During the Civil War, over 12,000 prisoners were house on Rock Island (now Arsenal Island) in Rock Island, IL. Of those housed here about 2,000 died from smallpox, pneumonia, and other medical ailments. These men were buried in a separate cemetery located on the eastern end of the island. The staff of the National Cemetery, also located on Arsenal Island, have generiously donated a complete listing of all the Confederate Dead located in the cemetery. Thank you especially to Larry Williams and JoAnn Munson for hunting down the information!