Private Richard Montgomery Elmore

Male 1845 - 1864  (19 years)


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  • Name Private Richard Montgomery Elmore 
    Title Private 
    Born 1845  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Sep 1864  Point Lookout, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery Scotland, St Marys County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1178  Abernathy, Robert and Sara Cubisch
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2015 

    Father Anderson Benjamin Elmore,   b. 29 Apr 1812, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1893, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Pulcheria Elizabeth Moore,   b. 1813, Greenville County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1860, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1829  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:

    • Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850 about Anderson Elmore
      Name: Anderson Elmore
      Gender: Male
      Spouse Name: Pulcheria Moore
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 19 Dec 1829
      County: Brunswick
      State: Virginia
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1845 - Brunswick County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Sep 1864 - Point Lookout, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery Scotland, St Marys County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1850 Census Northern Division, Brunswick, Virginia as Richard ELMORE
      1860 Census St Andrews Parish, Brunswick, Virginia as Richard M ELMORE
    • Residing in Brunswick, Virginia at time of enlistment. Enlisted on January 21 1863 at Diascund Bridge, Virginia as Private in the 59th Virginia Infantry, Company B. POW on May 8, 1864 at Nottoway Bridge, Virginia. Confined on May 10, 1864 at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Died as a POW.

      From "Hope" in Find A Grave
    • Point Lookout is located at the southern tip of St. Mary's County, Maryland, on a peninsula formed by the confluence of Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. It is the southernmost spot on Maryland's western shore, the coastal region on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay. The point is part of Point Lookout State Park, a Maryland state park which preserves the site of a Civil War prisoner of war camp and the Point Lookout Light, which was built here in 1830.

      AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

      Establishment of Camp
      In 1862, during the American Civil War, much of the land around Point Lookout was transformed into a bustling port and temporary city of civilians and military personnel and numerous buildings, including a large Union Army hospital, a United States Army garrison at Fort Lincoln, and a Union prisoner of war camp to hold Confederate States Army soldier captives.

      Prisoners of war held, conditions
      Of the 50,000 soldiers held in the army prison camp, who were housed in tents at Lookout Point between 1863 and 1865, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, nearly 4,000 died, although this death rate of 8 percent was less than half the death rate among soldiers who were in the field with their own armies. The camp, originally built to hold 10,000 men, swelled to between 12,000 and 20,000 prisoners after the exchange of prisoners between armies was placed on hold. The result was crowded conditions with up to sixteen men to a tent in poor sanitary conditions. It was the largest Union-run prison camp, its reputation being one of the worst.


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