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Parole in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Camp Parole
 
Camp Parole Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, October 8, 2007
1. Camp Parole Marker
 
Inscription. Located in this vicinity, one of three camps established during the Civil War to accept paroled Union prisoners of war for Confederate prisoners similarly confined in the south. Over the course of the war, thousands of soldiers were held here until they were returned to their regiments or sent home. Many who did not survive are buried in Annapolis National Cemetery
 
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).
 
Cemetery Building Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 5, 2007
2. Cemetery Building Marker
 

 
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. (Submitted on October 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Photograph of Camp Parole Headquarters. The only known photograph of the Camp Parole headquarters, hosted on the Maryland State Archives Website. (Submitted on October 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1.
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.
    — Submitted July 1, 2013.
 
National Register of Historic Places Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 5, 2007
3. National Register of Historic Places Marker
On the grounds of the Annapolis National Cemetery
 
 
Annapolis National Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 5, 2007
4. Annapolis National Cemetery
The Annapolis National Cemetery, referenced in the marker, is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of West Street and Taylor Avenue.
 
 
Camp Parole Annapolis Maryland Photo, Click for full size
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, circa May 5, 1966
5. Camp Parole Annapolis Maryland
 
 
John Frashier Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 5, 2007
6. John Frashier Grave Marker
There are a few (less than a dozen) Confederate soldiers buried in the Annapolis National Cemetery. John Frashier, died May 19, 1864, is one of them.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,648 times since then. Last updated on June 27, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on October 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.   6. submitted on November 6, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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