Civil War Prisoner of War Records

We have put together the FIRST comprehensive database of Civil War Prisoner of War records - both Federal and Confederate on this CD-ROM. The entire CD-ROM is searchable making it easy to extract information for your own notes and research.

1. The Complete text of the Official Records Series II which deals with Prisoners of War. This series of books was originally published about 1900 in 8 volumes and contains 10,077 pages. From the Preface: The second series will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners.

2. A dozen full length books with personal accounts of life in civil war prisons. All of the major prisons are covered with these first hand accounts, Andersonville, Camp Chase, Elmira, Johnson's Island, plus many of the lesser known camps.
  • A Soldier's Story; Prison Life and Other Incidents in the War of 1861-65. Sherrill, Miles O. - 13 pgs. - North Carolina 12th Inf.
  • Camp and Prison Journal, Embracing Scenes in Camp, on the March, and in Prisons Frost, Griffin 521 pgs. - Missouri Home Guards
  • Camp, Field and Prison Life, Wash, Capt. W. A. 382 pgs. - Vaughn's Tennessee Brigade
  • In Vinculis; or, the Prisoner of War. Keiley, A. M. 62 pgs. - Virginia 12th Infantry
  • My Experience in the Confederate Army and in Northern Prisons, Written from Memory. King, John R. 26 pgs. - Virginia 25th Infantry
  • Narrative of Prison Life at Baltimore & Johnson's Island, Ohio. Shepherd, Henry E. 8 pgs.
  • Prison Echoes of the Great Rebellion. Hundley, Col. D. R. 322 pgs - Alabama 31st Inf.
  • Prison Life During the Rebellion. Fuzzleburg, Fritz. 102 pgs. - The Confederate 600
  • Prison Reminiscences. Crocker, James F. 16 pgs. Virginia 9th Infantry
  • Terrors and Horrors of Prison Life; or, Six Months a Prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio. Duff, W. H. # 00813 134 pgs. Louisiana 25th Infantry
  • Three Hundred Days in a Yankee Prison. King, M.D., John H. 180 pgs. - Georgia 6th Cavalry
  • War Reminiscences. Monteiro, M.D. 178 pgs. Mosby?s Rangers

  • 3. Dozens of shorter first hand accounts in the form of letters, diaries, and memoirs all arranged by prison.

    4. Account and list of the dead of the Sultana Steamship disaster.

    5. List of dead:
  • Elmira - 3000 names
  • Andersonville - 37000 names
  • Fort Delaware - 2600 names

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