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Indiana POW's in Texas

I research Camp Ford, which was a Prisoner of War Camp near Tyler, Texas. The last prisoners were paroled from this facility on May 22, 1865.

In early May, 1865 a Reserve Corps Guard named Larkin Gyger was arrested for allowing prisoners to escape. He was from Shawswick Township, Lawrence County, Indiana, had moved to Texas in the mid 1850's and had relatives among the inmates who he allowed to escape.

Indiana Units with prisoners at this camp at this time were as follows: Inf. 16th, 43rd, 50th, 52nd. Cav. 1st, Arty. 1st Btty, 2nd Btty.

I realize that this is looking for a needle in a haystack, but it would be nice to try to identify these men. Any help would be appreciated. Possible family names are Winters, Montgomery, Adams.