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CIVIL WAR~ALTON ILLINOIS Confederate Cemetery Illinois Rozier Street North Alton Madison County Illinois
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Scrappy
Description: Confederate CemeteryAlso known as: Military Burial Grounds for Alt, North Alton Confederate Cemetery, Small Pox IslandRozier StreetNorth AltonMadison CountyIllinois USAAlton, Madison County, Illinois and Rock Island CemeteryALABAMA SOLDIERS BURIED HEREALTON CIVIL WAR PRISON http://www.censusdiggins.com/prison_alton.html#Search%20for%20Confederate%20Soldiers%20who%20died%20at%20Alton%20........Prisonlton Civil War Prison was established February 9, 1862 when the first Confederate prisoners were delivered there. The prison was housed in the abandoned Illinois State Penitentiary built in 1831 and located near the Mississippi River in Alton Illinois......... The prison was built in the style of a fortress, made of stone with walls 30 feet high. Initially the prison held 24 cells. Overcrowding!..... Through modern archeology digs, the size of these cells has been determined to be 4 feet wide by 7 feet 4 inches long. Reports indicate there were 3 men in each cell! .......During the 3 years of use during the Civil War, almost 12,000 Confederate soldiers were incarcerated at Alton Prison....... Disease, scurvy, fever and general malnutrition plagued the prisoners but it was the dreaded smallpox which killed 6-10 prisoners per day during an outbreak in Alton Prison. The smallpox epidemic became so bad that prisoners were sent to a quarantine hospital on an island across the Mississippi River...... The exact death toll is not known but reports estimate 1500-2200 Confederate soldiers died within the walls of this infamous military prison. Due to neglect of the old cemetery, all graves of those who died at Alton Prison are unidentifiable. There is a monument, however, erected by the U.S. Government. The granite monument is 40 feet tall surrounded by an iron fence. Bronze plaques adorn the monument and are engraved with names and military units of all known Confederates who found their final resting place in the cemetery at Alton. Inscribed on one of the monument plaques: "Erected by the United States to mark the burial place of 1354 Confederate Soldiers who died here and at the Smallpox Hospital on the adjacent island while prisoners of war and whose graves cannot now be identified"
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Adams, Pvt William C. 9926288
b. unknown d. Jan. 29, 1864
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Aldridge, Pvt Andrew P. 9926341
b. 1844 d. Feb. 7, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
North Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Anderson, Pvt William Crist 9926404
b. Jan. 25, 1841 d. Mar. 20, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
North Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Archer, Corp Robert E. 9926439
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Armfield, Pvt Isaac H. 9926454
b. unknown d. Jun. 20, 1864
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Ashbill, Pvt James 9926523
b. unknown d. Jan. 5, 1864
Confederate Cemetery
North Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Ayers, Warren Franklin 28538765
b. Oct. 23, 1827 d. Mar. 27, 1864
Confederate Cemetery
North Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Balkum, Benjamin K. 9927105
b. unknown d. Jan. 27, 1862
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Bancroft, W. H. 9927126
b. unknown d. Feb. 18, 1864
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Bear, Pvt James H. 9927241
b. unknown d. Mar. 14, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Bevis, Pvt Jesse M. 9927313
b. unknown d. Mar. 7, 1862
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Billingsby, Pvt W. 9927323
b. unknown d. Aug. 5, 1862
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Black, Pvt William H. 9927412
b. unknown d. Mar. 9, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Blair, Pvt William 9125234
b. 1820 d. Feb. 4, 1864
Rock Island Confederate C...
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Blake, Sgt William 16994054
b. unknown d. Jan. 21, 1865
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Blakey, Pvt Jackson 16994254
b. unknown d. Feb. 12, 1865
Confederate Cemetery
North Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Bosner, Pvt John 16207534
b. unknown d. Jan. 29, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
North Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Box, Pvt Allen 16141424
b. unknown d. Feb. 4, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Box, Pvt Henry 16141444
b. unknown d. Feb. 5, 1864
Confederate Cemetery
North Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Brown, Pvt Israel 16207574
b. unknown d. Feb. 18, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
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Butler, Pvt James A. 16207591
b. unknown d. Aug. 31, 1862
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Call, Pvt Thomas 15753261
b. unknown d. Feb. 7, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Cameron, Pvt Simon 15753402
b. unknown d. Feb. 25, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Campbell, Pvt John P. 15753193
b. unknown d. Feb. 6, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Cannon, Pvt John 15857334
b. unknown d. Jan. 14, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Clark, Corp A. R. 9928779
b. unknown d. Jan. 14, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
North Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Coda, Pvt Green B. 9928976
b. unknown d. Oct. 27, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Colwell, Pvt S. B. 9929101
b. unknown d. Feb. 3, 1864
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Cooper, Pvt William C. 9929142
b. unknown d. Aug. 9, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Cox, Pvt Henry 9949266
b. unknown d. Jan. 14, 1865
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Crew, Pvt James V. 9949336
b. 1847 d. Feb. 24, 1865
Confederate Cemetery
North Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Echols, Pvt Samuel Moore 9950589
b. 1816 d. Jun. 29, 1864
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Epperson, Pvt Joseph 15861602
b. unknown d. Dec. 8, 1864
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Feild, Pvt Thomas Harper 16714628
b. Mar. 12, 1840 d. Feb. 21, 1907
Fielding Cemetery
Athens
Limestone County
Alabama, USA
Fleming, Pvt Robert M. 16156488
b. unknown d. Mar. 24, 1862
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Ford, Pvt John 9951403
b. unknown d. Jun. 9, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Fraley, Pvt John 9951522
b. unknown d. Dec. 18, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Freeze, Pvt Jesse 9951535
b. unknown d. Aug. 23, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
North Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Fridley, Pvt Richard 9951538
b. unknown d. Mar. 4, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Gentry, Corp Thomas O. 9951750
b. unknown d. Feb. 20, 1863
Confederate Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
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