CIVIL WAR PRISONERS & CASUALTIES AT ALTON CONFEDERATE PRISON

CIVIL WAR PRISONERS & CASUALTIES AT ALTON CONFEDERATE PRISON

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The Alton prison opened in 1833 as the first Illinois State Penitentiary and was closed in 1860, when the last prisoners were moved to a new facility at Joliet.

Pvt Auguste Boudreaux

  • ALTON, ILLINOIS

Auguste Boudreaux
Private Company G
Regiment 18 Louisiana Infantry
Death Date; 6 September 1862

Notes:
Served in Co. G., 18th Louisiana Infantry.
Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War Captured at Shiloh, Tenn., April 7th, and admitted to U. S. A. Gen. Hospital, Mound City, Ill., April 11th, 1862.
Remarks: Recorded. from Steamer City of Memphis. Taken prisoner at the battle of Pittsburg. Sent to Cairo, Ill., June 2nd, 1862. Transfd. to Gratior Street Military Prison, St. Louis, Mo., June 23rd, 1862. Arrived Alton Military Prison, Alton, Ill., July 19th, 1862, and DIED Sept. 6th, 1862. Information from Compiled Service Records, Roll 293. "April 6, 1862, Shiloh..."Auguste Boudreaux...were wounded and fell into the hands of the enemy...Of those Boudreaux recovered from his wounds, but DIED of disease in prison in Alton, Ill.

Additional information:
Auguste Boudreaux cause of death: Chronic Diarrhea. All prisoners that died during 1862 were buried in what was called "State Ground", a cemetery established by the Illinois State government to inter the dead from the Illinois State Penitentiary that was located in Alton and was converted into the Military Prison in February of 1862. There is a significant monument on the site today, a 63 foot tall obelisk erected in 1907.Most of the names of the men that died at Alton are engraved on the monument, however, Pvt. Boudreaux's name along with many others that died in February 1862 are NOT engraved on this monument.
Burial site is "State Ground."


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May 7, 2007
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May 13, 2007
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