From dibilitus to head wounds, your ancestors sure suffered greatly. I am sorry to hear of it. Mine must have died on the trip home in Sept. 1862; I want to know what killed him too. How did you find out? Let me know how. Maybe Nathan Greer had dibilitus too. I figure it was smallpox. Sounds so awful that your ancestor made his wife sick enough to die too.
My husband and I were discussing this, he said he knew they din't notify families that their soldier was being released or exchanged. We figure many just showed up in the front yard one day. If Lucinda Greer did not know Nathan was in the Vicksburg POW exchange, did the war office in Vicksburg, send families word of the release?
For those too sick to make it home on vouchers, did they check into Vicksburg hospitals?
I wonder if the Vicksburg paper had names of those released on that day... do you think you can still see the paper? Trying to unravel this.....