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Prisoners of War in Camp Ford Prison, located in Tyler, Texas.
About the soldiers who are on this prisoner list.
Many of these Civil War soldiers were captured at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana on 4-9-64.
Most of the Ohio soldiers were captured at Marks' Mills, Arkansas on 4-25-64.
Most of the Wisconsin soldiers were captured at Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads on April 8th & 9th, 1864.
The 43rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry (some of whom were prisoners at Camp Ford) were from Greene County, Indiana.
The majority of these Camp Ford POWs were submitted by our readers.

Many military papers will call this Camp Tyler, not Camp Ford.

If you have an addition to this list, photos, letters, diaries written by Camp Ford prisoners, contact us.
Name & other data Rank
Allabrook, A Pvt
Amos, Mordecai, 77th OH Infantry, Co B.  
Arnold,  John W., Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Arnold, Joseph, Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Arthur, John Armstrong, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Askerman, ??, 23rd WI Infantry, Co D Pvt.
Athey, Charles Wesley, Age 18, 77th OH Infantry, Co B.  
Athey, James L, Age 17, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Pvt
Atkinson, Frederick, 77th OH Infantry, Co I. Pvt
Atkinson, William Monroe, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. 1st Lt
Baddox, Henry Pvt
Ball, Samuel E., Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Ball, Calvin, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Barnett, Michael. J., Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Barnett, William. T., Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Bardon, Ira  
Barker, Levi Tuttle, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Pvt
Barnett, John. A., Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.   Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863.  
Barnhart, Leonard, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Battin, Samuel, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Pvt
Beach, Asa Pardee, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Pvt
Beach, John Berwick, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Sgt
Bell, William Pvt
Belvail, Samuel J., Co B, 6th Kansas Cavalry. Volunteered at Fort Smith, Arkansas 2-16-64. 
The following from his military records:
April, May 1865 Absent P.O.W. Ft Tylor Texas. Telegram war Dept. H Go 5/30/65. 
2nd enlistment - Co. B. 6th Rg. K.V. Calvary 21 yrs. 5'10" Born Crawrord Penn. Bblue Eyes Light hair, fair Mustered out 6/21/65 DuValle Bluff, Arkansas. 

At age 19- 5'10 crawford Co. Penn. enlisted mustered in 8/12/61 at Ft. Levenworth for 3 yrs.P.O.W. 7/27/1864, he was then transfered to Co C. M 6th KC Hd Qtrs. Dept. Little Rock, Arkansas 6/22/1865, under telegram 5/30/1865. 

Absent Hosp. Kansas Mo. 12/13/1862 May & June 1863 Horse & Equipment Nov. & Dec. 1863 Camp in Ft. Smith Arkansas.  Reinlist 2/16/1864; absent with leave since 3/8/1864.Prisioner in the hands of the enemy since 2/27/1864. P.O.W. at Mazard Prarie 7/27/1864 by Gen Gans now at Tyler Texas.- Jan. & Feb. 1865 Vet. P.O.W. since 7/27/1864 Mustered out in 6/21/1865 P.O.W. captured Muzzard Prarie 7/24/1864 Confined in prison at camp Ford or "FOND" Texas.  Exchanged at Red Run landing La. 5/27/65 - Joined the regiment 6/14/1865.  3 months extra pay due under order belonged to the original Co. B untill Co. Mustered for discharge 8/12/1864. then temporarily assigned to Co. M to await Exchange and mustered out.
 
Benson, Benjamin, 23rd WI Infantry, Co A. Pvt.
Bibler, James, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Biddle, Lloyd Adelbert,77th OH Infantry, Co C & I. Pvt
Booth, Frederick E, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Pvt
Boston, John L, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Pvt
Boston, Michael, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Pvt
Bradley, John T., 11th WI Infantry Sgt.
Brink, George, 11th WI Infantry,  Pvt.
Brown, William C., 77th OH Infantry, Co K  
Bruckett, H. G., Chicago Mercantile Battery  Corp
Bryant, Bailey M., Co A, 19th KY Infantry.  Captured April 8, 1864 at the Battle of Sabine Cross Roads.  Incarcerated at Camp Ford.  Paroled on July 22, 1864 at Red River Landing, LA.  He was discharged January 26, 1865 at Louisville, KY and returned to Pulaski County, KY where he lived until 1909.  Information from Marlene Creech who has copies of his pension papers.  
Bryant, George E., Chicago Mercantile Battery Sgt
Buchele, Mathew Pvt
Burdick, H. D., Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Burnett, John Linard Johns, Age 16, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Burris, Albert, Age 18, 77th OH Infantry, Co H. Pvt
Burris, Reuben, Age 18, 77th OH Infantry, Co H. Pvt
Butler, James O., 23rd WI Infantry, Co E Pvt.
Bywater, John, 11th WI Infantry Pvt.
Cannon, Israel??, 23rd WI Infantry, Co D Pvt.
Carr, William, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Carroll, Thomas Pvt
Chamberlain, Frank, 23rd WI Infantry, Co K Pvt.
Cherry, Henry, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Pvt
Cleland or Clelland, Charles, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Clemens, David, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Clemens, Marion, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Cob, Gustavus Corp
Cobb, William, 77th OH Infantry, Co H. Pvt
Cole, Thomas R., Co B, 36th IA Infantry.  Captured 4-25-64 at Mark's Mills, AR. 5th Sergeant
Colem Joseph G. Sgt
Cone, Pinckney S., Chicago Mercantile Battery 1st Lt
Cook, Perry J., Co G, 14th IA Infantry.  He was wounded and taken prisoner at Pleasant Hill, LA on April 9, 1864 and was in prison until June 27, 1865. Pvt
Collins, James F. or T., Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Cooper, George C  
Coplen, Lyman, Co A, 26th Indiana infantry Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle on Thursday June 25, 1863.  Imprisoned at Camp Ford.  Suffered a broken thigh while a POW.  Later lived in Ouray, Colorado. Sgt.
Crenshaw, Samuel, Co D, 6th KS Cavalry.  Captured by the enemy July 27, 1864.  Sent to Tyler Prison.  Paroled May 27, 1865 at the mouth of the Red River in Louisiana.  Information from Ray Dene, gg granddaughter of Samuel Crenshaw, who received the Civil War records from NARA  
Cunningham, John Pvt
Cutter, Lewis L, 77th OH Infantry, Co B.  
Davis, Hugh A, 77th OH Infantry, Co K. Pvt
Davis, Paul W, 77th OH Infantry, Co K. Pvt
Davis, Thomas C., 77th OH Infantry, Co K.  Enlisted February 1862.  Discharged July 31, 1865.  Captured at Marks Mills, Arkansas and taken POW to Camp Ford, Texas.  Exchanged at the mouth of the Red River.  Resided in Wasp, WV.  Disability incurred: Rheumatism and Diarrhea.  Remarks: 10 months in Confederate Prison. --
Day, Joseph L., Chicago Mercantile Battery Sgt
Day, William Alfred, Age 16, 77th OH Infantry, Co E & G. Lt
Dye, Henry H., 77th OH Infantry, Co H. Sgt
Deralls, Simon Pvt
Doyle, Francis Pvt
Dunn, Robert E., Co A, 36th IA Infantry.  Enlisted 26 Feb 1864.  Captured at Marks' Mills, AR.  Died while a POW at Camp Ford.  
Early, John Morris, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Pvt
Eaton, William, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Eddy, David, 77th OH Infantry, Co I. Pvt
Elrod, James, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Elwood, James, 23rd WI Infantry, Co G Pvt.
Emily, Webster L., 11th WI Infantry Pvt.
Eoffle, Hiram, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Eoffle, Sardine, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Evans, Lorenzo Sgt
Falcier, Robert H., Chicago Mercantile Battery  
Farrow, Alex, 23rd WI Infantry, Co A. Pvt.
Fegles, ??, 23rd WI Infantry, Co H, "wounded" Pvt.
Fenters, P. R. Co A, 26th IN.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863.  
Finton, Edward, 11th WI Infantry Pvt.
Fitch, H.P. Sgt Mj
Fitzsimmons, Phillip Pvt
Fleming, Robert H, 77th OH Infantry, Co D. Capt
Forbes, Thomas, Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Frolich or Frolick, Wm., 23rd WI Infantry, Co E Pvt.
Fryman, Isaac, Age 27, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Pvt
Gates, John, 1st IN Cavalry, Co H.  Captured at Mark's Mills on April 25th, 1864 and incarcerated at Camp Ford.  Paroled at Red River Landing, LA on February 26, 1865.  Information provided by Steve Lucas who says John Gates was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 16, 1840 and died at Corder, MO on May 17, 1927. Pvt
Gearheart, Joseph, 77th OH Infantry, Co D. Pvt
Gibson, C. D.  18th IA Infantry [newspaper article]  
Gleason, George Milton, 77th OH Infantry, Co D. Corp
Goldsmith, John, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Pvt
Goodmanson, Herman, 23 WI Infantry, Co A Pvt.
Green, ??, 23rd WI Infantry, Co H. Pvt.
Green, P., Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Greenhalgh, John, 77th IL Infantry, Co K.  Captured at Sabine Pass and taken to Camp Ford for a stay of 13 months.  He was from Trivoli, Illinois and entered the Civil War at the age of 14.  Information from Ginger Engler. Pvt.
Greggor, M. C.  
Griffin, George, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Hall, H. W., Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Hamilton, Otha Neal, 43rd IN Infantry, Co G.  He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Mark's Mill, Arkansas on April 25, 1864 and incarcerated at Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas.  On August 10, 1864, he and two comrades succeeded in escaping from the prison, and traveling nights, they had got away about 123 miles when he was recaptured.  The Lieutenant who captured him, took him to a Texas State militia, where he was hung by the neck to a tree to make him disclose the whereabouts of his companions.  They repeated this until he became unconscious, when they sent him back to prison, where he remained until 2/26/1865.  He contracted scurvy while a prisoner of war at Tyler in the summer of 1864.  He was discharged with the rank of Sergeant on June 15, 1865 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Information submitted by Lora Devereaux. Pvt.
Hammett, Samuel, Chicago Mercantile Battery Corp
Harrington, David, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Hardy, Thomas, 23rd WI Infantry, Co H, died 18 Sep 1864 Corp.
Haught, Elijah, Age 42, 77th OH Infantry, Co E & G. Pvt
Hays, John, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Corp
Hertzal, Peter, 28th WI Infantry, Co H, died 17th Nov 1864. Pvt.
Hill, Prescott, Age 29, 77th OH Infantry, Co D & H. Pvt
Hinton, Samuel, Age 28, 77th OH Infantry, Co F. Pvt
Hinton, William B, Age 30, 77th OH Infantry, Co F. Pvt
Holland, Harvey, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Holland, William, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Hootsel, Peter, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Pvt
Hotelling, Elijah, 23rd WI Infantry, Co G. Pvt.
Howe, John B., 23rd WI Infantry, Co A Sgt.
Huff, Frederick Pvt
Hughey, James L, 77th OH Infantry, Co G.  
Jackson, William George.  Captured at Marks Mills and incarcerated at Camp Ford.  From Hamilton, OH.  Information from Debora L. Smith who has a diary kept by William George Jackson while he was in Camp Ford Prison.  
Jewell, James, 77th OH Infantry, Co. C. Pvt
Jewell, Samuel, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Jex, Steven, 23rd WI Infantry, Co A Corp.
Johnson, Benjah?, 23rd WI Infantry Pvt.
Jones, John Pvt
Jones, John R, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Corp
Jorden, John M., 11th WI Infantry, Co I or J Sgt.
Joy, Mordecai B, Age 23, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Pvt
Justice, Reuben J, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Keel, John, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Kennedy, John, 77th IL Infantry, Co C.  Born in Erie, PA on January 8, 1835, he fought in the battle of Vicksburg and the Red River.  He was captured on April 8, 1864 during the Red River campaign in Louisiana.  The prisoners were forced to march for days to Camp Tyler in Texas.  Held at Camp Ford for 14 months, he escaped on August 16, 1864 and spent several days trying to get back to the Union lines to have a slave tell the rebs on him.  John was recaptured on August 27th near Mt. Pleasant and sent back to Camp Tyler (Camp Ford).  During his time as a prisoner he kept a diary about his capture and time in prison. Pvt.
Kennedy, Peter Pvt
Kidd, Joseph, 77th OH Infantry, Co B.  
Kidwell, Alexander D, 77th OH Infantry, Co D. Pvt
Kiggins, Joseph, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Kiggins, Samuel, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
King, Daniel, Co H, IA 36th Infantry, Co H  Captured at Marks Mills, Arkansas.  Paroled and exchanged at Red River Landing, LA 25 Feb 1865. Pvt.
Kinkhead, George W, 77th OH Infantry, Co K. Pvt
Kinney, Henry Pvt
Kniss, Royal, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Koon, Weedon, 77th OH Infantry, Co E & I. Pvt
Landon, James Pvt
Lansing, James W  
Lawler, John Pvt
Lawrence, John, 23rd WI Infantry, Co C. Pvt.
Leake, Joseph Bloomfield, 20th Iowa Infantry.  Captured at Sterlings Farm, LA and incarcerated at Camp Ford in Tyler.  Born Apr 1, 1828 in Deerfield, Cumberland County, NJ and died in Chicago, IL on June 1, 1918.  Interred at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Section 1, Lot 120 in Davenport, Iowa.  Submitted by Steven Russell of the 20th Iowa Descendants Association in Clear Lake, Iowa. Col.
Lezwyche, Samuel Pvt
Lightfoot, James, Age 21, 77th OH Infantry, Co D. Pvt
Lindly, Israel, Co I., 120th OVI.  Mustered in Oct 14, 1862 at Camp Mansfield, OH.  His company took part in the following battles:

Chickasaw Bayou, MS - Dec 28 & 29 1862.

Arkansas Post, AR - Jan 11 1863.

Thompson's Hill, MS (Port Gibson)  - May 1 1863.

Big Black River, MS - May 17 1863.

Siege of Vicksburg, MS - May 18 thru July 4 1863.

Jackson, MS - July 9 thru July 16 1863.

Transport "City Belle" - May 3 1864.

Israel Lindly was captured May 3rd, 1864 near Snaggy Point on the Red River, Louisiana when the transport vessel City Belle was fired upon and captured by a force of 5000 Confederates concealed along the river.

Although wounded, he survived and was mustered out of the Union Army July 7th, 1865 at Camp Chase, OH.

 
Livingston, Samuel Ray, Co C, 43rd IN Infantry Volunteers.  Captured at the battle of Marks Mill.  Being born in 1846 he joined in as a pup. His father Hiram E. Livingston abandoned him early on in life due to a marital dispute in which someone was shot and had to flee by stealing a horse and moved to the Missouri bad lands. Hiram E. later enlisted with the 8th Missouri Cavalry, Co E in 1862 and was transferred to the 1st Missouri Infantry.  He deserted in 1863 as a chief bugler according to internet sources. Hiram E. Livingston is buried in Comanche, Oklahoma also known as Indian Territory at the time. His son Samuel is buried the Worthington, Indiana cemetery. Pictured are father and son. Pvt
Logan, Garrett, Company D, 43rd Indiana Infantry Regiment.  Captured in April 1864 in Arkansas and sent to Camp Ford.  He was released in March 1865. Cpl
Long, James, 77th OH Infantry, Co K. Pvt
Luckey, Randolph, Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Marlow, Leonard A, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. 2nd Lt
Masters, Andrew Jackson, 77th OH Infantry.  Captured at Marks Mill, AR.  He was a cook and is buried in Brearly Cemetery in Dardenelle, AR where he lived after the Civil War. Pvt.
McCall, Benjamin, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
McClure or McCleve, Andrew. F., Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
McCormick, Andrew W, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Capt
McCoy, Wm. D., Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
McCulloch, John Scouller, 77th OH Volunteers  
McFarland, W. P, Age 36, 77th OH Infantry, Co E. Pvt
McFarland, Wm., 23rd WI Infantry, Co H Pvt.
McKenny, James Jr., 77th OH Infantry, Co H. Corp
McKittrick, Robert H, 77th OH Infantry. Capt
McLaughlin, G. N., Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
McTaggart, Neil, Age 18, 77th OH Infantry, Co D. Pvt
Mesmer, Joseph Pvt
Mills, Thomas W, Age 15, 77th OH Infantry, Co D. Pvt
Mitchell, Joseph M, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. 1st Lt
Moore, Shadrick, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Morris, John, Age 29, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Pvt
Munn, Wm., Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Murphy, James, Died July 11, 1864 at Camp Ford.  Information from Debora L. Smith who has a diary kept by William George Jackson while he was in Camp Ford Prison.  
Newlen, Ira, Age 17, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Pvt
Nichols or Nicholas, Johnston, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Oak, Samuel C., 43rd IN Infantry, Co F.  A Wagoneer, captured in April 1864 while escorting a wagon train to Little Rock, Arkansas.  Captured near Marks Mills and marched to Camp Ford in Smith County, Texas.  Benjamin F. Sparks, a brother was there also but escaped capture.  Samuel C. Oaks was born in 1839 in Indiana and married to Martha.  They had one daughter: Melissa A. Oaks born ca December 1859.  Samuel C. Oaks died in Camp Ford on July 2, 1864 and is buried in Alexandria National Cemetery in Louisiana.  Grave is in Section A, Site 790.  Martha Oaks moved to Illinois with her brother-in-law, Doctor Bailey Oaks. Pvt
O'Brien, Terrence Pvt
Oliver, Thomas, 77th OH Infantry, Co I. Pvt
O'Sullivan, D.F. Pvt
Otis, Timothy B., 77th OH Infantry, Co H.,  Captured April 25 1864 at Mark's Mills, Arkansas. Pvt
Parker, John A, Age 18, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Parker, Sam H., 11th WI Infantry Pvt.
Parker, Sanford L., Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Pase, Benjamin, 23rd WI Infantry, Co D. Pvt.
Patton, George D. W, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Pvt
Peter, Philip, Age 42, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Sgt
Pool, John Pvt
Porter, John B., 23rd WI Infantry, Co E, died 20 Sep 1864. Pvt.
Powell, George A, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Pvt
Power, David W, 77th OH Infantry, Co H. Pvt
Power, James R, 77th OH Infantry, Co H. Pvt
Priddy, James Irving, 75th NY Co B  
Quimby, Ezra, 77th OH Infantry, Co H. Pvt
Rainey, Thomas, Co D, 30th Reg't Maine Infantry.

Military records show he was dropped from rolls, missing in action at Pleasant Hill April 9 1864 and POW since April 9 1864.

Pension files show while in said service, in the line of his duty at Camp Ford in the State of Texas on the fifteenth day of April A.D. 1864 he was while a prisoner of War in the hands of the Rebels attacked with chronic diarrhea & intermittent fever....."  He was paroled at Red River Lodge in Oct 1864.  While he lived until 1892 he was never well again and was eventually invalided out of the army.

Pvt.
Raley, James, Co H, 96th OH Volunteer Infantry

Hometown of East Liberty, Logan County, Ohio
Taken Prisoner April 9th, 1864 at Sabine Crossroads.

Pvt
Ratcliff, James Robert, 43rd Indiana Infantry, Co B, Captured April 25, 1864 at Marks Mills, Arkansas and imprisoned at Camp Ford for 10 months.  Rank Out - Sergeant. Pvt.
Raynolds, Wm. C., 23rd WI Infantry, Co F Pvt.
Read, Jacob, Age 16, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Pvt
Read, Joseph, Age 38, 77th OH Infantry, Co G. Pvt
Richards, N.D., Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Riege, Chas Pvt
Riley, R., Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Ritchey, Joseph, 77th OH Infantry, Co H. Pvt
Ritter, Henry, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Corp
Rodgers, Robert, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Pvt
Rondshale, Charles Pvt
Rose, James Pvt
Rowland, John, Age 17, 77th OH Infantry, Co F. Pvt
Ruff, Lewis Sgt
Rumsey, A. W., Chicago Mercantile Battery Pvt
Ryan, William, 160th NY Regiment  
Schneider, Michael Pvt
Schrader, John, 77th OH Infantry, Co D. Pvt
Scott, William W, 77th OH Infantry. 1st Lt
Seity, Joseph Pvt
Short, Lewis Corp
Simpson, Edward W., Co K, 3rd Cavalry.  Captured 5 Sep 1864 at Mills Station, Arkansas Arrived at Camp Ford 12 Oct 1864 Paroled from Camp Ford 22 May 1865.  Pvt
Sinclair, Jesse B, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Corp
Sinclair, Phillip, Co D, 36th IA Infantry.  Captured 25 Apr 1864 at Mark's Mills, AR.  Held at Camp Ford.  Exchanged 25th Feb 1865. Pvt
Slagsted, Loren Pvt
Smith, Charles, 23rd WI Infantry, Co A, died 18 Sep 1864 Pvt.
Smith, Henry, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Smith, Jacob V Pvt
Smith, John, 77th OH Infantry, Co H. Sgt
Smith, William Pvt
Smith, Jonathan, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Smithson, Robert Emmet, 77th OH Infantry, Co E & G. Capt
Soden, William, 23rd WI Infantry, Co E.  Captured at the battle of Sabine Cross Roads, LA, 1st Sgt.
Spear, Henry L, Age 23, 77th OH Infantry, Co C & F, Pvt
Sprachel ?, Charles E., 25th WI , Co E Pvt.
Springer, Samuel, 77th OH Infantry, Co I. Pvt
Starr, Orson, Born between 1839-40 in Oakland County, Michigan. At the time of the Civil War he was living in Columbia County, WI.  The National Archives lists him in record 249. He was a civilian teamster.  Captured April 25, 1864 near Marks Mills, AR while driving a supply train. 80 other teamsters were captured that day & sent to Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas. In August 1864, because of crowded conditions, 506 men including Orson were marched 250 miles to Camp Groce, Hempstead, Texas. They were singled out as trouble makers or complainers - many did not survive the march. Some of the sick were then taken to another camp near Chappell Hills west of Hempstead and some were taken to Belleville, Texas. Orson died October 7, 1864 from starvation. Burial site unknown: Camp Groce, Chappell Hills or Belleville. Civilian Teamster
Streater, Ed, 23rd WI Infantry, Co I Pvt.
Swift, Lyman W. Jr., 77th OH Infantry, Co F. Pvt
Strong, Spencer, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Talamine, John Pvt
Taylor, James, Died Sunday, June 12, 1864 at Camp Ford Prison.  Information from Debora L. Smith who has a diary kept by William George Jackson while he was in Camp Ford Prison.  
Taylor, Robert,  75th NY, Co B  
Thayer, Joseph E, 77th OH Infantry, Co H. Pvt
Thomas, John L, 77th OH Infantry, Co E. Sgt
Thompson, Edwin, 23rd WI Infantry, Co E Corp.
Thompson, Sampson, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Tice, Harvey, 77th OH Infantry, Co E & G. Pvt
Timmons, William H., Co C, 43rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry.  Captured at Marks Mills and sent to Camp Ford.  Released in 1865 at Red River Landing.  He was from Greene County, Indiana.  
Treovitz, William Pvt
Troutman, Hiram, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Troutman, Orlando, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Van Dyne, George, 36th OH Infantry, Co F.  
Van Orden, Abraham Pvt
Vanway, Robert L, 77th OH Infantry, Co D. Pvt
Vimpany, Charles J. 14th Iowa Regiment of Volunteers, Co G. Pvt.
Waldbarger, Gotlieb Pvt
Wall, Walter, 23rd WI Infantry, Co D Pvt.
Wallace, Garret Pvt
Wallace, Woodson, Co E, 36th IA Infantry.  Enlisted 4 January 1864 at age 40.  Born in VA.  Mustered in 25 Jan 1864.  Captured 25 Apr 1864 at Mark's Mills Arkansas and sent to Tyler, Texas prison.  Exchanged on 25 Feb 1865 at the mouth of the Red River.  Mustered out 24 Aug 1865.  Description in military papers: age 40, farmer, blue eyes, light hair, light hair, light complexion, height 5'8".   Pension papers are on file (pension app# 118967, cert# 295955.  
Ward, Isaac, 77th OH Infantry, Co B.  
Wardlow, Hazen, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Wenelland, Julius, 77th OH Infantry, Co B. Pvt
West, George Washington, 77th OH Infantry, Co D. Pvt
White, Patrick H., Chicago Mercantile Battery Capt
Wickert, Enos Pvt
Wilcox, George W., Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Wilson, Benjamin B, 77th OH Infantry, Co K. Pvt
Wilson, Samuel Sgt
Wilson, William, 77th OH Infantry, Co K. Pvt
Wright, William M, Age 38, 77th OH Infantry, Co C. Pvt
Young, Jacob, Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Pvt.
Zartman, John., Co A, 26th IN Volunteers.  Reported MIA in the Rochester Chronicle Thursday, June 25, 1863.  Source: Letter from J. L. Atkinson, Natchez, Mississippi Dec 18th 1863. Cpl.
 
 LINKS:
 48th Ohio Infantry Prisoners
 77th Illinois - This page has a list of Camp Ford POWs from the 77th regiment.
 Kansas Prisoners of War at Camp Ford
 In Search of the Graves of Our War Dead
 Civil War Soldiers Database Ancestry
 Civil War Databases and FAQ
 Civil War Prison Camps
 Soldiers in the 36th Iowa Infantry
 

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