Parole in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 38° 58.808′ N, 76° 32.263′ W. Marker is in Parole, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2) ľ mile south of Sommerville Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trunk of the Three Mile Oak (approx. half a mile away); The Generalís Highway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Aris T. Allen, M.D. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hockley-in-the-Hole (approx. 1.3 miles away); Annapolis Water Company (approx. 1.6 miles away); Who was Henry Davis? (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Snowden Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Visionaries of the 1960s (approx. 1.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Annapolis National Cemetery. This Department of Veterans Affairs description of the Annapolis National Cemetery includes a discussion about Camp Parole's history.
2. Photograph of Camp Parole Headquarters. The only known photograph of the Camp Parole headquarters, hosted on the Maryland State Archives Website.
Photo No. 6 and its caption are a little misleading. Camp Parole was not a prisoner of war camp for Confederate Soldiers. The inmates of Camp Parole were Union men who had been captured by the Confederates and had been freed after giving a promise (Parole of Honor) not to fight until or unless they were exchanged. The camp housed these paroled Union soldiers who could not undertake military duties until they could be officially exchanged. It may be possible to find out which of the Union soldier graves in the cemetery represent soldiers who died at Camp Parole, but it is not obvious from a casual visit.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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