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Cahaba Prison

Men re-interred from Cahaba Prison to Marietta National Cemetery. "records indicate that between 142 and 147 men died at Cahaba Prison" (that number may not include men who died at the prison hospital after the prison closed in March 1865) -Cahaba prison... See also: article on Cahaba and Sultana disaster.

In January 1865, Captain Hiram S. Hanchett, of this Regiment [16th Ill Cav], was captured at Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, and taken to the rebel prison at Cahaba, Alabama. There he organized the sixty men he found in prison, systematized a plan of escape, and this band of brave overpowered the guard, broke out and marched for two days, fighting all the while, hoping to reach the river and capture a steamboat on which they might escape. After that struggle, however, there were overpowered and then taken back. A number of the fugitives were killed, but for Captain Hanchett a worse fate was reserved. He was enclosed in a wooden box eight feet square with one aperture, through which his food was passed. Here he remained until the rebels heard General Wilson was coming, and deemed it was best to shift their quarters. Poor Hanchett was, by over a month of this confinement, reduced to too feeble a state to move, and they blew out his brains when they left.
-Illinois AG Reg. Hist.
175th Illinois Inf
Easter, Carey - Co G
Greely, Morris - Co G
Sidles, Israel - Co G
Slagle, Jacob R. - Co B (bur. under name of Shale)
Smith, William - Co D
Tener, Joseph - Co B

9th Indiana Cav
Brown, Henry. Rush Co. Mar. 29 '64. Died Cahaba 11/12/1864.

Co C 2nd New Jersey Cavalry:
Langnarr, Jacob. Died of contusion at Cahawba. Ala., April 24, '64; buried at Cahawba, Ala.; Pris. of War.
Reed, Robert. Died of chronic diarrhoea at Hosp., rebel prison, Cahawba, Ala., Aug. 17, '64; buried at Cahawba, Ala.

68 memorials
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 S D Adams

S D Adams

unknown – 26 Sep 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Smith H. Baird

Smith H. Baird

1835 – 22 Feb 1865

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Noah U. Baker

Noah U. Baker

unknown – 21 Sep 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Charles Brown

Charles Brown

unknown – 29 Mar 1865

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 John H. Brown

John H. Brown

unknown – 12 May 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Alanson O. Burnham

Alanson O. Burnham

unknown – 6 Dec 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 George M. Burns

George M. Burns

unknown – 5 Jan 1865

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Presley Carlen

Presley Carlen

1839 – 20 Mar 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

Sgt Allen Carter

Sgt Allen Carter

unknown – 14 Mar 1865

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Samuel H. Cook

Samuel H. Cook

1842 – 27 Apr 1865

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Andrew B Coon

Andrew B Coon

1838 – 25 Mar 1865

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Samuel Culp

Samuel Culp

1840 – 8 Feb 1865

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Alfred “ ” <I> </I> Danton

Alfred “ ” Danton

unknown – 27 Dec 1863

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

Pvt Smiley J Dawson

Pvt Smiley J Dawson

unknown – 8 Sep 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 John Dyer

John Dyer

1846 – 8 Apr 1865

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

  Alvin “ ” <I> </I> Emery,

Alvin “ ” Emery,

17 Mar 1811 – 8 Oct 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

Corp Jasper Epperson

Corp Jasper Epperson Cenotaph

unknown – 18 Feb 1865

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Henry Fairchild

Henry Fairchild

unknown – 8 Sep 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 William J Foster

William J Foster

unknown – 14 Dec 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

No grave photo

William Fouke

Birth and death dates unknown.

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

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