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Submitted Information: Confederate Index - K-O

Keaton, Madison
Co. I 24th Reg. VA. Inf
He was taken to Point Lookout Prisoner of War camp in MD but was transfered to Elmira Prisoner of War Camp on July 26, 1864. He died on Dec. 20, 1864 and is buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
Information submitted by Vickie Keaton.

Kean, William L.
Pvt Co. B 5th SC Cav
Charleston Dist., SC. Enlisted at Camp Gist, James Island, SC, 20 Mar 1862. Capt. while on picket at Wilson's Wharf (Bermuda Hundred), VA, 6 Jun 1864. Sent to Elmira, NY, and exchanged, 29 Oct 1864.
Information provided by Fred Knudsen.

Kelly, Eli
Pvt 5th Va Inf Co F

·  3/15/62 Augusta Co.

·  Captured at Middletown, May 25,1862; Sent to Ft. Delaware

·  Exchanged Aug. 5,1862.

·  Died of disease at Elmira, N. Y., Aug. 25,1864. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery Grave No. 710. Shown on record as a Sergeant. Date and place of capture unknown.


Keyser, Marshall D.
Pvt 52nd Va Inf Co K

·  4/9/62 Shenandoah Mt B. Bath Co. 9/12/34.

·  Pvt., Capt. Davis' Co., 81st Va. Militia.

·  Present 4/9-30/62.

·  Ab. sick 10/16/62-4/63.

·  AWOL 5/1-12/63.

·  Cap. Hanover Junction 5/22/64.

·  Sent to Point Lookout. Transfer. Elmira.

·  Exchange 11/15/64.

·  Present Camp Lee, Richmond 11/22/64. NFR.

·  Farmer, age 36, Bath CH PO, Bath Co. 1870 census.

·  Farmer, Healing Springs, 1897.

·  Died Cedar Creek Dist., Bath Co. 8/31/13. Buried Healing Springs Cemetery.


Kidd, James M.
Co. C, 35th Ga. Inf.
James M. Kidd enlisted 23 April 1862. He was captured at "Mine Run, Va." on May 5th 1864, and was taken to Point Lookout, Maryland as a prisoner of War, arriving there on May 17th 1864. August 10th, 1864 he was transferred to Elmira New York where he remained until his death April 20, 1865. Cause of death was listed as Chronic Diarrhea. He is listed as being buried in grave No.1441.
Information provided by Mack A. Kidd

Alberry Barkshire Kilgore 1843-1915.jpg 150x203Kilgore, Alberry Barkshire
24th Reg. GA Infantry, Co F, CSA, Army of Virginia
Captured June 1, 1864 at Cold Harbor, released July 7, 1865 after taking Oath of Allegiance. (source: Union Prisoner of War Records - obtained from widow’s pension application) Southern Cross of Honor bestowed 1910 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Cordele Chapter #793. (source: 1. research done by Allen D Atkinson, posted to Rootsweb, 2. photo of gravesite) Died Nov. 9, 1915, buried at Veteran’s Cemetery, Center Hill, Sumter County, Florida (source: photos of tombstone).
Information submitted by Paige Hardy Dulli.

Kilgore, James
Co. C, 9th Ga Inf
My ggg grandfather was James Kilgore . He was from Walton Co. Georgia, he was in the 9th regiment (Hillyer Rifles) Co. C served 7-19-1861 to 11-11-1864 where he died as P.O.W. in Elmira N. Y. buried at Woodlawn Cemetary. grave # 287. Capture at Wilderness on 5-12-1864. Information submitted by Jerry Ivey.

manlove.jpg 91x128Kimrey, Manlove David
Co. I, 52nd Infantry, Stanly County, NC
July 14, was taken prisoner at Battle of Falling Waters, MD.

Taken to Elmira August 16, 1864. Remained until Feb. 13, 1865 when he was part of a prisoner exchange.

Died 17 days after he returned home, possibly from pneumonia.
Information provided by David Dennis.

Kinlaw, Neill
Born: 1820, Howesville, Robeson County, NC. Wife: Musselwhite, Elizabeth. Married: 19 NOV 1846. Child: Anderson Kinlaw. Died 20, Feb 1865, Elmira Prison.

Kirby, William H.
Pvt. Co. C 14th NC Inf. Captured at Hanover Junction, Virginia, May 22, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until transferred to Elmira. New York, July 8, 1864. Died at Elmira on August 7, 1864, of chronic diarrhoea.

James Benton KirkKirk, James Benton
Co. D, 44th Tn. Inf.
Born on Dec. 13, 1829 in Bedford Co. Va. He was the son of John and Hannah Kirk. James was married to Fanny Creek in Coffee Co. Tenn. on Oct. 2, 1855. James Benton Kirk enlisted on Dec. 9, 1861 at Camp Trundale in Coffee Co. Tenn. He was captured in Petersburg, Tennessee on June 17, 1864. He was sent to the prison camp at Elmira, New York on July 27, 1864. He was released on May 2,1865. From what is written about the camp, he was more lucky to get out of there alive than he would have been if he had been wounded in Battle, James applied for and received a pension at Tracy City, Grumdy Co. Tenn. on Dec. 12, 1903. He states in this pension that he was shot in the shoulder at the Battle of Chickanauyga Creek. There are some very interesting original letters written by him in this file about where he is living , etc. James Benton Kirk died on March 5, 1918 at Tracu City, Grundy Co. Tennessee, He is buried in the Tracy City Cemetery. I am very glad to submit this information on my gg  Grandfather. I was given a CERTIFICATE OF TENNESSEE ANCESTRY by the state of Tennessee on this soldier.
Information provided by Sherry Kirk

Kivett, Talton
Co. M 22
Resided in Randolph County where he enlisted at age 21 June 10 1861. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May13, 1863. Captured by the enemy at the Wilderness, Virginia May 5 or 6 1864. Confined at Point Lookout Maryland until transferred to Elmira, New York, August 10, 1864. Died at Elmira on March 16, 1865 of variloa.
Information provided by Dolores Harvell.

Knight, A. N.
Sgt, Co G 7 GA CAV
Died 9/15/1864. Buried #290 at Woodlawn national Cemetery, Elmira, NY.

Kolwick, A.D.
Co. A, Tn. Art.
Enlisted on Dec. 7, 1861 at Decatur County. He was captured at Ft. Morgan on August 23, 1864. He was sent to Ft. Columbus, New York Harbor on September 28,1864. He was transferred from Ft. Columbus to Elmira Prison Camp on December 5,1864. He died on December 17, 1864 of variola at Elmira N.Y. Prison. He is buried in Grave No.1735 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira N. Y. A. D. Kolwick is mentioned as one of the first four prisoners who died from smallpox and was buried within the prison enclosure, near the rear gate in the wall next to the river, south of the smallpox hospital, according to Clay W. Holmes, author of, The Elmira Prison Camp. A. D. Kolwick is my great, great, great, grandfather.
Information provided by Ronnie Beasley.

Kyle, Pleasent H.
13 Miss Inf. Co. A Winston Guards

·  04 06 1865 Pleasant H. Kyle, Co. A, Pvt. - Pvt., present. Wounded [Minie Ball gun shot wound right leg] at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek/High Bridge, captured.--

·  04 14 1865 Pleasant H. Kyle, Co. A, Pvt. - Pvt., captured and admitted to 2nd US Division Depot field hospital City Point.

·  04 19 1865 Pleasant H. Kyle, Co. A, Pvt. - Pvt., admitted "minnie ball flesh wound, flesh of right leg through castravenenous [sic] muscle." sent to Lincoln U.S.A. General hospital, Washington D.C.

·  05 03 1865 Pleasant H. Kyle, Co. A, Pvt. - Pvt., sent to Old Capitol Prison, age 25.

·  05 12 1865 Pleasant H. Kyle, Co. A, Pvt. - Pvt., moved to Elmira May 12, 1865, age 25.

·  07 11 1865 Pleasant H. Kyle, Co. A, Pvt. - Pvt., released on oath. Is 6'' 2," [To return to] Artesia, fair complexion, dark hair and eyes.
Information submitted by Alvin Lee Kyle III.


Laffloon, William G.
2nd NC Inf Co. B
Private: Resided in Surry County (NC) where he enlisted at age 21, September 8, 1861, for twelve months…..captured near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 10, 1864, and confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. Transferred on August 10, 1864, to Elmira, New York, where he died November 2, 1864 of "chronic diarrhoea."(N.C. Troops 1861-1865, Vol. III, p. 285)
Information submitted by Richard Simmons.

Lamb, Thomas
Thomas Lamb enlisted in Nash or Wilson Co. NC. He was captured and originally taken to a prison camp in Maryland and later transferred to Elmira. As best as I can find out he was released at the end of the war, but I cannot find any records there after where he could be located, when or if he ever returned to NC and his family.
Information provided by Paula Lamb.

Lance (Lentz), Michael
Born 24 Apr 1833 in Rowan Co., NC, in or near Salisbury. He was enlisted on 11 Feb 1862 in Hiawasee, Towns Co., GA, as a private in Co. D, 24th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, CSA. He served in that unit until his capture on 1 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA. Soon thereafter he and other POWs were marched to White House, VA, arriving there on 11 Jun 1864, shipped by boat to the POW prison at Point Lookout, MD, and shipped probably by train on 12 Jul 1864 to Elmira, NY, arriving there on 17 Jul 1864. It is unknown if he was aboard a train that wrecked while enroute to Elmira, killing many of the POWs and their guards. He was released from Elmira on 16 Jun 1865. He died in Oklahoma on 31 Mar 1901 and is buried in the Warren Cemetery, Warren, OK.
Submitted by James W. Lance

Larman, Joseph
2nd NC, Co E (formerly 1st NC, Co E)
His name is actually Lowman, Joshua: Private, enlisted in Wake County (NC) on June 14, 1864, for the war. Deserted July 9, 1864 and captured by Federal forces at Frederick, Maryland July 12, 1864. Confined at Elmira, New York, where he died February 18, 1865 of "chronic diarrhoea.: (N.C. Troops 1861-1865, Vol. III, p. 426)
Information provided by Richard Barnes.

Lee, James, H.
Pvt 5th Va Inf Co M

·  B. Rockingham Co., circa 1833

·  Carpenter

·  Enl. Co. H, 52nd Regt. Va. Inf., June 23,1861. Prom. to Sergeant.

·  Wounded. at Gettysburg, July 3,1863.

·  Captured at Bethesda Church, May 30, 1864

·  Sent to Point Lookout and Elmira; released June 30,1865. Alive in 1890.


Lewis, George Freeman
Born July 9, 1824 in NC2, and died March 13, 1865 in PRISON CAMP ELMIRA NY3. He married SARAH JANE ACREE July 7, 1852 in NASH COUNTY NC.

The 1860 Census Records show him and his wife with two children living in Charlton Co., GA. In Centreville and Thick Bush area. The two children were Georgia, 6, and B.F., 4. His wife Sarah was 25 and he 35. His personal property was valued at $200.00.

Civil War records indicate he enlisted in the Confederate Army September 22, 1862 with a Capt. Hopkins at Waynesville, GA. He was captured on June 11, 1864 at Louisa Church, VA. On June 20, 1864, he arrived at Point Lookout, MD. On July 25, 1864 he was transferred to Elmira, NY, arriving there on July 28. He died there on March 13, 1865 in the Elmira Prison Camp and is buried in Grave #1965.

Lewis, William Lee
Co. E, 17th Va. Inf.
William Lee Lewis was captured on 7/21/63. Taken to Point Lookout, Md. Then transferred to Elmira on 8/16/64. He was released for exchange on 3/10/65. He went to work at the Manassas Gap RR, then to Greensboro NC to be married. About 1868 to St. Louis MO. He died 1/18/18 there and is buried in Valhalla Cemetery.
Information provided by William E. Lewis

Limehouse, R.J.
Pvt. Co C, 5th SC Cav
Residence: Summerville, SC. 5. 7" tall, dark complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes. Enlisted at Chehaw (Green Pond), SC, 11 Jun 1862. Capt. at Swift Creek, VA, 12 May 1864. Sent to Elmira, NY, and released, 19 Jun 1865.
Information provided by Fred Knudsen.

Long, Andrew Davidson
Pvt 5th Va Inf Co A
3/14/62 Rude's Hill b. Mt. Sidney, Mar. 9, 1844; Sent to hospital with sprained ankle, June 9,1862; returned Feb. 1863. Wounded. (left shoulder) and captured at Spotsylvania; sent to Old Capitol Prison and Elmira; exchanged Mar.14,1864. Reached home, about Mar. 29,1865, on furlough, and was apparently still there when Lee surrendered. In 1872, he went to Texas, where he raised his family. Died at Ladonia, Mar. 27, 1927, and buried there. Long's wartime recollections were recorded and published in narrative form by his son, Walter, in Austin, Texas, 1930, as Stonewall's "Foot Cavalryman." The book, not published for sale, was distributed on a first come, first serve, basis. Brother of Henry Long.

Long, Ezra
Pvt Co I 14th NC Inf.
Captured at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, in May, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until transferred to Elmira, New York, July 25, 1864. Died at Elmira on August 31, 1864, of chronic diarrhoea.

Long, Joseph M.
Pvt 5th Va Inf Co C
1/19/64 New Market Pvt., Co. M. (disband., June 1861);Captured May 12,1864; sent to Point Lookout and Elmira; exchanged Oct. 11, 1864. Captured and wounded. (left side)at Ft. Stedman, Petersburg, Mar. 25,1865; sent to Lincoln Gen. Hospital, Ward 12, where he died on April 22,1865.

Long, Samuel P.
2nd NC Inf Co. G
Private: Resided in Forysth County (NC) where he enlisted at age 31, March 1, 1863, for the war. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 1-4, 1863 and confined at DeCamp General Hospital, Davids Island, New York Harbor, until transferred to Fort Wood, Bedloe’s Island, New York Harbor, October 24, 1864.. Sent to Point Lookout, Maryland , December 17-21, 1863, and transferred to Elmira, New York, July 23-26, 1864. Died at Elmira, April 6, 1865, of "chro. Diarr."(N.C. Troops 1861-1865, Vol. III, p. 324)
Information submitted by Richard Simmons.

Lowe, Erastus Preston
26 Vir Inf.
Erastus Preston Lowe was a failure as a farmer, but thrived as a merchant in the town of Greenville. He was a Civil War Veteran of the CSA Virginia 26th Unit and was captured at Gaines Farm at the battle of Cold Harbor in June 3, 1864 and was held at Point Lookout Maryland with his two first cousins Lorenzo Green Lowe and Thomas Garner Lowe and later transferred to Elmira Prison Camp in Elmira, New York under the guard of Black Soldiers. He married Elizabeth Kathryn Pence, son of David and Mary Rankin (Clark) Pence and then moved from Greenville to two miles west of Lowell where he and brother A.C. built a two story wooden hotel and livery near the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad stop just before the old bridge over the Greenbrier River. He drowned here during a winter flood in March and his body was not found until much later three miles downstream. Heartbroken, Elizabeth moved her family to her father David’s farm and raised her two orphan children away from the hurly-burly of this RR stop. Elizabeth died almost destitute and was buried on the Dowdy farm in the old Pence Cemetery.

Lucas, John H.
Pvt 5th Va Inf Co D
8/3/61 Staunton Sick, Dec.27, 1861 - Feb. 1862. Prom. to Cpl. Wounded. (foot) slightly at Gettysburg; returned Aug. 1863. Captured May 18,1864, at Spotsylvania; sent to Point Lookout and Ft. Delaware; released Apri1 15, 1865 "Conscripted, has been opposed to the rebellion, begs to be permitted to renew his allegiance to the U.S. and become a good and loyal citizen. Desires to remain north." Died at Elmira, May 30,1865,from hepatic disease. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N. Y., Grave 2853.

Luffman, William
Pvt, NC 37th Regiment, Company F
Born 1825 Wilkes Co. NC, oldest son of Wilson Luffman and Vicey Carter. Married Elizabeth Dickerson. Wilkes Co. farmer, 1850, age 25. Enlisted at Camp Vance, 14 March 1864. Captured at Spottsylvania Courthouse 12 May 1864 and confined at Point Lookout until transferred to Elmira NY, 10 August 1864. Died 29 November 1864 of "pleuro-pneumonia."
Information provided by Grady Luffman.

lunsford.jpg 125x149Lunsford, David, Crockett
Enlisted in Civil War on 7-15-1862 by Col. Mallett At Camp Holmes, in Co. E, 35th Regiment, Inf. NC.

He was a resident of Person County, NC. Wounded by two pieces of shell, and three rifle bullets in the body, then captured by Federal troops near Petersburg, Va, on 6-17-1864, arrived at City Point, Va on 6-24-1864.

Held there as prisoner until transferred to Elmira, New York on 7-30-1864 from departing point of Point Lookout Md.

Transferred from there to James River for exchange on 5-14-1865. Has been paid $22.00 for 2 months of service from 1/1/1864 to 2-29-1864 by Maj. J. Ambler, Quartermaster. All other Company muster rolls list him as Absent, POW. He was under the charge of Lt. Bates when he received the above-mentioned pay.

Mabe, Isaac
Sgt. 2nd NC Inf Co. A
Resided in Stokes County (NC) where he enlisted at age 18, May 4, 1861, for twelve months. …. Captured near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 10, 1864, and confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until transferred to Elmira, New York, August 10, 1864, Died at Elmira, August 27, 1864, of "chronic diarrhoea." (N.C. Troops 1861-1865, Vol. III, p. 273)MCGEE, ALLISON 10/1/64 NC B,2ND He actually served in Co. B, 2nd Battalion N.C. Infantry: Private: Resided in Surry County (NC) where he enlisted at age 27, August 10, 1861, for twelve months…..captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 3-5, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware until transferred to Elmira, New York, where he died October 1, 1864, of "pneumonia and erysipelas." (N.C. Troops 1861-1865, Vol. III, p. 285)
Information submitted by Richard Simmons.

Mabe, Jesse
Co H 58th Va. Inf.
Born Va. circa 1837. Farmer, age 23, Arrarat PO, Patrick County 1860 census. Enlisted Patrick County CH 9/5/1861. Present until absent sick in Stribing Springs hospital 12/31/1861. In Monterey hospital by 2/26/1862. Present until captured Fredericksburg 6/3/1863. Sent to Ft. Delaware. Exchanged 5/23/1863. AWOL through 4/1864. Present until captured Bethesda Ch. 5/30/1864. Sent to Ft. Lookout. Transferred to Elmira. Released 6/30/1865. 5'9". Florid complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes. Resided in Christiansburg. Believed buried beside wife in Russell Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick County.
Information provided by Mary Jo Loyd.

Mabe, Samuel N.
Co K 50th Va. Inf.
1860, farmer, age 25, Patrick Co., Enlisted Wytheville, Wythe County, 8/22/1861. Present in unit 11/1/1861. AWOL apprehended and confined to Montgomery County jail, Christiansburg, by 10/29/1863 when turned over to Confederate State authorities. Court-martialed by 12/16/1863. Captured Spotsylvania Court House. POW Point Lookout 5/18/1864 to 7/30/1864. POW Elmira 8/2/1864 to 5/01/1865 when died from pneumonia. Buried grave 2738
Information provided by Mary Jo Loyd.

Mabe, William L.
Co I. 50th Va. Inf.
1860, laborer, age 18, Pulaski County. Born about 1842 in either Wythe or Pulaski Co., Va. to Alexander "Elkin" Mabe and Prudence Christley. He was married to Eliza A. Dawson on Nov 7, 1866 in Wythe Co., Va. Enlisted Wytheville, Wythe County, 6/25/1861. Hospital "taken ill on march from Wytheville to Sweet Springs" by 7/31/1861. Present in unit 10/30/1861. WIA, grape shot in knee, Chancellorsville 5/2/1863 - 5/3/1863. Captured at Spotsylvania Court House 5/12/1864. POW Point Lookout 5/18/1864 to 7/30/1864. Elmira 8/2/1864 to 6/27/1865 when released after giving oath. 68", dark complexion, dark hair, dark eyes in 1865. Living age 60, Pulaski County.

Manning, Louis E.
Co I. 50th Va. Inf.
1860, laborer, age 18, Pulaski County. Born about 1842 in either Wythe or Pulaski Co., Va. to Alexander "Elkin" Mabe and Prudence Christley. He was married to Eliza A. Dawson on Nov 7, 1866 in Wythe Co., Va. Enlisted Wytheville, Wythe County, 6/25/1861. Hospital "taken ill on march from Wytheville to Sweet Springs" by 7/31/1861. Present in unit 10/30/1861. WIA, grape shot in knee, Chancellorsville 5/2/1863 - 5/3/1863. Captured at Spotsylvania Court House 5/12/1864. POW Point Lookout 5/18/1864 to 7/30/1864. Elmira 8/2/1864 to 6/27/1865 when released after giving oath. 68", dark complexion, dark hair, dark eyes in 1865. Living age 60, Pulaski County.

Martin, William G.
Pvt Co D 51st Va Inf. Regt
6/14/61 Elamsville; POW Loudon Co., Va. 7/16/64; Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC 7/20/64; moved to Elmira 7/25/64; released there 5/29/65; resided in Christiansburg, Va; florid complexion, auburn hair, blue eyes, 5'8".
Information provided by Mary Jo Loyd.

Massey, Francis Marion
Co. A, 24th Reg., Ga. Inf.
Francis Marion Massey, or F.M. Massey, or Frank Massey, was captured June 1, 1864 at Cold Harbor, then paroled at Elmira on October 1, 1864. He was exchanged at Venus Point, at the Savannah River, on November 15, 1864.
Information provided by Bonnie Jo Massey

Mathias, Jesse M.
Pvt Co. F 5th SC Cav
age 20, Residence: Lexington Dist., SC. Enlisted at Lexington C.H., SC, 18 Dec 1861. Capt. at Trevilian Station VA, 11 Jun 1864. Sent to Elmira, NY, and exchanged, 2 Mar 1865. Admitted to Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA, with intermittent fever, 7 Mar 1865; granted a 60-day medical furlough 17 Mar 1865.
Information provided by Fred Knudsen.

McCampbell, Samuel John Nelson
Pvt 5th Va Inf Co B
4/18/61 Lexington b. near Lexington, Aug. 5,1837; studied at  Washington College, 1857-1858; dentist; Lexington; Pvt., Co. B. Transferred with company to 4th and 27thRegts. Va. Inf. Elected Sgt., Co. H, 27th Regt., Oct. 7, 1861; reduced to Pvt. by end of 1861. Wounded. (mouth and throat) May 3, 1863. Captured at Newtown, Aug. 17, 1864; sent to Washington, and to Elmira; released after taking the oath, July 19, 1865. Res. Lexington. Dentist. Mbr. Lee-Jackson Camp, C. V., Lexington. Died July 1,1909. Buried Stonewall Jackson Cemetery

McCauley, John
Pvt 5th Va Inf Co G
8/13/61 Staunton Wounded.(leg) at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863; returned Oct. 1863.Captured May 20, 1864, at Spotsylvania; sent to Elmira and Point Lookout; paroled Mar. 10, 1865.

McCombs, James
12th Ala Inf
He was captured Spotsylvania May 12 1864, taken to Point Lookout Md. then to Elmira on August 17,1864. Swore Oath of Allegiance June 19 1865 and released.
Submitted by Ed Powell, great-great grandson.

McCurry, M. Rufus
M. Rufus McCurry was part of COBBS LEGION and a Prisoner of War held at Elmira NY until his death on Oct. 11, 1864, and is buried there. He enlists in Co A of the Cobb Legion's Cavalry Battalion 3/12/62 at Athens, Ga. He then shows up as "present" on all rolls throughout 1862 and early 1863. There are no rolls after the April 63 roll until November of 1863 and he shows up on this roll as now being in Company C. He then shows "present" on the Co C rolls until April 64. The May thru August 64 roll states that he was taken prisoner 6/11/64 at Trevillian Station. Federal POW records show him confined at Fortress Monroe, Va from 6/20/64 until 7/25/64 when he is transferred to the prison at Elmira, NY. He dies there 10/11/64 of chronic diarrhea and is buried in grave #601

McDonald, Franklin M.
Pvt. 51st NC, Co. F
Enlisted at Petersburg, Virginia, April 23, 1864, for the war. Present or accounted for until captured at Cold Harbor, VA, June 1, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, MD, June 11, 1864. Transferred to Elmira, NY, July 12, 1864. Paroled at Elmira on October 11, 1864. Died at Point Lookout on October 28, 1864, of "chronic diarrhoes."

McDonald, Peter
mcdonald.jpg 69x91 Peter McDonald married Mary A. Hedrick, daughter of Solomon and Martha Hedrick. Peter McDonald fought for the CSA in the 25th Virginia Infantry. And he fought in many of the famous battles of the Civil War, including Second Manassas, Gettysburg and Spotsylvania. He was wounded slightly in the breast and leg 30 Aug. 1862. He was captured at Spotsylvania and served the rest of the war in the Elmira Prison Camp in Elmira NY. Peter's description from his Oath of Allegiance after being released from Elmira Prison in 1865 is dark complexion, dark hair, gray eyes and 5 ft 10 in. At his release he listed his residence as New Creek, VA.

McDuff, Henry
Born in Madison County, GA - Died in Franklin County, GA Married Elizabeth C. Thompson in 1860 in Madison County, GA

Confederate Record

·  14 May 1862: Enlisted in CSA Army, Danielsville, GA. Signed up by Capt. Montgomery, assigned to Co. D, 16th GA Infantry. Resident of Madison Co., GA

·  10 Aug 1862: Henry S. McDuff, pvt., Co. D, 16 Ga Inf. Admitted hospital, Warren, VA. (no reason cited).

·  25 Sep 1862: Henry S. McDuff, Co. D, 16 GA Inf. Admitted to General Hospital, Camp Winder 5th Div., Richmond, VA. From Medical Directors Office, Richmond, VA. (A throat infection was treated, plus it had something to do with a battle wound.)

·  24 Oct 1862: Winder 5th Div., Hospital at Richmond, VA. Henry S. McDuff, Co D, 165y GA Inf. Furloughed, 30 days. Two months pay ($11 per mo.) plus $50 bounty money, totaling $72 - signed for by Henry S. McDuff

·  25 Oct 1862: Henry S. McDuff, pvt, Co D, 16th Ga. Inf. Admitted to General Hospital, Petersburg, VA. Complaint: Diarrhoea A (?) Returned to duty, 14 Nov 1862

The following data taken from Union files:

·  1 June 1864: Henry S. McDuff, pvt, Co D, 16 GA Inf. Point Lookout Maryland, Prison Compound. Captured at Cold Harbor, VA. Battle of Gaines Farm. Arrived, White House, VA, 11 Jun 1864

·  12 Jun 1864: Henry S. McDuff, pvt, Co. D, 16th GA Inf. Transferred to prison at Elmira, NY

·  17 Jun 1864: Arrived Elmira Prison

·  31 Jan 1865: Henry S. McDuff, Do D, 16th GA Inf. Captured Gains Farm, VA, Battle of Cold Harbor. Remarks: Was conscripted 5 Feb 1864. Kept out of service for a long time by avoiding Conscript Officers. Bragged of his abilities to avoid Officers. Expressed a desire to work for the Government. (Despite this report, he did not take the Oath of Allegiance, referred to as "Oathies" by inmates of the POW camp.)

·  29 May 1865: Henry S. McDuff, pvt, Co D, 16th Ga Inf. Name appears on the pardon roll as having taken the Oath of Allegiance. (All prisoners were taken in groups of 400 for this oath taking.) Place of residence; Anderson, SC. Complexion: Dark. Hair: Dark. Eyes: Hazel. Height: 5 ft 9 inches.

Information provided by Rita Ray Hand.


McKeown, Samuel Scott
17th SC Inf. Reg., Co. D (Evan's Tramp Brigade)
Samuel was born 02 Jan 1843 in Chester Dist., SC. and died 09 Dec 1864, age 21, of pneumonia while confined in the Elmira Prisoner-of-War Camp in Elmira, Chemung Co., New York. Samuel was captured at the .Battle of the Crater. near Petersburg, VA. Samuel never married. Note: Burial location is unknown to me at this time.
Information submitted by Jim Webb.

McKenzie, James Peyton Waugh
Co. C 29th Vir Inf.
Released at end of War, walked home to Grayson co. Va.
Information submitted by Gary McKenzie.

McNeely, J.J.
Captured at Mobile, AL in August 1864 and sent to Elmira, via New Orleans, LA.
Information submitted by Kay.

Metzger, William Washington
This man's name appears in the census of 1860 as being 29 years old, and living at a Springfield, Ga. address. He enlisted as a private in Bank's Partisan Rangers on 5-13-62 at Savannah Ga. This unit became Co. B, 21st Battn., Ga. Cavalry on 2-11-63. It then became Co. E, 7th. Reg., Ga. Cavalry on 2-13-64. He was captured on 6-11-64 at Trevilian Station, VA. He was sent to Elmira Prison on 7-12-64. He was paroled on 7-7-65. He was born on 4-25-1831, died on 1-30-1919, and is buried at Laurel Hill Lutheran Church near Clyo, Ga.
Submitted by G. Brandon Metzger.

Miller, Wilson C.
January 21, 1862 - My great grandfather is Wilson C. Miller.

·  He enlisted on at Port Hudson, LA, was a private in the Signal Corps.

·  March 22, 1863 - Was captured at Fort Hudson, LA.

·  October 12, 1864 - He was sent of Morganza, LA on

·  October 15, 1864 - Then to New Orleans, LA.

·  October 20, 1864 - Then to Ship Island, MS.

·  November 5, 1864 - Then left Ship Island to New York.

·  November 16, 1864 - Received at Fort Columbus, NY Harbor.

·  November 19,1864 - He was transferred to Elmira.

·  November 20, 1864 - Was counted on the roll at Elmira.

·  February 20, 1865 - He was transferred for exchange to James River.

·  February 27, 1865 - He was exchanged at Camp Lee near Richmond, VA.
Information submitted by Ralph Julian.


Milton, John L.
Pages Volunteers, Co. K 10th Vir Inf
Born ca. 1844. Listed at age 16 as residing at the home of Blacksmith Martin Step and his wife and two children in Grove Hill, District #1, Page Co., Va. in 1860. Enl. 6/2/61 at Luray. Absent sick 8/28 - 11/12/61; 1/62 . 2/62; 6/15/62 . about 1/63. AWOL 7/27/63 . 11/13/63. Under arrest about 11/63. Taken to court-martial about 2/64. Captured 5/12/64 at Spotsylvania CH. Sent to Pt. Lookout, Md. 5/18/64 and then transferred to Elmira, N.Y., 8/2/64. Died at Elmira, 4/12/65 of chronic diarrhea. Buried at Elmira, N.Y., grave #268(4?), reburied at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Information provided by Robert Moore.

Moneymaker, John Christian
Pvt., 2nd Co. H. born circa 1838. Age 22, Farmhand, 6th Dist., Rockbridge County 1860 census. Enlisted Staunton, 8/1/61. Present 6/30/61 through 8/31/61. Absent 9/1/61 through 12/31/61, sick since 10/3/61. Present 1/1/62 through 2/28/62. Present 4/15/62. Absent 9/1/62 through 10/31/62, AWOL since 5/1/62. Absent 9/30/62, at Walker's Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia AWOL, Absent 11/1/62 through 12/31/62, sick. Admitted to Staunton General Hospital, 12/29/62. Present 1/1/63 through 2/28/63. Detailed by General Lee. Admitted Staunton General Hospital, 4/17/63, served as a nurse. Present Hospital MR, 4/30/63, detailed as nurse by order of General Lee. Absent 7/1/63 through 8/31/63, transferred to hospital duty. Absent 11/1/63 through 12/31/63, in confinement at Brigade Guard House. Present 1/1/64 through 4/30/64. Court martialed on 2/12/64. Captured at Spotsylvania CH, 5/12/64. Sent to Belle Plain, then to Pt. Lookout. Confined at Pt. Lookout. 5/17/64. Transferred to Elmira Prison, 8/8/64. Confined at Elmira Prison, 8/12/64. Date of Death, Elmira Prison, 12/10/64, chronic Diarrhea. Buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira NY, grave no. 1129.
More information located here.

Monteiro, Walter,
Pvt 5th Va Inf Co H
4/19/61 Albemarle Co. b. Albemarle Co.; lawyer; age 26;Sick at home Oct. 1861; returned Dec. 1861. Prom. to Cpl., June 19,1862. Wounded. (head) slightly June 27,1862. Sgt. when captured May 19, 1864, at Spotsylvania; sent to Elmira and Point Lookout; paroled Oct. 11, 1864; sent south, and strayed from detachment in Baltimore; returned Oct. 27,1864, last record.

Needham, Arnold
Private may 8 1862 Appointed corporal may 10 1862. Captured at Spotsylvania, VA may 20 1864. Released at Elmira, NY June 11, 1865.
Submitted by Brad Barlow.

Neel, Andrew J.
Pvt Co F 51st Va Inf. Regt
6/26/61 Hixville; POW near Washington, D.C. 7/12/64; Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC to Elmira 7/25/64; released there 6/16/65; resident Wytheville; florid complexion; brown hair; blue eyes; 5'7".

Nesselrode, Jacob
Captured May 6, 1864 at the Wilderness. Arrived at Pt. Lookout May 15. Transferred to Elmira on August 10. Exchanged October 29. Never returned home. Some say he was killed in action others said he was suffering from dysentery. I tend to believe the latter for his records show he was at sick call several times.
Information provided by Roger Boschetto.

Nifong, Madison
2nd NC Inf Co. G
Private: Resided in Forsyth County (NC) were he enlisted at age 33, March 1, 1863 for the war, Captured at Gaines Farm, Virginia, June 3, 1864, and confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. Transferred on July 12-17, 1864 to Elmira, New York, where he died September 29, 1864 of "scorbutis." (N.C. Troops 1861-1865, Vol. III, p. 325)
Information submitted by Richard Simmons.

Opie, John Newton
Pvt 5th Va Inf Co L
4/17/61 Staunton b. "Millview," Jefferson Co., Mar. 13,1844; moved to Staunton, 1856; student at Staunton Academy; Discharged. Dec. 22, 1861. Cadet at V.M.I. (Class of 1864), Jan.1-June 2, 1862. Enl. Oct. 15, 1862, as Pvt., Co. D,6th Va. Cav. Wounded. at Brandy Station, June 9, 1863. Prom. to Capt., Davis' Bn. Md. Cav.; present at battle of Piedmont, June 5, 1864. Captured Feb.6, 1865; sent to Elmira; transferred for exchange, Mar. 14, 1865.Paroled at Winchester, May 8, 1865. Farmed near Staunton, 20 yrs. Grad. Univ. of Va., 1885. Lawyer. Served in both houses of the Va. legislature. Author, A Rebel Cavalryman (1899). Mbr. Stonewall Jackson Camp No. 25, C. V., Staunton. Died Jan. 26,1906. Buried Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton.

Osbourne, W.L.
Pvt 5th Va Inf Co H
Captured May 18, 1864; sent to Pt. Lookout and Oct. 11, 1864, to Elmira; exchanged Oct. 29, 1864.

Owens, Dempsey
Pvt Co. E 5th SC Cav
Residence: Orangeburg Dist., SC. Enlisted at Christ Church Parish, Charleston Dist., SC, 1 Dec 1862. Capt. near Petersburg, VA, 29 Jul 1864. Sent to Elmira, NY, and DOD (chronic diarrhea), 12 Sep 1864. Buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Information provided by Fred Knudsen.

Owens, James B.
Pvt 5th Va Inf Co B
Captured at Spotsylvania, May12,1864; sent to Elmira and Point Lookout; exchanged Feb. 25, 1865.

Owens, Joseph
Joseph Owens was born about 1823 in Moore County, NC and in May 1843 he married Queen Northcott of Montgomery County, NC. Joseph managed to avoid the Civil War until 1864. A story about his enlistment has passed through the family for generations. I was told that the army (I am assuming the Confederates) came to Joseph's home and demanded his oldest son, Daniel. Joseph wouldn't give them his son, but apparently they were determined to take him. Daniel was only sixteen at the time and Joseph wouldn't let his boy go alone, so they took him too. Joseph was nearly 41 and it would be the last time his family ever saw him.

Whether the story actually happened that way or not, on April 3, 1864, Joseph and his son Daniel enlisted into the Confederacy at Camp Holmes according to the "NC Troops 1861 - 1865 A Roster" Vol. VII Infantry, editor Weymouth T. Jordan, Jr., page 81. They were in Company I. Both of them were captured at the Battle of Wilderness in Virginia May 5-6, 1864. They were sent to Point Lookout Prison in Maryland and later transferred to Elmira Prison in New York on July 25, 1864.

Joseph died at Elmira on August 28, 1864 of "chronic diarhoea." Daniel was later paroled at Elmira on March 2, 1865 and transferred to James River, Virginia for exchange. Before he was able to go home, he was hospitalized in Richmond, Virginia, March 7, 1865 with debilitas and furloughed for thirty days.

Daniel must have returned home and told the family everything that happened to his father. Joseph's great-granddaughter told me the story and where Joseph was buried. When I checked the records, sure enough, Daniel and his father had been at Elmira and Joseph was listed as being buried there.

Owens, Robert D.
Captured in Petersburg Va. on his way home. This was on June 17,1864. On July 27,1864 he was transferred to Elmira. Mr. Owens was in Company I of the 26 Va. Infantry.
Information provided by Charlie Owens.