Augustus Murrell Lillard (1838-1864). Enlisted in the Confederate Army at Bristol, Washington County, Virginia during the Civil War in 1861. Belong ed to the Fifty-ninth Mounted Infantry (Cooke's Reg, Eakin's Batt). Captured in 1864 and sent to Camp Morton Prison, Indianapolis, IN. Died at Camp Morton on 11-22-1864. Photo of Camp Morton. McKay family line.
Alcatraz Island Lightstation was established in 1854. The original lighthouse was damaged during the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The replacement lighthouse was first lit in 1909. The lightstation shared the island with a famous federal prison. Though both facilities are inactive and are now museums the lighthouse light is still operational and fully automated.