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Re: Confederate Conley
Posted by Mike Conley on 3/1/2005, 4:55 pm, in reply to "Confederate Conley"
Forgot to mention, that he was most likely captured at the Battle of Pea Ridge in NW Arkansas..... many of the prisoners in Alton were from that battle....interesting note: The Cherokee Indians fought for the Confederates during the battle and one Chief is listed on the monument and his unit is: 1st Cherokee Cavalry|
: I am a Conley living in Alton Illinois
: (Just North of St. Louis on the
: Mississippi) During the Civil War
: Alton had an infamous CW Confederate
: POW camp. Approx. 5000 died here and
: there is a National Cemetary just
: North of Alton where many were
: buried in a mass grave. There's a
: monument with approx. 2000 names on
: it.... one is a Conley and thought
: it might help someone out there with
: their ancestry....His name is
: Richard Conley, Company A/ 2nd
: Arkansas. My grandparents and great
: grandparents are from Southern
: Illinois around the Cave-in-Rock
: area. Hope this helps someone.
: Mike Conley
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