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Researching a Civil War Prisoner of War
by Craig Scott
A compiled military service record might tell you that your ancestor was a prisoner of war. But then what. There are other records to look for that will describe their parole, exchange or time as a prisoner.
Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 8,500 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty-five years, he specializes in records of the National Archives, especially those that relate to the military. He has coordinated the Military tracks at IGHR, SLIG and GRIP in years past. He is currently the Coordinator of the SLIG Consultation Track, helping students solved their brick wall problems.
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