4832Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Paroles
- Jun 29, 2008Dave,
This is great stuff. Thanks.
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.
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