CONFEDERATE PRISONERS
held at
FORT WARREN
in
BOSTON
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      the Confederate Sailors and Soldiers who were held prisoner at  Fort Warren which is located
      in Boston Harbor. On this page you will find two main sources for the information and photos.
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Photo #: NH 52793 (complete caption)

Confederate Navy and Army Officers


Photographed at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, while they were prisoners of war,
circa 1863-1864.
All, or nearly all, of the Navy officers had been captured with CSS
Atlanta and CSS Tacony in
June 1863, were paroled in September 1864 and exchanged in October 1864.
Those present are identified as (apparently from left to right):
Acting Master Thomas L. Wragg (of the
Atlanta);
Lieutenant Moses, CSA;
Acting Gunner Thomas B. Travers (
Atlanta);
1st Assistant Engineer William T. Morrill (
Atlanta);
Acting 2nd Assistant Engineer Leslie G. King (
Atlanta);
Master's Mate J.B. Beville;
Pilot Thomas L. Hernandez (
Atlanta);
Acting Midshipman James A. Peters (
Atlanta);
Captain Underwood, CSA;
Major Boland, CSA;
2nd Assistant Engineer Eugene H. Brown (
Tacony);
2nd Assistant Engineer Joseph S. West (
Atlanta);
Master George Henry Alldridge;
Master's Mate John W. Billups (
Tacony);
Captain Saunders, CSA;
Pilot James M. Fleetwood (
Atlanta);
Master's Mate William McBlair, Jr. (
Atlanta);
Reid Saunders, CSA;
Lieutenant Alphonse Barbot (
Atlanta);
Pilot W.W. Austin (
Atlanta);
Second Lieutenant Charles W. Read (
Tacony);
Samuel Sterritt, CSA;
Acting Midshipman John A.G. Williamson (
Atlanta);
First Lieutenant Joseph W. Alexander (
Atlanta);
Commander William A. Webb (
Atlanta's Commanding Officer);
Signal Officer Preston;
The presence of two officers named Saunders has been reliably called into question.


U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
    The following photographs (CDV's)  are from the photo album of George A. Preston who was also
    a prisoner at Ft. Warren. The photos in the Preston album were signed on each photo and the album
    contained a hand written index.These rare Confederate Naval Photographs were recently purchased
    by Cary Delery and as a service to this website he agreed to share them. If you would be interested
    in purchasing any of the CDV's please contact Cary Delery at 
www.historicalshop.com
William M. McBlair
Master's Mate
CS Atlanta
photo # 9
J.B. Beville
CSN
photo # 31
Alphonse Barbot
Lieutentant
CS Atlanta
photo # 6
George H. Aldredge
Lieutentant
CS Atlanta
photo # 5
Corpral Smith
photo # 22
Eugene H Brown
2nd Asst. Engineer
CS N
     photo # 4
Major R.D. Crittenden
CSA
photo # 11
Bummers
CS Atlanta
photo # 16
Dr. Kenakick
photo #32
W. W. Helms
CSN
photo #20
Samuel DeForrest
CSN
photo #21
F.A. Gunby
Captain
CS Blockade Runner
photo # 23
Thomas L Hernandez
Pilot
CS Alanta
photo #15
Leslie G. King
Asst. Engineer
CS Atlanta
photo # 3
John Hipken
CSN
photo # 12
Joseph Leach
Captain
photo #30
William T Morrill
1st Asst. Engineer
CS Atlanta
photo #14
James A. Peters
Midshipman
CS Atlanta
photo # 24
C. W. Ringgold
photo # 19
James A Peters
photo # 2
John Underwood
CSA
photo # 28
Reid Sanders
Major CSA
photo # 7
Collin Mcrae Scott
Photo # 26
Samuel Sterritt
CSA
photo # 25
William A. Webb
Commander
CS Atlanta
Photo # 1
Thomas L Wagg
Master CS Atlanta
photo # 27
John Underwood
CSA
photo # 13
Joseph S. West
2nd Asst Engineer
CS Atlanta
Photo # 8
End of photos from Preston Album
Out of the 32 CDV's indexed in George A. Prestons Album only 3 were missing
sadly they are the three photos of Preston himself. However I was able to obtain
the two photos below of George A. Preston. They are posted Civil War.
George Abner Preston - Signal Officer CSA
He was born 22 March 1845 in Bedford County, Virginia
and died 13 January 1909 and is buried at Willow Wild
Cemetery in Bonhan, Texas
George A. Preston photos courtesy of great granddaughter
                  Katherine Jagoe Preston Heidt 
John Porterhouse Johns - Company C. 9th Florida Infantry
John first entered sirvice 21 June 1862 at Bayport, Hernando
County, Florida. He was captured 10 June 1863 near Cedar
Key in Levy County, Florida. He was sent to Fort Warren and
remained there until his release 10 June 1865.

courtsey of great grand-daughter
Francis Johns Eastman
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