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4832Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Paroles

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  • Stephen Recker
    Jun 29, 2008
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      This is great stuff. Thanks.

      Stephen Recker

      On Saturday, June 28, 2008, at 08:53 PM, David Clugh wrote:

      > Information I have from military records indicates that a relative on
      > my Mother's side of my family named Elias Shepler, Sgt. CoB, 20th
      > Reg't PA. Calvary (which later became the 181st Regiment after Lee's
      > surrender) was captured at New Market, Va. on May 30th, 1864. He was
      > immediately "paroled and reported to Harrisburg, PA.(date not given)
      > then sent to Camp Parole, MD. June 21, 1864.
      > Further more, he was exchanged at some unstated date and rejoined his
      > unit before Petersburg, VA. fighting at White Oak Road and Five Forks
      > March 31 - April 1, 1865. When Lee's army retreated from Petersburg
      > the 20th was in the vanguard of the "chase" fighting again at Sailor's
      > (Saylors) Creek where Elias Shepler was killed in action April 6th,
      > 1865. He along with others who were buried on that field at Harper &
      > Marshall's Plantation and was reinterred at Poplar Grove Cemetary,
      > Petersburg, VA., Grave No. 692, Section E Division E.
      > I have no information as to how the parole worked as far as getting
      > the prisoners from point of capture to Camp Parole. I assume at some
      > point, the railroad came into play.
      > I just thought that this might make it more interesting for the group
      > to see actural records of a parolee.
      > Your Humble Servant,
      > Dave Clugh
      > Dave Clugh
      > Sergeant, 3rd PA Light Inf. Coy.
      > www.hmisite.com
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