Tags for column 1

* Identifies new data, differences in spelling or different names.

# Prisoners held in Confederate Prisons who were known to have been transferred from Andersonville, GA to other prisons and who are who died at locations other than Andersonville. When Andersonville became too crowded in the late summer of 1864, many prisoners were transferred to a new prison at Millen, GA. The approach of the Union forced the camp to close after only a few months and the prisoners were transferred to other Confederate prisons primarily in Georgia and North and South Carolina. And by the spring of 1865, both Millen And Andersonville were closed. See Prison Codes

To sort for page numbers in headers; Start with an alpha sort on column 1. Print the page; Do an alpha sort on column 7 to group cemeteries. Then locate each cemetery by pulling down the page number.

Battle Names and dates were obtained in part from “Vermont in the Rebellion” by Otis F. R. Waite. Fox’s Battles and other miscelleaneous Civil War books and writings.

Column 8.

P. (Prison Sort). Information. Not listed as being buried in National Cemeteries but are most probably buried at the location of the prisons where they died. There are thousands of unknown prisoners who were buried in mass graves. Near the end of the war, when the defeat of the Confederacy was obvious, several of the commanders of the Confederate Prisons destroyed prisoner records and other data. Much of the data regarding these prisoners is not available.

Micellaneous sorts for column 7. Data prints in alpha order

AVL.Known to have died at Andersonville, GA. Buried in unmarked graves in the prison graveyard.
BSC.Known to have died at Beaufort, SC
CPMD.Known to have died in Camp Parole, Annapolis, MD while awaiting release . Soldiers from the eastern Confederate Prisons were transferred to Annapolis when the parole system was reinstated in late 1864. It had not been the policy of the Union Army to support the parole system after 1862 because of the opinion that it would release an equal number of Confederate soldiers who could be used at home to release men for the front. . It was also felt that support of the parole system would legitimize the Confederacy.
CSC.Known to have died in Charleston, SC. Most of the Union prisoners who were buried at the Charleston Race Track were reinterred at Beafort National Cemetery in 1868.
DTNOK.Disinterred and delivered to next of kin. Date, cause, and location of death is noted in column 8
FSC.Known to have died in Florence, SC.
GNC.Known to have died in Goldsborough, NC
MGA.Known to have died in Millen, GA. (Ft. Lawton). See Beaufort information for CSC
RNC.Known to have died in Raleigh, NC
SGA.Known to have died in Savannah, GA.
NCA.National Cemetery Administration. Green Mount/Montpelier. Prospect Hill/Brattleboro. Prospect Hill/York, PA.

Tags for Column 8 (Cause Sort)
A.Accidental
D.Disease
DD.Disability
K.Killed in Action
M.Mortally Wounded in Action
P.Died in Confederate Prison
PC.Died while serving parole terms. Applies primarily to the 9th Vermont Infantry . The entire regiment along with the rest of the garrison was captured at Harper’s Ferry, WV . “The entire garrison of 13, 000 men with their well-kept equipment, their new uniforms, and beautiful banners ‘surrendered’ to Jackson’s gaunt and ragged soldiers”. . . . . statement from an officer with Lee’s army. They were captured on 9/15/1862, sent to Annapolis, MD and from there to Camp Douglas where they guarded Confederate prisoners until March 1863. Their parole was officially discharged on 1/10/1863.
S.Committed Suicide
U.Unknown
UC.Died while under confinement in Union military prison


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