Battle of Arkansas Post, Fort Hindman, 1863

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As you can see if you check out Andrew Jackson Huffman, he died tween 2 January 1862 (suspected to be enlistment date) and 11 January 1863 -- or 2 March 1863 as a POW in Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois. 
We've used the DOD of 11 Jan 1863 but Stacie (and I) think that the DOD is more likely 2 March 1863. But I at least have no idea where online I could find a list of deceased POW at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois

So that would be at least one question in this post: does anyone know of a list of deceased POW? 
Another question: It WOULD at least be helpful to know if he died on or before the surrender of the fort, or if he was listed as being taken prisoner and transported.  Is there a list of those taken prisoner (Conferate)? 

Either list would be helpful in determining when he died and where. 

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in Genealogy Help by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (499k points)

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http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/  has a list of Arkansas Confederates who died at Camp Butler and Camp Douglas. You can search by names. I found that most of Camp Dougles pows were sent there to be traded. Altho I'm sure that several died also. .
by Lynette Jester G2G6 Mach 6 (65.5k points)
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crying crying Total bummer. He's there, listed, Andrew Jackson Huffman, enlisted 1 Jun 1862, at Antoine, AR, captured 11 Jan 1863, shipped to Camp Douglas 8 Feb 1863 and died there 28 March 1863.  Total bummer. I was fairly certain he died "in the war", but to die in that pit of Hades ... 

Sorry that your ancestor died there. Thats the main reason I like Gerdes so well for AR soldiers.  If they have any info on them, they give it.  They have my Jesters conflated. But I know who belonged to which brother.   And Thanks for chosing my answer.
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There is a memorial at the site in Chicago. I believe it has the names, but can’t remember if it has he dates of death.

Here is an article and some photos of the monument:

https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/national_cemeteries/Illinois/Confederate_Mound_Oak_Woods_Cemetery.html

George Levy wrote a marvelous book, To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-1865. It exposes the deliberate government policy to create the worst possible conditions there. I also had several relatives who died there.

Wikipedia has a good summary article.

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

And... here is a book at Archive that has a list of those who died there. Unfortunately, no dates.

https://archive.org/details/registerofconfed00unit/page/n5

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