lewis is listed? I believe he was taken to Gratiot Prison in St. Louis, then transferred to Alton, IL, where he died in 1862. I don't know if there might be other information on him in the book.
Thanks you for your time.
Nancy
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