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Near Castle Hayne in Pender County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Prisoner Exchange

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
1. Prisoner Exchange Marker
Inscription. Thousands of Civil War soldiers, including many held in Confederate prison at Salisbury, were exchange here, Feb. 26–Mar 4, 1865.
 
Erected 1993 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number D-99.)
 
Location. 34° 21.921′ N, 77° 53.838′ W. Marker is near Castle Hayne, North Carolina, in Pender County. Marker is on U.S. 117 near Browns Ferry Road. Click for map. It is at the county line with New Hanover County. Marker is in this post office area: Castle Hayne NC 28429, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Drawbridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Innes (approx. ¾ mile away); Alexander Lillington (approx. 5.3 miles away); General John Ashe (approx. 5.9 miles away); Edward Moseley (approx. 7.5 miles away); George Davis (approx. 7.6 miles away); Samuel Ashe (approx. 7.8 miles away); William S. Ashe (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Castle Hayne.
 
Also see . . .  Exchange of Prisoners. Article by Holland Thompson in The Photographic History of the Civil War. “Another proposition for exchange was made on January 24, 1865, and as it was then certain that the
Prisoner Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
2. Prisoner Exchange Marker
action could have little influence on the final result, exchanges were begun and continued with little interruption to the end, though much confusion was caused by the refusal of subordinates who had not been informed of the arrangements to receive the prisoners. In February, for example, General Schofield’s orders from General Grant were delayed, and for several days he declined to receive, much to the dismay of the Confederate commander, a large number of prisoners ordered to Wilmington from Salisbury and F1orence.” (Submitted on March 27, 2010.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 909 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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