Gratiot Street Prison

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Ledger Transcription List - Women & Children prisoners -  212 names (9 names added April 12, 2002)

The women listed below are transcribed from Provost Marshal ledger rolls from Gratiot Street Prison. Gratiot Street Prison included - administratively - Myrtle Street Prison and several other buildings in the city. A building directly across 8th street from Gratiot was used as a women's prison. A large percentage of these women, however, were held in the main Gratiot building in various areas, the primary of which was the lower round room in the central tower structure. Women are not distinguished from men among the ledger lists other than by name. Most severe punishment for women was usually banishment, however a few were sent to the penitentiary in Jefferson City for extended confinement, or to the prison at Alton, Ill. The women often had children with them with at least one carrying a small baby. Male names in the list are children.

These transcriptions are simply in the order I transcribed them (I started with the Feb-Nov 1865 microfilm roll). There were no physical descriptions given in the Provost Marshal rolls, the physical descriptions given come from Gratiot Ledger rolls.. - Deb H. Rule

List of prisoners at Gratiot Street Prison from NARA M416 rolls 90-93 and M598 roll 72 :

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M S P or M St P = Myrtle Street Prison, also in St. Louis, administratively part of Gratiot.

PMG or Pro Mar Genl = Provost Marshal General

  91 names added March 21, 2002

NAME

RESIDENCE

WHERE ARRESTED WHEN ARRESTED WHEN ARRIVED AT GRATIOT WHEN RELEASED REMARKS
Mrs. Fannie Houx Lafayette Co, Mo Lafayette Co, Mo July 31, 1864 Feb 6, 1865   Sent from Warrensburg, Mo, awaiting execution of sentence
Emma E. Bowles Montgomery Co, Mo Montgomery Co, Mo Dec 27, 1864 Jan 4, 1865 Feb 9, 1865 released with Oath of Allegiance & banished from the Dept.
Miss Jennie M Spencer Johnson Co Mo Boone Co, Mo Jan 2, 1865 Feb 26, 1865   prisoner of war
Mrs. Annie B Martin St. Louis, Mo St. Louis, Mo Oct 2, 1864 Feb 27, 1865   sent from Alton, Ill. To be Banished See Special order No 53-1864
Sarah E Wildman Washington Co, Mo Washington Co, Mo March 4, 1865 March 5, 1865 March 6, 1865 Oath of Allegiance

[she is shown listed with Joseph Wildman who was released on Oath March 16]

Ellen Black Chariton Co, Mon Audrain Co, Mo Jan 6, 1865 Jan 25, 1865 March 3, 1865 Oath of Allegiance

(in another listing she's called Elener C. Black)

Rebecca Black Chariton Co, Mo Audrain Co, Mo Jan 6, 1865 Jan 25, 1865 March 3, 1865 Oath of Allegiance
Mary Bureau St. Louis, Mo St. Louis, Mo March 10, 1865 March 10, 1865 March 11, 1865 unconditionally
Angeline Belcher Buchanan Co, Mo St. Joseph, Mo March 10, 1865 March 12, 1865 March 14, 1865 To leave the Dept.
Mary T Archy Jasper Co, Mo Jasper Co, Mo Feb 16, 1865     To be sent beyond the lines of the US Forces for disloyal practices - April 26, 1865
Mrs Ruth Brisco Cooper Co, Mo Cooper Co, Mo April 20, 1865    
Rebecca Gilmore Jasper Co, Mo Jasper Co, Mo Feb 9, 1865    
Mrs. T A Rider Lafayette Co, Mo Lafayette Co, Mo Feb 28, 1865    
Alice Rider Lafayette Co, Mo Lafayette Co, Mo Feb 28, 1865    
Rachel M Taylor Jackson Co, Mo Westport, Mo Feb 28, 1865    
Virginia Taylor Jackson Co, Mo Westport, Mo Feb 28, 1865    
Sarah Taylor Jackson Co, Mo Westport, Mo Feb 28, 1865    
Susan Vaughn Jackson Co, Mo Westport, Mo Feb 28, 1865    
Mary Vaughn Jackson Co, Mo Westport, Mo Feb 28, 1865    
Mrs. Kate Beatty   St. Louis, Mo March 25, 1865 March 25, 1865 April 1, 1865 released unconditionally
Mrs. Missouri Coffman St. Francis Co, Mo St. Francis Co, Mo April 10, 1865     from Polisi, Mo

(listed with John B. Coffman)

Miss Maggie Oliver New Orleans, La Vicksburg, Miss Aug 18, 1864 July 1, 1865   to Jefferson City, Mo
Miss Margaret Russell Mobile, Ala Vicksburg, Miss Aug 21, 1864 July 1, 1865  
Susan Windsor Callaway Co, Mo Mexico, Mo April 29, 1864 April 29, 1864   (listed with Bertram Windsor and Wm T Windsor - the 1864 capture date may be in error; may be 1865. This record was from late summer 1865)
Mary E Bowles     Jan 4, 1865     feeding and harboring guerrillas
NAME

RESIDENCE

WHERE ARRESTED WHEN ARRESTED WHEN ARRIVED AT GRATIOT WHEN RELEASED REMARKS
Mrs. William D. Sappington   St. Louis Co     April 15, 1862  
Mrs. D. Siegler   Franklin Co, Mo     April 15, 1862  
Anna E. Bayne Chariton Co, Mo Audrain Co, Mo Jan 6, 1865   Jan 23, 1865 sent from Macon City, Mo
Ida Boyce Ray Co, Mo Ray Co, Mo Jan 1, 1865   Jan 31, 1865 - unconditionally
Isabel Fox Chariton Co, Mo Chariton Co, Mo Jan 1, 1865   Jan 23, 1865
Josephine Huckshorn Chariton Co, Mo Chariton Co, Mo Jan 1, 1865   Jan 23, 1865
America Huckshorn Chariton Co, Mo Chariton Co, Mo Jan 1, 1865   Jan 23, 1865
Melissa Fox Chariton Co, Mo Chariton Co, Mo Jan 1, 1865   Jan 23, 1865
Imogene Brumfield Lafayette Co, Mo Howard Co, Mo Nov 20, 1864 Dec 20, 1864 Dec 27, 1864 Banished the Dept.

 

Following names are all listed in a letter dated October 4, 1864 from the Office of the Provost Marshal General, St. Louis, Department of the Missouri:

The following prisoners, women and children, will be committed for safe keeping in one of the buildings adjoining the Gratiot Str. Mil. Prison at the request of Col. J. H. Baker, Commanding Post.

[signed] Joseph Darr, Provost Marshal General

 
Nancy E. Bunch Searcy Co Ark Greene Co Mo Sept 13, 1864 Oct 1, 1864   From Myrtle Street Prison
Jesse Bellingsly Carroll Co Ark " " "   "
Blanch Bellingsly

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Caroline Bellingsly

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Cornelia Black Webster Co Mo " " "   "
Lodesky Bunch Greene Co Mo " " "   "
Melinda W Fisher Carroll Co Ark " " "   "
Preston Fisher " " " "   "
Thankful Fisher " " " "   "
Mathias W Fisher " " " "   "
Mary Fisher " " " "   "
Sarah E Fisher " " " "   "
Sarah Ferguson " " " "   "
Eliza Ferguson

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Nancy Ferguson

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Isabel Gower Bullner Co Mo (Ma.?) " " "   "
Mary A Gwin Searcy Co Ark " " "   "
Elizabeth Huges Green Co Mo " " "   "
Mary W Jolly Washington Co Ark " " "   "
Nancy E Jolly " " " "   "
David H Jolly " " " "   "
Wm P Jolly " " " "   "
Mary E Jolly " " " "   "
Henry Jolly " " " "   "
Molly Jones Greene Co Ark

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Nancy King Lebanon Ark

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Artemesia McGinnis Searcy Co Ark " " "   "
Saml McGinnis " " " "   "
Allen P McGinnis " " " "   "
Perry McGinnis " " " "   "
Eliza Rainbolt Webster Co " " "   "
Francis Rainbolt

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Matilda Roper Searcy Co Ark " " "   "
NAME

RESIDENCE

WHERE ARRESTED WHEN ARRESTED WHEN ARRIVED AT GRATIOT WHEN RELEASED REMARKS
Miss Clarinda P Mayfield Vernon Co Mo Vernon Co Mo July 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 4'8", age 16, light hair, blue eyes) Order P M G

 

Mrs Sarah T Waitman Jasper Co Mo Vernon Co Mo July 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 4'10", age 21, light hair, hazel eyes)

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Miss Rachel Haynie Saline Co Mo Saline Co Mo June 15, 1864 Sept 22, 1864   sent from Jefferson City, Mo
Alice Keefe St. Louis Mo St. Louis Mo Aug 21, 1864 Sept 7, 1864 Sept 22, 1864

(physical description from another ledger: 4'8", age 18, lgt hair, blue eyes)

unconditionally

 

Miss Nanie or Nannie Douthill or Doulhitt or Douthill Pochahontas Ark Ironton Mo July 10, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 4'9", age 21, light hair, blue eyes) - sent to Alton Ill Nov 12, 1864 sent from Myrtle St Prison

Jane Foster Grave

Mrs Jennie Foster Randolph Co Ark Ironton Mo July 10, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 4'6", age 31, light hair, blue eyes)
Miss Annie E Fickle Lafayette Co Mo Lexington Mo Feb 2, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 4'7", age 21, lgt hair, gray eyes)
Miss Eliza J Haynie Saline Co Mo Saline Co Mo June 11, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 5', age 39, lgt hair, gray eyes) sent from Myrtle St Prison
Mrs Susanah Justice Platte Co Mo St. Joseph, Mo July 22, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 5', age 24, lgt hair, gray eyes) sent from Myrtle St Prison
Miss Mary S Kinchelow or Kinchelorr Lafayette Co Mo Lafayette Co Mo Aug 4, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 4'6", age 19, light hair, blue eyes)
Mrs Martha  Longacre Johnson Co Mo Johnson Co Mo Aug 9, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 4'6", age 16, light hair, blue eyes)
Miss Nancy Longacre Johnson Co Mo Johnson Co Mo Aug 9, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 4'6", age 44, lgt hair, gray eyes)
Miss Maggie Marshall St Louis Mo St Louis Mo Aug 21, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 4'7", age 21, lgt hair, gray eyes)
Mrs Elizabeth Stone Lafayette Co Mo Lafayette Co Mo Aug 4, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 4'7", age 24, dark hair, dark eyes)
Mrs Olla S Wells Laporte Co Ind Warrenton Co Mo Aug 6, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 4'7", age 35, dk hair, gray eyes)
Miss Elizabeth M Dewitt (or Durwitt) Johnson Co Mo Johnson Co Mo Aug 15, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 5', age 17, lgt hair, blue eyes) sent from Warrensburg Mo
Dorah L Durwitt " " "   (physical description from another ledger: 5', age 20, lgt hair, blue eyes)
Sarah J Durwitt " " "   (physical description from another ledger: 5', age 18, lgt hair, blue eyes)
NAME

RESIDENCE

WHERE ARRESTED WHEN ARRESTED WHEN ARRIVED AT GRATIOT WHEN RELEASED REMARKS
Julia F Martin Henry Co Mo Henry Co Mo Aug 27, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 5', age 22, lgt hair, blue eyes) sent from Warrensburg Mo
Mrs Elizabeth Price Jefferson Co Mo Jefferson Co Mo Sept 14, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 5'8", age 50, grey hair, hazel eyes) order P M G
Mrs Mary Rudder St Louis Mo St Louis Mo Sept 14, 1864   (physical description from another ledger: 5'4", age 25, lgt hair, blue eyes)
Mrs Esther Wilson           with husband Isaac F Wilson, released Sept 24, 1864 on oath and  $1000 bond
following entries from Gratiot/Mrytle ledgers, NARA M598 roll 72 - some of these have physical descriptions which are included
Miss Jane Ward Johnson Co Mo Johnson Co Mo Aug 24, 1864     5', age 18, lgt hair, blue eyes
Mrs Welthy Robinson Johnson Co Mo Johnson Co Mo Aug 24, 1864     4'7", age 28, lgt hair, gray eyes
Eliza Spencer Johnson Co Mo Johnson Co Mo Aug 24, 1864     4'7", age 57, lgt hair, gray eyes
Miss Fannie Little Johnson Co Mo Johnson Co Mo Aug 23, 1864     4'7", age 18, lgt hair, blue eyes
Miss Clara Little Johnson Co Mo Johnson Co Mo Aug 23, 1864     4'6", age 24, lgt hair, blue eyes
Miss Sue Bryant Cooper Co Mo Cooper Co Mo Aug 6, 1864     5'5", age 18, dk hair, dk eyes
Miss Mary Spencer Johnson Co Mo Johnson Co Mo Aug 24, 1864     4'7", age 23, dk hair, hazel eyes
Harriet Spencer Johnson Co Mo Johnson Co Mo Aug 24, 1864     4'8", age 18, dk hair, hazel eyes
Mrs Mary Harlow Lafayette Co Mo Lafayette Co Mo Aug 12, 1864     4'8", age 39, lgt hair, hazel eyes
Miss Mary Cutt Henry Co Mo Henry Co Mo Aug 23, 1864     4'9", age 22, lgt hair, blue eyes
Clarinda Rasure Louisville Ky Louisville Ky Sept 1, 1864     4'9", age 57, dk hair, hazel eyes
Louisa Sterns St Louis, Mo St Louis Mo Sept 24, 1864     4'9", age 17, lgt hair, grey eyes
Josephine Gray St. Louis, Mo St. Louis Mo Sept 24, 1864     5', age 15, dk hair, grey eyes
Rachel L Hyatt St. Louis Mo St Louis Mo Sept 22, 1864     5', age 24, dk hair, blue eyes
Mary Louden St. Louis Mo St Louis Mo April 25, 1863     Chesnut St Prison May 8, 1863
Maggie Mannie St. Louis Mo St. Louis Mo Nov 24, 1862      
Sarah Gray St Louis Mo Memphis Tn Feb 15, 1863     negress
Harriet Martin St Louis Mo Memphis Tn Feb 15, 1863     negress
Louisa Close St Louis Mo Memphis Tn April 11, 1863   April 24, 1863 oath
Laura Davis St Louis Mo St Louis Mo May 19, 1863     Pro Mar St Louis Dist
Anne B Donovan Memphis Tn Memphis Tn July 1863     sent to Alton July 28, 1863
Mollie N Groggin Cooper Co Mo Cooper Co Mo June 20, 1864   Jan 1865 loyalty oath sent to Alton Ill Sept 29, 1864
Mrs Mary E Kirby Baton Rouge La Baton Rouge La Oct 30, 1864     sentenced to imprisonment during the war
Miss Maggie Kelly (or Killy) New Orleans La Vicksburg Miss Aug 1864     "Alias Oliver" Transferred to Jefferson City  July 3
Eliza J Murry St. Louis Mo St Louis Mo May 24, 1863     Paroled to leave W S before 16th June 1863
Martha Cassell Marion Co Mo         sent to Mo State Penitentiary Aug 22, 1864
Camile Quinten or Quintern Baton Rouge La St Louis Mo Oct 2, 1863   (5'5", age 32, black hair, black eyes) (arrested with Fernando Vazquez)
Ana D Robards Shelby Co Mo Shelby Co Mo April 30, 1863      
Sarah J Smith Madison Co Mo Rolla Mo Aug 1864     sent to Alton Ill Nov 25, 1864
Mrs Caroline Billingsly Douglas Co Mo Douglas Co Mo Sept 12, 1864     died Oct 19, 1864
Miss Sarah Bond Miller Co Mo Miller Co Mo April 7, 1864     released June 21, 1864 on bond $500
Miss Ruth Bond Miller Co Mo Miller Co Mo April 7, 1864    
Mary Havens alias Miss Lizzie Hardin or Harden St Louis Mo St Louis Mo Jan 13, 1863

rearrested Jan 28, 1864

    released by order Pro Mar Genl Jan 18, 1864

released to leave Dept Feb 29, 1864

Frank Hickey alias Mrs Emmerson St Louis Mo St Louis Mo Jan 27, 1864     released by Pro Mar Genl Jan 28, 1864
Jennie Negro Girl St Louis Mo St Louis Mo Feb 4, 1864      
Bridget Kehoe St Louis Mo St Louis Mo March 17, 1864     released April 6, 1864

(listed with Michael Kehoe - he was arrested one day earlier, released the same day)

Mrs Dominick King St Louis Mo St Louis Mo April 23, 1864     released June 18, 1864 on bond of $1000

(arrested with Dominick King; released same day)

Mrs Susan Kearney or Karney St Louis Mo St Louis Mo April 29, 1864     transferred to Female Prison May 15, 1864 by order PMG
Nancy P Kemp Calloway Co Mo         sent to Penitentiary at Jefferson City for execution of Sentence March 1, 1865
Ellen McQuigg St Louis Mo St Louis Mo March 14, 1864      
Mrs Christian D Morse Phelphs Co Mo         sent to Penitentiary at Jefferson City for execution of sentence (sentenced to 1 year Jan 17, 1865 - pardoned by Maj. Genl Dodge April 8, 1865)
Mrs Frank Noyes

(ink on surname faint - Najes?)

St Louis Mo St Louis Mo March 29, 1864     released March 29, 1864
Magdalena Pitcher St Louis Mo St Louis Mo April 4, 1864     released April 13, 1864 order Pro Mar Genl
Miss Kate Slater St Louis Mo St Louis Mo Jan 13, 1863     released by Pro Mar Gen Jan 18, 1864
Charlotte Sutton St Louis Mo St Louis Mo March 5, 1864     released March 12, 1864
NAME

RESIDENCE

WHERE ARRESTED WHEN ARRESTED WHEN ARRIVED AT GRATIOT WHEN RELEASED REMARKS
Mrs Mary Slee Lafayette Co Mo Lafayette Co Mo April 30, 1864     released on Oath of Allegiance May 28, 1864 by order PMG
Miss Anna Slee " " "    
Miss Martha Slee " " "    
Annie B Martin St Louis Mo         sent to Alton Ill Nov 14, 1864
Additional Gratiot/Mrytle listings from "Missouri Prisoners of War" by Joanne Chiles Eakin, Available from the Civil War Lady's Book Shoppe.
Mrs Fannie Bauers St Louis Mo St Louis Mo Aug 12, 1862      
Mollie Hobbs St Louis Mo St Louis Mo June 23, 1864     released June 23, 1864
Mrs Ed Wm Johnston St Louis Mo St Louis Mo Aug 15, 1862      
Bridget A Kelley St Louis Mo St Louis Mo Aug 27, 1862      
Mrs Margaret Kelsen St Louis Mo St Louis Mo Aug 13, 1862     (possibly Mrs Margaret Kelton reported in St. Louis newspaper released Aug 16, 1862)
Elvina Mitchell Memphis Tn Memphis Tn July 19, 1863     to Alton July 28, 1863
Isadora Morrison Memphis Tn Memphis Tn July 12, 1862     female spy
Lucie C Nicholson Cooper Co Mo Boone Co Mo May 3, 1863     Chesnut St Prison
Mrs Bernard Philmot St Louis Mo St Louis Mo Aug 14, 1862      
Jenny Shaw St Louis Mo St Louis Mo July 27, 1862      
Miss Eliza Stillman Jackson Miss Memphis Tn Oct 18, 1863     released May 20, 1864 on $500 bond
Pauline White Wayne Co Mo       (b. Tenn., age 20, black hair, black eyes, fair complexion) sent to Penitentiary at Jefferson City Aug 24, 1864. Sentenced to imprisonment during the war Pardoned by president June 23, 1865
Women prisoners recorded from various other sources (newspapers, letters, reminiscences)
Margaret A. E. McLure Mrs. McLure's home was confiscated and converted into Chesnut Street Prison, which was used for female prisoners. Most of those imprisoned here in early 1863 were part of Absalom Grimes' and Robert Louden's mail smuggling ring. After being held in Gratiot St. Prison for several weeks, Louden's wife, Mary, was moved to Chesnut St. Prison. Most of these women were later banished to the south. Lucy Nickolson was also moved from Gratiot to Chesnut St. Prison.

Margaret McLure's 14-year-old son was arrested as a spy and imprisoned in Gratiot. He was put to work as a clerk--some of the ledgers entries transcribed above were in his hand. He was then sent to the Alton, Ill prison.

Some of the women held in Chesnut St Prison already appear in the listings above.

Lewis McLure (male, age 14)
Mrs Charles Clark
Miss Laura Vaughan
Miss Lou Merriwether
Marion Wall Vail
Anne Skelling
Mary J. Callahan
Mrs Addie M Haynes
Miss Harriet Snodgrass
Mrs Missouri Woods St Louis Mo Both escaped from the female prison in Sept or Oct 1864. They made their way to Canada and sent taunting letters back to the St. Louis Provost Marshal which he had published in the St. Louis newspapers. Missouri Woods' brother is named Tobe Ketchum.
Miss Emma Weaver Arkansas
Mrs Anne Jones St Louis Mo newspaper report Oct 12, 1864 of her release on parole and bond of $50
Mrs Margaret Kelton   newspaper report Aug 16, 1862 of her release
Miss Mollie E Anderson age 19 from St. Louis newspaper Dec 12, 1864--"...sisters of the notorious Bill Anderson arrived in the city on Sunday night by the North Missouri railroad, as prisoners, and were committed to the Gratiot street female prison... they are said to be very genteel and modest young ladies but decidedly rebellious in their sentiments. Mrs. Imogen E. Brumfield, widow of one of Bill Anderson's gang, was brought down at the same time, and furnished with similar accommodations. Imogen was married but a short time before her husband was killed, but she does not appear to be inconsolable for his loss, as she remarked that there were 'plenty more men left.'"
Miss Mattie Anderson age 14
Mrs Imogen E Brumfield  
Mrs Anne Ward   St Louis newspaper report Aug 11, 1863--sister of the late Col. John M. Wimer arrested and taken to female prison
Mrs Edward   no other info--listed in newspaper of Aug 17, 1862 as being imprisoned in Gratiot St. Prison
Arthur, Sarah, Lucinda, and James reported confined in Gratiot Aug 12, 1862 in newspaper report. These people were identified as "contrabands", meaning slaves confiscated by the Federal government

 

Women mentioned in "Camp and Prison Journal" by Griffin Frost

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Feb 7, 1864--Great Heavens, my blood boils—women in this hole of filth and blasphemy! I could scarcely believe it until I saw with my own eyes, Mrs. Mitchell, who is here with a little daughter five or six years old. She is charged with smuggling goods through to the Confederates. The Northern armies move making deserts in their tracks, and a loving woman is imprisoned for stretching out her hand to the needy. Other ladies besides Mrs. M. are confined here, but I have not learned their names.
April 3, 1863--Mrs. Jeff. Thompson, Mrs. Calhoun and a Mr. Bently, were all arrested to-day. The ladies were sent to the female prison, so we are informed by Mr. Bently, who was sent here.
OCTOBER 1, 1864.—Some fifteen or twenty women and children were brought in this afternoon, and are now quartered in a building opposite Gratiot. I do not know whether they are prisoners or refugees, but one thing I am certain of—they are the raggedest and dirtiest set I ever saw; some of them have not sufficient clothing to hide their nakedness. They were picked up out in the Southwest. Some of the women would be really good looking if they were properly dressed, but they are a pitiful looking crowd in their present condition. I presume they are fair samples of the wretchedness and squalor of those destitute regions.
Aug 6, 1864--We thought yesterday that our female prisoner was released, as she was out before the Provost and came back, and then left again, but we are informed to-day that she is still a prisoner. Her name is Wilson and her situation evidently demands other accommodations than Gratiot can afford. They have the appearance of being a very respectable couple, and it must be very harrowing to the husband’s feelings to have his wife dragged round and exposed as she is.

Aug 29, 1864--Mrs. Wilson, our female prisoner, will be removed to the same building, but we have decided that her little "coming event" should be called "Gratiot" in honor of our institution and in commemoration of her first experience in prison life; her health has been very poor since she has been confined in Gratiot, and it is to be hoped the change may prove beneficial.

SEPT. 2, 1864-—Our new lady prisoner, of last evening, is a Miss Jane Hancock, arrested for smuggling ammunition through the lines. Eleven of the Myrtle street ladies were brought over this evening and all except two are young ladies, one of the two is a very old lady, seemed quite feeble, scarcely able to walk; the other had a little child with her. Nearly all of them were dressed in black. On their arrival at Gratiot, supper was prepared for them in the officer’s dining room, after which they were conducted to their quarters. Mrs. Wilson and Miss Hancock were taken from the round room and placed with them, making thirteen in all, in the feminine mess.

 

names added April 12, 2002--various sources, newspapers, magazine articles
Nina K. Hough from a New York Times article datelined St. Louis July 13, 1864--wife of Warnock Hough/daughter of B. F. Massey, former Secretary of State. Arrested in St. Louis enroute from Memphis to Jefferson City. Had in here possession a portion of a human skull upon which was written "December 31, 1861, Wilson's Creek." She said it was from a Union soldier.

Info from "A Friend of the Enemy" by Louis S. Gerteis in the Missouri Historical Review, April 2002:

Sallie McPheeters and children (George B., Mary A. William) Sallie Buchannan McPheeters, wife of William McPheeters and her children in Gratiot two days then banished (cited to Pro. Mar. Farrar Special orders Sept 3, 1862).
Fannie M. Coons Wife of Dr. A. J. Coons. Arrested for organizing a charity fair regarded as being to aid the Confederacy. Banished.
Eliza "Lily" Frost Wife of General Daniel M. Frost. Held in Chesnut St. Prison as part of the mail smuggling ring. Banished with Margaret McLure and Mary Louden in May 1863.
Mrs. Trusten Polk Held at Chesnut Street Prison.
Mrs William M. Cooke
             
             

 


 

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