Albert Groom was taken prisoner, along with his brother-in-law, James T. Goode. They were both incarcerated at Elmira POW camp. James Goode and his brother Washington Goode died and are buried at the Elmira POW cemetery. Albert survived Elmira and was released 19 June 1865. He was in such poor health from the depravity of the POW camp, that he lived only a few months after his release. At least he was buried in Gloucester, Virginia, and not in a POW Cemetery in Elmira New York, as his brother-in-law was.