I scan these postings looking for Fort Delaware POWs so that I can up date our database records.
You wrote: >>>I am going to list some of the info from his service records and his info from the Alabama Civil War Soldiers Database. -- He was captured May 7, 1863 at Raymond, Mississippi. He is [also] listed among those captured in the Vicksburg campaign and is shown being paroled from Fort Delaware ---. <<<
I was able to follow the trail of William (no middle initial) BRADEN from the 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry (aka 33rd Mississippi Infantry) back to Company A, 27th Alabama Infantry. "Wm BRADEN" in the 3rd Battalion (aka 33rd Mississippi Infantry) was enrolled at Florence, Alabama on 27 DEC 1861 by S. D. Weakley for 12 months service. "Wm BRADEN" of Company A, 27th Alabama Infantry was enrolled 16 DEC 1861 at Newburg [Alabama] by T. J. Foster for 12 months service. The difference in dates and places of enrollment may simply reflect the initial transfer of this company intended for the 27th Alabama to the 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry. Alan will have a better handle on this. The two 33rd Mississippi Infantry muster rolls covered April 16 to June 30, 1862 and July & August 1862. Both records show that he was absent sick in an unnamed general hospital. The preprinted footnote to the cards indicates that this Company I was one of the two companies recruited for the 27th Alabama Infantry and transferred back to the 27th Alabama on orders dated 29 NOV 1862. So far, so good!
Wm (no middle initial) BRADEN's 27th Alabama Compiled Military Service Records shows that he was sent sick into Vicksburg [prior to 18 MAY 1863 when the siege began] and captured at Vicksburg on 4 JUL 1863. He was paroled on 6 JUL 1863. A copy of the Vicksburg parole certificate appears in his CMSR with his clear signature "Wm. Braden" which was attested to by 2LT J. H. Robinson, Co. G, 27th Alabama Infantry who was also captured at Vicksburg. This is not a hospital parole record but one done in camp behind the lines at Vicksburg so he must have recovered sufficiently to serve in the lines defending Vicksburg during the siege. He was later accounted for in a camp for paroled & exchanged prisoners (record doesn’t say but my guess is at Demopolis, Alabama) where he was issued clothing on 3 NOV 1863. There were no further records in his 27th Alabama Infantry file.
I did not find the “Captured 7 MAY 1863 at Raymond – paroled at Fort Delaware 3 JUL 1863” record that you cited from the Alabama Civil War Soldiers Database. This would have been a Federal POW record created at Fort Delaware. It would normally be backed up by a trail of previous Federal POW records that would take the prisoner to Camp Morton and on to Fort Delaware. I could find none of these records in the CMSR.
The Fort Delaware Society database contains a bare entry of the name “William H. BRADEN” extracted from a Fort Delaware hospital roll with no information about unit of origin, date and place of capture, etc. I am currently going through the “W. H. BRADEN” and “William H. BRADEN” CMSRs to see if I can identify this man. There are several, mostly from Tennessee, which I need to examine. Will you all know if I come up within anything that relates back to Denise's search.
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