I apologize if this has already been discussed somewhere - I did a search but hadn't located a thread (yet!) My great-great grandfather's brother was taken prisoner at Chancellorsville...but eventually went home, and was listed as a deserter. From notes left by an older cousin who has since passed, this has been a question mark but no one in the family talked about the war at all (even though 3 brothers served, and if my research is correct, one of them was at Appomatox during the surrender - that should have been a happy war story!) Anyway, apparently based on certain theories we're not sure he actually deserted, and he doesn't have any living blood descendants anymore so there's really no one to tell his story. I haven't been able to track down where soldiers from the 148th Pennsylvania were held...and if some of them may have been released due to over-capacity and sent home with the instructions they were not permitted to rejoin their units, but the union army didn't recognize these agreements and listed them as deserters. Anyone have any knowledge on the subject?