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Roll of Prisoners of War Paroled at Richmond

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-102

Scope and Content

This collection contains a list of Union soldiers who were released from a Confederate prisoner of war camp in 1865. The list conatins the names of 47 Confederate soldiers and provides their ranks, company, regiment, when they were captured, where they were captured and their signature.

The top of the document reads, "We the undersigned, Prisoners of War, do give our parole of honor that we will not take up arms again, nor serve as military police or constabulary force in any fort, garrison or field-work, nor as gaurds of prisons depots or stores, nor to discharge any duty usually performed by soldiers, nor will we give any information, nor do any act that may be injurous to the Confederate States, until exchanged under the provisions of the Cartel entered into July 22, 1862."

Dates

  • 1865

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Administrative History

This document most likely came from Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. Libby Prison was a Confederate prison during the Civil War that was used to hold union prisoners of war. Libby Prison was created in March of 1862 and was an "officers-only facility" that also served as a "processing center for all Union prisoners". After the fall of Richmond in April 1865, Libby Prison was used by the Union to hold Confederate officials.

Source: Libby Prison

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains a list of Union soldiers who were released from a Confederate prisoner of war camp in 1865. The list conatins the names of 47 Confederate soldiers and provides their ranks, company, regiment, when they were captured, where they were captured and their signature.

Source of Acquisition

The Roll of Prisoners of War Paroled in Richmond was pruchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 2015.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Roll of Prisoners of War Paroled in Richmond by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Roll of Prisoners of War Paroled at Richmond was completed in September 2023.

Title
Roll of Prisoners of War Paroled at Richmond, 1865
Status
Completed
Author
Tyler Williams, Student Assistant
Date
2023 (CC0 1.0)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308