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Pvt J. R. Andrews

Pvt J. R. Andrews

Death 4 Feb 1865 (aged 18)
Camp Chase, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Plot Grave No. 1034 CC
Memorial ID 6282643 · View Source
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Private James ANDERSON – Inscription on tombstone #1034 reads “J. R. ANDREWS CO. D 2 KY. CAV. C.S.A.” He was taken prisoner at Kingsport, Tennessee in December 1864.

If the compiler were making the tombstone it would read: JAS. ANDERSON CO. D 2ND BATT’N. (DORTCH’S) KY. CAV. C.S.A.

The compiler notes according to the 1866-1868 Adjutant General of Ohio Report his name was listed as “J. Anderson in Company D 2nd Kentucky Cavalry” and buried in “grave number 1034.”

The compiler notes there was a J. R. Andrews in Company D of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry however he was taken to the Federal Prison in Rock Island, Illinois and that the 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry and the 2nd Battalion Kentucky Cavalry were separate units.

The compiler notes he does not have Confederate Compiled Military Service Records other than his Federal POW records and while this does raise a red flag it is noted the vast majority of soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry do not have true Confederate Compiled Military Service Records.

According to “The Journal of the Kentucky Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans” in the Story of Captain John Baker Dortch written May 27, 2011 it states: “About the 2nd day of July 1863 General Morgan ‘s troopers began crossing the upper Cumberland River near Burkesville, Kentucky. Flooding from recent rains had swollen the river. Lt. H. C. Merritt, of Dortch’s company recalled “only those who were considered well mounted were allowed to go on the raid. It was most strenuous work on both men and horses. Those who were poor swimmers grabbed on to their horses tail, to be pulled across.” Lt. Colonel Huffman placed Captain Dortch in command of the troopers who were to remain behind. These men became the nucleus of Dortch’s 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Battalion.”

Federal POW records reported James Anderson taken prisoner at Kingsport, Tennessee on December 13, 1864 and then forwarded to Chattanooga, Tennessee and then transferred to Nashville, Tennessee and then forwarded to Louisville, Kentucky and finally transferred to Camp Chase where he arrived on January 15, 1865.

In Washington, D.C., on February 4, 1865 President Lincoln sent the following telegram: “War Department Washington D.C., Feb 4, 1865 Officer in Command at Johnson's Island, Ohio Parole Lieut. John A. Stephens, prisoner of war, to report to me here in person and send him to me. It is in pursuance of an arrangement I made yesterday with his uncle, Hon. A.H. Stephens. Acknowledge receipt. A. Lincoln.” “This telegram was sent a day after the Hampton Roads Conference, which was a meeting between Lincoln and some delegates from the Confederacy, Alexander Hamilton Stephens (Vice President of the Confederacy) among them. Johnson’s Island was a POW camp located in Sandusky Bay.”

And near Columbus, Ohio, Camp Chase Prison Records reported the death of James Anderson on Saturday, February 4, 1865 due to pneumonia.

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Pvt. J.R. Andrews Co. D 2nd KY Cav. CSA

Gravesite Details Confederate POW who died while in Yankee captivity during the Civil War of 1861-65




  • Created by: Herbert Rickards
  • Added: 22 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6282643
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt J. R. Andrews (11 Aug 1846–4 Feb 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6282643, citing Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Herbert Rickards (contributor 10274696) .