Your Uncle was at Point Lookout at the same time mine was. Mine didn't survive. He died in March of '65. Reading of events in the older textbooks that did mention 'that war', POW's were not discussed. It was mostly cut and dry reports of battles to fill in the timeline for a Federal victory. Once the diaries, letters and other, more detailed records were available to us and we began to see the real picture I'd guess that many of us developed a deep respect for those who came before. My "Aha" moment was when I figured out where my GGGrand was when captured at Gettysburg and read up on his unit and what they were trying to do. He may have been remembered by some family members who knew him as a poor farmer who did enjoy a nip or two but in my eyes, he is larger than life because he survived Ft Delaware. He was at Gettysburg and other places that I had only heard of. Once I followed his trail, and then learned the fate of his brothers, how can I not be proud of him and what he did? We all show our respect by doing this digging and trying to learn more. I believe they would be happy we are doing this and they aren't forgotten.