Prisoners of War Deaths

This page will list as many known members of the 7th Mississippi that died in P.O.W. camps as I can locate. Also featured will be the names of the 9th Battallion Sharpshooters as some of these men were originally from the 7th regiment. The list is offered as a resource only. This is a big project and many names will probably be added as we learn more. Therefore if you are seeking an ancestor whom you believe or know to have died in a P.O.W. camp and he isn't listed here please forgive us and point out our error. Any information you can share would be of great benefit to the regimental history. Please also remember this is only a partial list.

NOTE: The text in red color is links to sites that were referenced for this page and are highly recommended!

Deaths at Rock Island P.O.W. Camp

  • CUPIT, DANIEL A. CORP
    Co.E, 7 MISS.
    died 2/26/64
    grave #630

  • GODBOLD, JEFFERSON L. CORP
    Co. A, 7 MISS.
    died 2/5/64
    grave #349

  • GRAY, M.W. PVT
    Co. G, 7 MISS.
    died 1/10/64
    grave #166

  • RYALS, ELISHA G. PVT
    Co. F, 7 MISS.
    died 8/21/64
    grave #1436

    BALLARD, W. B. PVT
    7th Miss. Infantry then
    (Company?) C
    9 BATTN MISS S.S.
    died 02/25/64
    grave #614

  • BARKER, B.N. PVT
    41st Miss. Infantry then
    (Company?) C
    9 BATTN MISS S.S.
    died 09/14/64
    grave #1508

  • TOSH, C.W. PVT
    44th Miss. Infantry Co.K then
    (Company?) B
    9 BATTN MISS S.S.
    died 1/22/64
    grave #249

Deaths at Camp Chase P.O.W. Camp

  • B.F. Fry
    7th Miss. Co. F
    died 2/14/65
    grave #1233

Deaths at Camp Douglas P.O.W. camp

  • Haygood, James A. Pvt.
    Company C
    Died Dec. 8, 1864 - Camp Douglas
    Source for grave: Family Tree Maker Disc #119, Confederate Soldiers Records 1861 - 1865
    Hadskey's Report - Captured at Jonesboro, Georgia and died in prison
    Buried Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill. (Listed as J. A. Haygood)

  • Hinton, (Henton) Joshua H. Pvt.
    Company F
    Dead at Camp Douglas Ill.
    Note prison spelling with an "e". Hadskey's report - captured July 3, 1864 in Georgia, probably from the 7th Batt. The CWS&S gives the unit as the 7th Regt
    Died Jan 24, 1865
    Buried Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

Records of deaths at Camp Douglas seem to have been "lost" or "misplaced". This camp set the record for the highest rate of death for a one month period among all civil war prison camps north or south. Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago is home to a monument honoring those "known only to God" who died at Camp Douglas and who are buried there in a mass grave. My own great-grandfather was sent here after the battle of Shiloh.

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