Descendants of Point Lookout POW Organization
Welcome to the 18th Descendants of Point Lookout POW’s Pilgrimage!
Each year, we the descendants, make our annual Pilgrimage to Point Lookout, Maryland
to the hallowed grounds where over 52,000 of our family were imprisoned and 1,000's of men, women and children died there from 1863-1865. We make this Pilgrimage
to mourn our dead, present a memorial tribute in their name as well as perform our living
history in their honor. Each year at this time the members of the Descendants
Organization also meet and hold their Annual Descendants meeting the evening before
the Memorial services.
Last year we dedicated the completion of our long awaited project, Confederate
Memorial Park. Many of our members and visitors could not be here due to the untimely
arrival of Tropical Storm Hannah. So this year we also greet those of you who have not
yet seen this beautiful Park. It represents the great honor which we still hold for our
ancestors who gave up so much for the cause of Southern Liberty!
Those who wish to join the Pilgrimage may do so at the times given below:
Saturday, October 10th, 2009 at 11:00 AM the Descendants will join with the SCV
Vincent Camalier Camp #1359 at the Confederate Cemetery for their Memorial Service.
The keynote speaker will be the famed Mr. H.K. Edgerton.
When the SCV Memorial is completed we will take the short walk to Confederate
Memorial Park. The Descendants Organization’s Ceremony will begin at 1:00 PM and
should last about an hour. The President of the Descendants of Pt. Lookout, Org,
William J. Hagin, will make his opening remarks and introduce the keynote speaker Rev.
FR. Alister Anderson.
There will be vendors, food as well as “Lee’s Miserables” re-enactors in the living
history area. These re-enactors are descendants who portray their ancestors in prison
We look forward to meeting one and all,
William J. Hagin, President
Descendants of Pt. Lookout, Org.