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From: "Diehl, Barbi" <>
Subject: [MOJEFFER] Camp Jackson
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 08:51:51 -0500
Hi Ann, I saw your post. There was a Camp Jackson in what is now St. Louis
City, on the campus of St. Louis University. It had one of the earliest
Civil War skirmishes with 40 dead, but I didn't know it was a POW camp too.
Camp Jackson would have been 15-20 miles from the Jefferson County line.
The Missouri Historical Society has a huge collection on Civil War and I
know they researched the Camp Jackson Massacre. The Northwest Branch of the
Jeffeson County Library (in High Ridge) has a copy of the Index and
description for the MHS Civil War Manuscript Collection.
If you like, I'll ask them if they know about it being a POW camp or any
prisoner names, or I can get you the Archivist's e-mail.
President, Jefferson Co. Gen Soc
From: Ann Wideman [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 9:50 PM
Subject: [MOJEFFER] Civil War Prisoner Camp
I have found that an ancestor supposedly died in Camp Jackson. He was taken
prisoner during the Civil War and supposedly had been sent to Andersonville
Prison camp, but then his military papers say he died in Camp Jackson. I
have done searches for Camp Jackson, but cannot find anything on it. Does
anyone know any website, book, etc that can tell me about the Camp and who
was in it, or does anyone know where it was?
Thanks for any help you can give.
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