The Descendants of Point
Lookout Prisoner of War Organization is a volunteer, historical,
patriotic, educational, memorial, unreconstructed, unapologetic,
heritage association and IS NOT affiliated with any other
organization. Its purpose is to pay homage to Confederate ancestors:
military & civilian,
men & women, of all races who were POWs at Point Lookout,
To join, any/all family members regardless
of age has only to submit proof that their Confederate ancestor
was in prison at Point Lookout.
Send as much as you like, as long as it pertains only to imprisonment. This can be copies of
their pension records, excerpts from diaries/letters, when
they were mentioned in books/magazines, oaths of allegiance, muster sheets, membership
into a UCV camp, etc. We strongly encourage a copy of a picture of your ancestor to be placed with your verification.
The ancestor can be grandfather, uncle, or cousin; just as long as the
ancestor is blood related to the applicant.
The price to join is $25.00 per year and includes correspondences via E-mail ONLY. (US mail is NOT available).
For those who had more than one ancestor at Point Lookout,
supplementals can be obtained for $8.00 each, which includes another certificate.
Those members wishing to join our POW
re-enactors, Lee’s Miserables, are encouraged to participate at various events to portray actual experiences
of our ancestors.
We can provide Point Lookout programs complete with speaker
and slides for your historical or civic organization.
“THE PARAPET” is the organization’s bi-monthly unreconstructed
newsletter. All news and items of interest should be submitted to the address
below. The PARAPET name was chosen because it is the purpose of our newsletter
to “overlook the whole camp” and publish all known happenings at
Point Lookout that we can possibly learn. Whatever any of us are searching for
or have to share about the prison camp, we’re all interested, because Point
Lookout touched all our members’ lives. We all have Confederate
POW blood flowing in our veins!
Click here for membership application.