I believe we've corresponded before about a ancestor / relative of mine that died at Ft.Delaware ( John Copass of the 60th Tenn. ) I was directed by Mr.Martin to this thread. My paternal gr,gr,grandfather, David Land was held at Hart's Island. He was a private in Co.I 13th N.C.infantry Captured April 2,1865 during the breakthrough at Petersburg. Processed at City Point, Va. April 7th. He was held till June 19th then released upon taking the oath. Family " oral history " says he " walked back to North Carolina barefoot " I was interested in your statement about the rebels receiving rail transportation to the nearest point closest home. He was a conscript from Wilkes County. Can you tell how far he was probably brought. There is no record of his taking the oath in his CMSR I've a number of East Tennessee Confederates on the maternal side of my family tree who were paroled at Vicksburg. Their paroles are part of their record. Wonder why the deference ? Anyway if your the same Mr.Simmons I've talked with before it's good to speak to you again. I recall you were most helpful back then !!!!
Thanks, Glenn Land