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There are only two cards in his CMSR. The first is copied from a muster roll for the period May 1 through June 30, 1864. It indicates that Pvt. E. B. Rembert was present with his command, Co. F, 4th Mississippi Cavalry. It states that he was enlisted on Aug. 31, 1863, at Sweet Water, by Lt. McLaurin for a period of three years. The second card is a record of the surrender of his company. It states that "E.B. Rembert, Pvt., Co. F, 4th Mississippi Cavalry, appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War* of Co. F, 4 Miss. Regiment of Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Commanded by Col. C.C. Wilbourn, surrendered at Citronelle, Ala.** by Lieut. Gen. R. Taylor, C. S. A., to Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby, U.S.A., May 4, 1865, and paroled at Gainesville, Ala., May 12, 1865. The card states that his residence is Copiah County, Mississippi.

* These men were not "captured" or held in prisoner of war camps. They remained with their commands until paroled.
** These records are often misinterpreted. The army was not with Gen. Taylor at Citronelle. Only Gen. Taylor and a couple of staff officers were present to sign, and witness the signing of the surrender documents. After the surrender, orders went out to Gen. Taylor's command, the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, scattered throughout those states, to gather at predetermined places so rolls could be taken and paroles issued. Those men not with their commands were instructed to proceed to one of the designated parole sites so that they too could be recorded and paroled.

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