Posted By:Thompson
Subject:Re: John Kemp Surrendered May 4 1865 Citronelle AL Info Please
Post Date:August 17, 2012 at 12:42:01
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I have just reread the information from Hugh at the Fort Delaware Society.

In his search for John Kamp/Kemp from Lafayette Co MS who enrolled in Company D, 4th Mississippi Infantry/later Cavalry he reported that John was sent to Camp Morton IN and then Fort Delaware in 1864 and was paroled from the hospital in Fort Delaware in 1864 because of being unfit for duty for at least 60 days.

He went on to say that he was to be sent back to his regiment in MS, but that if he became able he should return to Richmond.

He stated that he found no documentation to tell what happened next. He also said, "had he been present for duty when the end came on 4 May 1865 at Citronelle, AL for the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisana, John would have received his final parole at Meridian MS a few days later with the regiment."

Now, could this be his final parole that I mentioned in my previous post: John Kemp from Oxford MS (Lafayette Co MS)? Citronelle and Meridian locations mentioned.

I also found in the prison of war records:
Camp Morton IN records: John Kamp 4th MS Co D transferred to Fort Delaware March 19 1864
Prison Of War Register: John Kemp 4th MS Co D transferred to Fort Delaware March 19 1864. (His personal records indicate that he used both John Kamp and John Kemp.)

Thanks for helping in my search!

He went on to say that