Posted By:dennis brooke
Subject:Possible treasure trove of information for over 100 people in Louisiana
Post Date:June 14, 2012 at 06:28:16
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Over 100 Confederate soldiers were captured on April 11, 1862 as a result of General Mitchell capturing the Memphis and Charleston Railroad at Huntsville, Alabama. The train filled with new recruits were coming from Louisiana enroute to Northern Virginia to join their regiment the 9th Louisiana Infantry when General Mitchell surprised the town. The new soldiers were from Jackson Parish however after looking at their POW records much new information may be a treasure trove for genealogist. The information had to come from the prisoners themselves. They ask them were they were from and instead of saying Louisiana as I would have expected them to say they started listing cities from across the South. I am assuming that these cities were their place of birth. I am a Civil War researcher foremost but just an average person when it comes to genealogy. However, I do recongize the importance of these records insofar as genealogy is concerned. I shall attempt to list a few of these. As always their names may be mispelled but I have access to a roster of Company K 9th Louisiana and could cross check them if need be. These prisoners were brought to Camp Chase Prison on April 30, 1862. 7 would die at Chase and the others were exchanged in September of 1862 at Vicksburg, MS as per the Dix-Hill Cartel Agreement between the North and the South.

Frank Walker Company K 9th La Infantry Marion Co. Mississippi
J. Williams " " " " " Blout Co. Alabama
G.L. Wilson " " " " " Trigg Co. Kentucky
C.F. Walker " " " " " Henry Co. Georgia
R.F. Williams" " " " " Franklin Co. Alabama
D.O. Williams" " " " " Greene Co. Alabama
R.H. Vaugh " " " " " Holmes Co. Mississippi
William Henry Tolar " " " " Lawrence Co. Mississippi this soldier would be one of the 7 who would die at Camp Chase.

Anyway I hope you folks get the idea.