|This is the original site of the Rock Island Prison Barracks Union Cemetery. The sign reads:|
Original Union Army Grave Site
The following Union Army soldiers were originally buried at this site but were later reinterred in the National Cemetary on Arsenal Island.
4th U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps - 26 dead
37th Iowa Volunteer Graybeards - 5 dead
45th Wisconsin Volunteers - 1 dead
48th Iowa Volunteers - 100 day enlistments - 3 dead
133rd Illinois Volunteers - 100 day enlistments - 12 dead
197th Pennsylvania Volunteers - 100 day enlistments - 5 dead
Unassigned - 1 dead 3 U.S. Volunteers - 1 dead
The aforementioned soldiers served as guards at the Confederate Prison located on Arsenal Island during the Civil War.