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Rock Island, Illinois
Confederate POW Camp
and Cemetery





During the Civil War, over 12,000 Confederate prisoners were held on Rock Island (now Arsenal Island) in Rock Island, Illinois.
Of those housed here, about 2,000 died from deprivation, smallpox, pneumonia, and other medical ailments at an average of about 4 per day for the 572 days the prison was in operation.
These men were buried in a separate cemetery located on the eastern end of the island.
The cemetery is preserved due to the dedication and perseverance of the Seven Confederate Knights, Chapter 2625, United Daughters of the Confederacy




Photos of Rock Island, Illinois
Confederate Cemetery


photos courtesy of Sandy who braved the
elements of an Illinois February to take them

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Photos of Rock Island, Illinois
Confederate Cemetery


photos courtesy of Sandy

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Haywood County, NC Confederate Soldiers
Known to be Buried in the
Rock Island, Illinois
Confederate Cemetery


NAME                RANK       CO         REGIMENT      DOD         GRAVE #


Calahan, R.J.         PVT         D            64 N.C.           12/8/64            1651

Lewis, Gideon        PVT         K            62 N.C.           2/29/64             672

Martin, Warren     PVT         E             25 N.C.           6/17/64            1249

Murray, Wm.         PVT         A            64 N.C.           1/19/65             1791

Roderick, Elisha    PVT         H            29 N.C.          12/19/63            22




Rock Island Registry
All Known Burials in Rock Island
Confederate Cemetery




Confederate Graves
Haywood County Confederate Soldiers
Buried in Illinois

Research of: D. John Trull Jr.
Captain Julius Welch Camp 229
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Haywood County, NC




For more information about the
Captain Julius Welch Camp 229
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Haywood County, NC
Contact Mr. Jim Howell.



Many thanks to Sandy, Doug, D. John Trull, Jr.,
Seven Confederate Knights-Chapter 2625-
United Daughters of the Confederacy,
and Captain Julius Welch Camp 229-
Sons of Confederate Veterans.


Eternal thanks to every veteran in every cemetery.
May they forever rest in well-earned peace.





Music playing is "Lorena" sequenced by a talented
Haywood County donor who wishes to remain anonymous.




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Becky Howell