About & Dedication
About This Website
The databases in this website represent 15 years of devoted and meticulous research by my husband, Jack Lundquist. They may constitute the most complete record of prisoners at Andersonville and Cahaba and those on the Sultana.
Jack combined a lifelong love of history, especially the Civil War, with a mind that loved crunching data. After retirement in 1990 he initially set out to research only the Sultana Disaster with the aim of compiling the most accurate list of names of those who were on the ship. This soon expanded into researching Cahaba Prison, and then Andersonville as well as other Southern prisons such as Salisbury and Florence.
Jack's mission was to identify all the soldiers who were imprisoned at Andersonville and Cahaba as accurately and completely as possible, using state Adjutant General reports, regimental histories where available, and various other sources.
The Andersonville death records as compiled by Dorance Atwater, who was imprisoned there from February 1864 until May 1865, provided Jack with a listing of the prisoners' regiment and company. Using this information Jack did line-by-line searches of the state Adjutant General report for that regiment, and thus was able to find the names of nearly all of the men who were imprisoned at Andersonville. The prisoners at Andersonville and Cahaba were from several hundred regiments.
For Cahaba, where very few men died, Jack used the extant hospital records to compile a list of regiments that had men imprisoned there, searching the Adjutant General reports line by line for names, as he did for Andersonville.
Jack continued to research Andersonville prison and to work on verifying names until his death in September 2009. The most complete databases for Andersonville and Cahaba that we have been able to find on Jack's computers date from April 2008 and are the ones I have used on this website. The Andersonville database contains more than 42,000 verified names.
This website is dedicated to the memory of Jack Lundquist. It would not have been possible without the technical expertise and advice of Adrian Preston and the design help of Renee Horsman. A special thanks to Robert Davis at Wallace State Community College, Kevin Frye, Tommy Coleman and Linda Derry at the Old Cahawba Project, Gene Salecker and Jerry Potter for their generosity in sharing information on the Sultana, and the staff at Andersonville.
This website is dedicated to the memory of my four great-grandfathers who served on both sides and who all survived. They were the inspiration for Jack's research.
Daniel Garber, 102nd Ohio, Co. E., imprisoned at Cahaba, Sultana survivor
Daniel enlisted in August 1862 at age 34. The 102nd fought in Kentucky in 1862, and then moved into Tennessee where it remained in service guarding railroads until 1864 when it was sent to Athens, Alabama . Confederate forces under Nathan B. Forrest captured over 200 men of the 102nd at Athens. Many of the men were taken to Cahaba prison near Selma, Alabama, and after parole in March 1865, they were taken aboard the Sultana, where 81 men of the 102nd died in the disaster. Although severely scalded, Daniel survived and lived until 1906.
Levi B. Leedy, 13th Ohio Cavalry, Co D, Served 1864-1865.
The 13th served at White House Landing, Charles City, Cold Harbor and Petersburg, and under Sheridan throughout the Appomattox campaign in the final days of the war, April 1865. Levi died in 1925.
William J. Thompson, 14th Georgia, Co. E, enlisted July 4, 1861 and was at Appomattox with Lee's army at surrender, April 9, 1865.
This regiment was known as Lester's Volunteers and was assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia under A. P. Hill. The men of the 14th fought throughout the war in Virginia and participated in many major battles of the war, including Seven Days' Battle, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Only 168 men of the 14th made it all the way through the war to surrender at Appomattox. William died in 1914.
Thomas Odum Castleberry Jr., 3rd Georgia Cavalry Co. ,Served 1862-1865, imprisoned at Camp Douglas, survived.
The Georgia 3rd Cavalry Regiment was organized by Colonel M. J. Crawford and mustered into Confederate service at Athens, Georgia, during the early summer of 1862. The 3rd fought in Kentucky with General Wheeler, where T. O was captured at Newhaven but later released. The 3rd also participated in the campaigns of Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Atlanta. T. O. was again captured at a skirmish near Calhoun, Georgia in May 1864 and was imprisoned at Camp Douglas until the end of the war. "Ode" died in 1902.
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