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Petersburg (Castle Thunder)
Prisoner of War Camp

Search, View, Print Union & Confederate Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865

Confederate 1862-1865
Petersburg, Virginia

There were 2 Castle Thunder's in the South. The camp in Petersburg was called Castle Thunder because of the constant thunder heard from the nearby battles.

The camp was first set up as a temporary prison to relieve overcrowding from other established prisons in the region.

The camp was the prison type of using existing older buildings and converted into a prison. There isn't very much information on this prison camp.

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