Sullivan,  Thomas Jefferson Henderson

Sullivan, Thomas Jefferson Henderson

Male 1843 - 1896  (52 years)

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  • Name Sullivan, Thomas Jefferson Henderson  [1, 2
    Born 05 Dec 1843  Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Civil War 
    Died 01 Nov 1896  Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Beulah Cemetery, Smith County MS  [1
    Person ID I844  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2017 

    Father Sullivan, Frederick,   b. 20 Feb 1821, Sullivan's Hollow, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1897, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Spell, Joanna Louisa,   b. 01 Dec 1821, Covington County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1894, Mize, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1838 
    Family ID F615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Swan, Lenora Angeline "Pink",   b. 06 Jul 1848,   d. 12 Aug 1941, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Sullivan, Albert Marcella,   b. 02 Mar 1881, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1914, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  []
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Dec 1843 - Smith County, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Nov 1896 - Smith County, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Military Service - Civil War
    Military Service - Civil War

    Headstones
    Thomas Jefferson Henderson and Lenora Angeline 'Pink' (Swan) Sullivan
    Thomas Jefferson Henderson and Lenora Angeline "Pink" (Swan) Sullivan
    Thomas Jefferson Henderson Sullivan
    Thomas Jefferson Henderson Sullivan

  • Notes 
    • Thomas enlisted in 1860 in Company B, 46th Infantry Regiment with Captain Magee under Colonel Easterling.

      "Thomas Jefferson Henderson Sullivan, son of Frederick, son of Thomas, enlisted in 1860, Company B, 46th Infantry Regiment, and served with Captain Magee under Colonel Easterling. Near the close of the was he was captured, but he was honorably discharged in 1856 from the federal prison at Ship Island"

      Fort Massachusetts Prisoner of War Camp Search, View, Print Union & Confederate Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865
      Enlarge Image Camp and YearsConfederate 1864-1865AreaWest Ship Island, Mississippi Fort Massachusetts was also known as and called Ship Island. The fort was one of the last Third System forts constructed. The fort was located on Ship Island. It is a long, narrow barrier island about 10 miles off the coast of Mississippi, between Biloxi and Gulfport. The importance of this location is the strategic deep water harbor located near the island. The British Army used Ship Island to stage their invasion of New Orleans in the War of 1812.

      Construction of Fort Massachusetts did not began until 1859. It had been built as a defense fortification. By the beginning of the Civil War, little had been completed. It was occupied by the Confederates until early 1862, when it was abandoned to the Federals. The island was later used by Union troops to stage their invasion of New Orleans. Construction of the fort continued during the Civil War, with supplies brought in by ship from the North. Construction ended by 1866. The fort was never fully armed, and only manned by caretaker detachments from the end of the Civil War until its abandonment by the army around 1900.

      The first Confederate prisoners, 1,229 of them, were shipped to the fort in October 1864. Most of the prisoners had been captured in Confederate hospitals in recently captured Southern cities and towns.
      The guard duty at the prison was done by the 74th U.S. Colored Infantry and the 77th Illinois Volunteers

      LIFE & CONDITIONS:
      Upon arriving at the fort, the prisoners were held on the parade ground. There wasn't any shelters built for them, and there wasn't any lumber to be used for construction either. After numerous complaints and requests, some used, dilapitated tents finally arrived for the prisoners along with 500 sets of clothing. The tents were issued to them but the clothes weren't. The reason why was that an arrangement had been made by each government that they was to furnish its own prisoners with necessary supplies. As a result of this, the prisoners continued to suffer from exposure. The construction of prisoner barracks had been proposed, but was never approved. In April 1865, the prison reached its all-time high population of 4,356 prisoners.

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Albert Marcell Sullivan

    2. [S69] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Falkville, Morgan, Alabama; Roll: T623_35; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 129.
      Birth date: Feb 1873 Birth place: Alabama Marriage date: 1892 Marriage place: Residence date: 1900 Residence place: Falkville, Morgan, Alabama