Civil War Parole Camps of Annapolis, Maryland
Rebecca Morris, of Anne Arundel Co. Historical Society
FEBRUARY 26, SUNDAY, 3 PM
In 1862, Annapolis became the main depot on the east coast for Union prisoners released on parole by the Confederacy.
The camps, and the army regiments stationed in and around the city, changed Annapolis from a sleepy market town to an overcrowded city filled with thieves, murderers, and prostitutes.
This presentation will discuss the creation of the parole camps and the stories of the men who came there, a fascinating but little known facet of local history in Anne A