The Camp Wikoff Detention Camp Death


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General:

The following is a newspaper listing the names of men who died at Camp Wikoff's detention camp. This is not a complete list of men who died in the overall camp (of which the detention camp and detention hospital were but a part) nor those men who died on furlough attempting to recover.

The graves were for a cemetery, assumed to no longer exist, at Camp Wikoff. Notably, the original account has errors in grave numbers with several grave numbers being used more than once.

All dates refer to 1898.

The Account:

Albert Z. Becker, Pvt., 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. E, Died September 7 from typhoid, Body sent home

Bradley, George P., Sgt., 16th U.S. Infantry, Co. F, Died August 23 from apoplexy, Grave 17

Brown, Dorgan, Pvt., 25th U.S. Infantry, Died September 5 from exhaustion, Grave 16

Campbell, Peter, Pvt., 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. L, Died August 28 from dysentery, Body sent home

Cavanaugh, I. F., Pvt., 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. L, Died August 29 from malarial fever, Body sent home

Clay, A. D., Pvt., 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. D, Died September 2 from typhoid, Grave 14

Comstock, --, blacksmith, Grave 13

Craigie, Charles, Pvt., 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. N(?), Died August 27 from dysentery, Body sent home

Davis, Frank, Pvt., 2nd U.S. Infantry, Co. E, Died September 6, from typhoid, Grave 17

Day, Carleton, Pvt., 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. H, Died September 2 from malarial fever, Grave 15

Desch, Ludwig, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry (“Rough Riders”), Troop E, Died August 24 from heart [attack?], Grave 25 [Note: Desch does not appear on the Rough Riders’ roster]

Dinan, John F., 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. F, Died August 29, Grave 39

Dolan, Morris, Teamster, 3rd U.S. Infantry, Died September 2 from malarial fever, Grave 10

Dunning, T. J., Pvt., 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. M, Died August 27 from typhoid, Grave 18

Earl, D. M., Pvt., 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. L, Died September 3 from malarial fever, Grave 37

Eck, Michael, Pvt., 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. E, Died September 10 from typhoid, Body sent home

Genske, Charles, Pvt., 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. D, Died September 1 from typhoid, Grave 12.

Gleason, George, Pvt., 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. L, Died September 12 from dysentery

Goff, E. W., Sgt., 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. I, Died September 3 from malarial fever, Body sent home

Griggs, William H., Pvt., 24th U.S. Infantry, Co. H, September 9, from typhoid, Grave 19

Harrison, Robert F., Pvt., 1st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Co. E, Died September 12 from malarial fever, Grave 20

Hartsgrove, John W., Pvt., 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. K, Died September 7 from remittent fever, Body sent home.

Howard, John F., Pvt., 9th U.S. Infantry, Co. E, Died August 25 from pneumonia

Hoyt, Harry, Pvt., 1st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Co. B, Died September 9 from typhoid, Body sent home

Jansea(?), John, Died August 28 from malarial fever, Grave 3

Jones, Benjamin, Pvt., 1st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Co. I, Died September 3 from malarial fever, Body sent home

Jones, Frank P., Pvt., 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. K, Died August 27 from dysentery, Body sent home

Keegan, John F., Pvt., 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co G, Died September 9 from malarial fever, Body sent home

Koehn, Henry, Pvt., 16th U.S. Infantry, Co. A, August 17 from malarial fever, Grave 2

Luke, Albert De, Pvt., 34th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. K, Died September 2 from malarial fever, Body sent home.

Maddox, Thomas C. S., Pvt., 1st District of Columbia Volunteer Infantry, Co. B, Died September 7 from dysentery, Body sent home

Marshall, W. A., Pvt., 1st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Co. G, Died August 30 from dysentery, Body sent home

Menler (?) George B., Pvt., 3rd U.S. Infantry, Co. C, Died September 9 from dysentery, Body sent home

Meyers, William O., Pvt., 22nd U.S. Infantry, Co. G, Died September 5, from dysentery, Grave 18

Moran, John, Pvt., 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. H, Died August 27 from malarial fever, Grave 6

Pardee, Ray, Pvt., 34th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. K, Died September 1from typhoid. Body sent away.

Pfister, Edward, Pvt., 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. E, Died August 28 from heart [attack?], Grave 4

Pickworth, Albert, Pvt., 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co G, Died September 5 from an intestinal obstruction, Body sent home

Pierson, W. D., Sgt., 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. M, Died August 21 from Dysentery, Grave 17

Rogers, James L., 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. K, Died September 8 from Malarial fever, Body sent home

Ross, William, Pvt., 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co F, Died September 8 from  exhaustion, Body sent home

Rouse, Frank, Pvt., 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. M, Died August 18 from Malarial fever, Grave 5

Ryan, William B., Pvt., 1st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Co. A, Died September 1 from malarial fever, Grave 11

Schroter, August, Pvt., 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. K, Died August 23 from Typhoid, Grave 8

Secord, Edward, Pvt., 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. C, Died September 7 from intermittent fever, Body sent home.

Shields, John L., Pvt., 20th U.S. Infantry, Died September 1, from typhoid, Grave 8

Simpson, John, Pvt., 10th U.S. Infantry, Co. E, Died August 24 from malarial fever, Grave 23

Sinstegard, Richard, Pvt., 3rd U.S. Infantry, Co. D, Died August 31 from dysentery, Grave 9

Skank, Charles, 3rd U.S. Cavalry band, Died September 9, from dysentery, Grave 7

Tickham (Tinkham?), Frank, 1st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Co. F, Died September 12 from typhoid, Body sent home

Unknown, Died August 27 from dysentery, Grave 1

Washburn, C. W., Pvt., 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. F, Died September 3 from malarial fever, Body sent home

Welsch, John, Pvt., 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co K, Died September 10 from malarial fever, Body sent home

Woodhull, Pvt., 3rd U.S. Cavalry, Troop F, Died August 28 of malarial fever, Grave 6



Bibliography:

"Deaths in Detention Camp," Brooklyn Eagle., September 15, 1898, page 2.


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