Fort Delaware

Captain James Lile Lemon of the Eighteenth Georgia was one of the Knoxville POWs sent to Fort Delaware, on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River southwest of Wilmington.

At least 2,400 Confederate prisoners died there and are buried in its national cemetery, Finn’s Point, in nearby New Jersey. But Lemon, one of the Immortal Six Hundred, escaped that fate. He lived until 1907 and is buried in Cobb County, Georgia

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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