Andersonville Prison, Georgia

~All of the photos on this page were taken by and contributed for display on Allamakee co. IAGenWeb by Diana Henry Diedrich, who writes:
"Each state has a huge monument and most of the states natives are buried in the area.  The cemetery is huge & very moving.   As you walk around the area all you see is a sea of white markers. It really makes you aware of the high cost of our freedom." 

Andersonville Cemetery

The Iowa Memorial at Andersonville

Iowa Honors the Turf
That Wraps Their Clay
Their names are recorded in the archives of their country

Act of Thirteenth General Assembly


Allamakee co. Soldiers Buried in the Andersonville Prison cemetery

Bartsche, Christian P.
Age 20. Residence Rossville; nativity Ohio. Enlisted July 15, 1861. Mustered July 15, 1861. Missing in action and taken prisoner Nov. 25, 1863, Chattanooga. Died of Diarrhoea May 23, 1864. Grave 1293. Co. K, 5th Inf.

Cowles, James W.
Age 20. Residence Lansing; nativity Wisconsin. Mustered July 15, 1861, promoted Fourth Corporal. Wounded in nose slightly May 22, 1863, Vicksburg. Promoted Fourth Sergeant July 15, 1863. Missing. Taken prisoner Nov. 25, 1863, Chattanooga. Died Sept. 26, 1864. Grave 9,784. Co. K, 5th Inf.

His body was later disinterred and reburied in Oak Hill cemetery, Lansing. Section C Lot 103.

Hastings, Joseph B. (Veteran)
Age 30. Residence Iowa Township, nativity Massachusetts. Enlisted Sept. 16, 1861. Mustered Oct. 1, 1861. Promoted Fifth Corporal Feb. 20, 1862; Fifth Sergeant April 19, 1863; Fourth Sergeant Nov. 11, 1863. Re-enlisted and re-mustered Jan. 1, 1864. Promoted Third Sergeant March 13, 1864. Taken prisoner July 22, 1864 near Atlanta. Died Sept. 7, 1864. Grave 8,106. Co. B, 11th Inf.

King, Charles L.
Age 35. Residence Ludlow, nativity England. enlisted Oct. 12, 1861. Mustered Oct. 17, 1861. Missing in battle and wounded April 6, 1862, Shiloh. Died Oct. 12, 1862, Macon, Ga. Grave 13,122. Co. B, 12th Inf.

Esther E. King widow's pension & minor children claim files.

Peck, Ira E.
Age 28. Residence Makee, nativity Vermont. Enlisted Oct. 4, 1861. Mustered Oct. 17, 1861. Missing in action April 6, 1862, Shiloh. Died July 17, 1862, Macon, Ga. Grave 13,020. Co. B, 12th Inf.

Sparks, Matthew T.
Age 28. Residence Lybrand, nativity Illinois. Mustered July 15, 1861. Taken prisoner Nov. 25, 1863, Chattanooga. Died July 9, 1864. Grave 3,060. Co. K, 5th Inf.

Wahrath, Charles E.
Age 22. Residence Lansing, nativity New York. Enlisted July 1, 1861, as Second Corporal. Mustered July 15, 1861. Promoted Third Sergeant May 23, 1863. Missing in action and taken prisoner Nov. 25, 1863, Chattanooga. Died Sept. 7, 1864. Grave 8,101. Co. K, 5th Inf.

White, William M.
Age 18. Residence Paint Creek, nativity New York. Enlisted Oct. 11, 1861. Mustered Oct. 17, 1861. Missing April 6, 1862, Shiloh. Died June 30, 1862, Macon, Ga. Grave 13,068. Co. B, 12th Inf.

Data Source:
~The Palimpsest; June, 1961; State Historical Society of Iowa; 'Iowans buried at Andersonville', page 246-278; original source cited by The Palimpsest: Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organizations, 1861-1866, 6 Vols.; Des Moines; E. H. English, 1908-11
~transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall


Andersonville Cemetery

National Prisioner of War Museum, Andersonville


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