There is an area but it requires payment its called Fold3.com. Do you happen to know the individual you are seeking perhaps a Name, DOB, place of birth.
Yes. His name is Benjamin King Prater. Born in 1845. Enlisted at Camp Butler, IL. He was in Unit E77 IL Infantry and D 130 IL Infantry. He was a private. I am a member of Fold3 and could not find his name using enlistment info. Didn't know if there was another way to find a list. So I am not sure that the info which has been handed down from prev. generations is true. I know there was a prison in Tyler,TX that Union soldiers were taken to also but haven't found any info on it.
Dear Caro Eftink,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Registers of Federal Prisoners of War Confined at Andersonville Prison, Georgia (M1303) in the Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners (Record Group 249) that include the departures (deaths, escapes, transfers & exchanges) of approximately 30,000 Federal prisoners from the Confederate prison at Andersonville. You may access the descriptive pamphlet and a list of National Archives facilities that have the microfilm using the Microfilm Catalog. We also located the Register of Federal Troops Captured by the Enemy, 1862 - 1865 and 158 record series relating to Federal Prisoners of War in Record Group 249. Additionally, we located a total of 15 series in Record Group 249 relating to Andersonville. Most of these records are not available online. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com.
M1303 has been digitized by Ancestry (there may be a fee for this service) and FamilySearch. Instead, you may wish to check with your local public or university library as these institutions often provide free access to Ancestry.com.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Lastly, the National Prisoner of War Museum in cooperation with the Andersonville National Historic Site maintains a computer database of more than 42,000 names of men who are confirmed or possible prisoners of war at Andersonville. For more information, see Documenting Prisoners of War held at Andersonville.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!