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Confederate POW Camp

1863 – 1865 THIS SITE MARKS THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE ROCK ISLAND CONFEDERATE PRISON CAMP. THIS CAMP CONSISTED OF 84 BARRACKS, INCLOSED IN A WOODEN STOCKADE, EXTENDING 1240 FEET TO THE WEST AND 875 ...

1863 – 1865

THIS SITE MARKS THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE ROCK ISLAND CONFEDERATE PRISON CAMP. THIS CAMP CONSISTED OF 84 BARRACKS, INCLOSED IN A WOODEN STOCKADE, EXTENDING 1240 FEET TO THE WEST AND 875 FEET TO THE SOUTH.

FIRST PRISONERS ARRIVED DECEMBER 3, 1863 AND CONSISTED OF 5592 CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WHO WERE CAPTURED AT LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN AND MISSIONARY RIDGE; MANY HAD SMALLPOX.

TOTAL PRISONERS RECEIVED 11734
TOTAL PRISONERS DIED 1960
PRISONERS ENLISTED IN UNION ARMY 1797

LAST PRISONER RELEASED JULY 1865

CONFEDERATE CEMETERY ONE HALF MILE SOUTHEAST OF THIS SPOT CONTAINS THE BODIES OF PRISONERS WHO DIED IN THIS CAMP.

“I AM FORBID TO TELL THE SECRETS OF MY PRISON HOUSE.” SHAKESPEARE

COL. W.W.WARNER
COMMANDING
SEPT. 1951


Submitted by
Bryan Arnold
@nanowhiskers

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