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From: Lloyd & Peggy <>
Subject: Re: [MOJEFFER] Camp Jackson
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 12:42:02 -0400
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For the Alton, Il. site go to:
Just follow instructions.
Barb Lynn wrote:
>I found an excellent book in the Poplar Bluff Public Library, Poplar Bluff, MO.....sure there are copies elsewhere in Missouri Libraries.
>Title: Missouri Prisoners of War from Gratiot Street Prison & Myrtle Street Prison, St. Louis, Mo.
>And Alton Prison, Alton, Illinois
>Including Citizens, Confederates, Bushwhackers and Guerrillas
>By Joanne Chiles Eakin
>It is a fairly large book and names listed alphabetically with the following information about them: Name, Rank, Regiment, Captured ,Date, Prison, Remarks (Remarks show what happened after being sent to one of these prisons, such as discharged, transferred to another prison, etc.) I found several of my Hensley men listed in this book.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Diehl, Barbi
> Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:51 AM
> Subject: [MOJEFFER] Camp Jackson
> 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.
> Barb Diehl
> President, Jefferson Co. Gen Soc
> -----Original Message-----
> 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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