More Prison information can be found at the second oldest US Army Museum, Rock Island Arsenal Museum.
Galvanized Yankees, untrusted by the Union, usually can be traced to the western states protecting settlements and battling the Indians at the end of the Civil war or shortly after. They may have taken up residence in a western state after the war. They were not accepted into the Union's celebrated Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), and were usually shunned in their southern community. Many settled west of the Mississippi after the war.
- M1017 Compiled Service Records of Former Confederate Soldiers Who Served in the 1st Through the 6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiments, 1864-1866 (65 Rolls).
- For information on the 1st through 6th U.S. Volunteer Regiments (Galvanized Yankees) be sure to research NARA: M594 - Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations. Roll #219
For detailed information on the 7CK activity and many member names of this secret society in the Rock Island prison, be sure to review Confederate Veteran, Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 65-69. This collection of memoirs and Civil War recollections can be a useful tool to any Civil War researcher (Union or Confederate) based on its historic value.