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Brainstorming: Alton Military Prison for Confederate POWs.

As a fan of movies and history I have decided it's time to start the research about a Illinois Prison that was used as a POW Prison during the Civil War.

My 4th Great Grandfather was imprisoned at Alton, Il where he caught Smallpox and died, his name is listed on a memorial today as Private Jno S. Storment.

In reality his name is John S. Storment.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9987750


LAST SURVIVOR OF PRISONERS IN ALTON CONFEDERATE PRISON DIES Source: Alton Telegraph, August 31, 1940 Samuel A. Harrison, last know survivor of the Confederate prisoners in the old penitentiary at Alton, died Friday night at his home near Rolla, Mo. The Telegraph was informed of the death of the 98 year old war veteran in a telegram from his grandson, S. Claude Null.  Funeral services for Mr. Harrison will be at Anutt, Mo.  Samuel Harrison was in Alton on June 7, 1938, and visited the site of the old penitentiary where…

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Found this along the old Springfield DesArc Road

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