My 2X Great grandfather was captured at South Mountain (aka Fox's Gap), MD on 14 September 1862.
According to the info I received from the Natl. Archives, he was exchanged & delivered (from New York?) at Aiken's Landing, VA, 6 Oct. 1862.
At the bottom of the exchange information, the record says:
"' Rolls of 694 Paroled Confederate Prisoners of War, sent from New York to Aiken's Landing, Oct. 6th, 1862.'"
"' Received from 1st Lieut. L. A. Grill, the above named prisoners of war, Confederate Service, Paroled for Exchange. Robt. (?) Ould, Agent for Exchange. Oct. 6th, 1862'"
"'Declared Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Nov. 10th, 1862.'"
I have so many questions! Where would he have been imprisoned? If a soldier was "paroled," where did they stay? how did they live?
He was only a Private, and, we believe he was born in 1814, so he was older -- and apparently not in great health. He died of pneumonia in early December of 1862, at the Camp Winder Hospital in Richmond, VA.
Does anyone have any info on where he might have been taken? And where is Aiken's Landing, VA (I know it was on the James River).
Thanks so much for any information you might be able to provide!