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By Roger Pickenpaugh

Perhaps no subject is extra heated, and the resources extra tendentious, than that of Civil struggle prisons and the remedy of prisoners of struggle (POWs). Partisans of every aspect, then and now, have vilified the opposite for maltreatment in their POWs, whereas trying to excuse their very own distressing checklist of prisoner of conflict camp mismanagement, brutality, and incompetence. it's only lately that historians have grew to become their realization to this contentious subject in an try and variety the wheat of fact from the chaff of partisan rancor.

Roger Pickenpaugh has formerly studied a Union legal camp in cautious aspect (Camp Chase) and now turns his consciousness to the Union checklist in its entirety, to enquire diversifications among camps and total felony coverage and to figure out as approximately as attainable what really occurred within the admittedly over-crowded, under-supplied, and poorly-administered camps. He additionally makes an attempt to figure out what stipulations resulted from awake govt coverage or have been the made of neighborhood officers and situations.

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