- Jan 15, 2018
Both brothers were imprisoned at Point Lookout, then released a few months later. They returned to their unit. Both were captured AGAIN (at Petersburg), and returned to their “accommodations” in Maryland. Emelius was paroled. Rufus, was not. He died and was buried at Point Lookout in June of 1865 leaving behind a wife and two young children. Census records indicate that Emelius and his family took in his brother’s widow and children.
When we teach history, we teach life. And Gettysburg, though famous for death is full of life!