Thank you for this inspiring message. He was a Greer, Scotch-Irish and must have been strong as an eagle. He was born 1831-1832, could have turned 30 in that God-forsaken place. He was up there from Feb.to Aug.1862. Thank God they exchanged him, possibly it was because he was dying or disabled. Nathan and his wife had one child, a son, and as the family line goes.... here I am.
Do you know if Camp Douglas kept any records? I think there may be hospital records from up there but I don't know how to access them.
He is now buried in the woods in Leatherwood, TN. No marker has been found. I am so proud to know he endured the worst of the time, even though it was early in Camp Douglas' infamy, 1862, I am sure it was a nightmare.
One site said that Voorhies' 48th was eaten up with measles when they were fighting for their lives at Ft. Donelson. He may have contracted them too.
Hope to learn more.