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The 46th Mississippi Infantry Regiment:  A Regimental History

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by Bill White

46th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

Chambers Vicksburg Parole

 

VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, JULY 8th, 1863

TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, KNOW YE THAT:

I, W. P. Chambers , a Sergt  of Co B, 46th Reg't Infantry
Vols. C. S. A., being a prisoner of War, in the hands of the United States Forces, in virtue
of the capitulation of the City of Vicksburg and its Garrison, by Lient. Gen. John C. Pem-
berton, C. S. A., Commanding, on the 4th day of July 1863, do in pursuance of the terms
of said capitulation, give this my solemn parole under oath --
     That I will not take up arms again against the United States, nor serve in any military
police or constabulary force in any Fort, garrison or field work, held by the Confederate
States of America, against the United States of America, nor as guard of prisoners, depot or
stores, nor discharge any duties usually performed by Officers or soldiers against the United
States of America, until duly exchanged by the proper authorities.


(signature) W. P. Chambers  

       


Sworn to and subscribed before me at Vicksburg, Miss., this 10th day of July, 1863.

(signed) Sam Roper, 56th Reg't Ills Inft Vols
Captain and Paroling Officer

 


Text of the Parole of William Pitt Chambers, signed 10 July 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Confederate Parole Record - Example

 Example parole record image of:
J. Peeler, Third Lieutenant, 59th MS Infantry, Company K

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Works Cited:

In addition to those works cited below, this article was developed with the research assistance of Mr. Ward Calhoun and The Constantine Rea Historical Society.  Much on Mr. Calhoun's own research and his publications as well as information provided by the Society have gone into this article.  To purchase Mr. Calhoun's publications, please contact the Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History for a list of his works.  Their website can be found at the following link:

The Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History

Example Vicksburg Parole image courtesy of the United States National Parks Service.  Please visit their site at http://www.nps.gov

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