Hood County Texas Genealogical Society

 

CAMP DOUGLAS

A Yankee Prisoner of War Camp

Researched by Virginia Hale

Contributions from Preston Furlow & Debra Osborne Spindle

 

Camp Douglas was the equivalent of the South's Andersonville Prison Camp near Americus, Georgia. Six thousand Confederate soldiers were starved to death at Camp Douglas which was located in present-day Chicago, Illinois.

Hood County was within the boundaries of present-day Johnson County during the Civil War. Hood County was created and organized in 1866.

Many Johnson County residents were held at Camp Douglas.

The following known Johnson County residents were incarcerated and died at Camp Douglas during the Civil War:

NAME

DATE OF

DEATH

Able, Ezekiel

03/08/1863

Berry, Columbus

02/07/1863

Carter, John W.

04/12/1863

Cooper, Elisha Fitzallen

03/21/1862

Cooper, Merriman Landrum

03/17/1863

Farrell, Thomas

02/21/1863

Jones, James W.

02/06/1862

Kennard, David S.

11/03/1863

McKenzie, William N.

03/10/1863

Morrison, James P.

04/14/1863

Patton, William

02/04/1863

Renfro, John W.

02/---/1863

Shannon, William J.

02/27/1863

Records show that Hiram Burlingame deserted the Confederacy from Camp Douglas.

The Hood County Genealogical Society has received the gracious written permission of Mr. Matt Hucke to share his copyrighted information regarding the burial of the Camp Douglas soldiers at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.

1996, 1997, 1998 Matt Hucke <hucke@cynico.com>, Cynico Network Consulting. All content (text and photographs) by Matt Hucke, unless otherwise indicated. Content may not be redistributed or reproduced in any medium without express written consent of the Author.

Please visit the following web site:

www.graveyards.com/oakwoods

Read about Oak Woods Cemetery. Then click on the section entitled Camp Douglas Confederate Mound.

Web Page by Virginia Hale

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