Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal, and Confederate POW Camp
Rock Island is an Island in the Mississippi River, as well as an Illinois
city near the island.
Rock Island National Cemetery
- established in 1863 for the arsenal on the Island
- provided burial site for Union forces guarding Confederate POWs
- burial site of 49 members of 108th Regiment US Colored Troops
Rock Island Confederate Cemetery
- first used as a POW camp in 1863
- total POWs during war - 12,000
- Rock Island National Cemetery
by Fonda Baselt
in IL State Geneal. Soc Quarterly 24 (1992) 24-26.
- List of buried in Rock Island National Cemetery,
Rock Island, Illinois.
By Mrs. Sara English. 1927
- Rock Island Confederate prison deaths
compiled by Clifford W. Stephens. 1973
Rock Island, IL : Blackhawk Genealogical Society,
- A short history of the Rock Island prison barracks
by Otis Bryan England. 1985.
Rock Island, Ill. : Historical Office,
US Army Armament, Munitions, and Chemical Command,
- The Rock Island, Illinois, Civil War Prison, 1863-1865
Kathryn Kost. 1965
- Diary of Lafayette Rogan, C.S.A. prisoner of war at Rock Island
Prison Barracks, 1868.
by Lafayette Rogan. 1938
- Inside of Rock Island Prison : from December, 1863 to June, 1865
by J. W. Minnich. 1908.
Nashville, Tenn. : Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South,
- History of Rock Island, 3 parts.
Bibliography of references pertaining to Rock Island Arsenal,
Fort Armstrong, and the Rock Island Prison barracks.
Rock Island Prison barracks. [by Walker, T. R. 1962]
Rock Island Prison barracks, 1863-1865. [by Walker, Michael1967.
- An illustrated history of the Rock Island Arsenal and Arsenal Island
by Thomas J. Slattery. Rev ed. 1990 Rock Island, Ill. :
Historical Office, U.S. Army Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command,
- A history of the Rock Island arsenal from its establishment in
1863 to December, 1876; and of the island of Rock Island,
the site of the arsenal, from 1804 to 1863.
Prepared under the instructions of Brig. Gen. Stephen V. Benet.
By Major Daniel Webster Flagler [1835-1899]. 1877.
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