One Of The Many Controversial Issues To Emerge From The Civil War Was The Treatment Of Prisoners Of War At Two Stockades, The Confederate Prison At Andersonville, Georgia, And The Union Prison At Elmira, New York, Suffering Was Acute And Mortality Was High.During Its Single Year Of Existence, Money Was Expended On The Elmira Prison Than In Any Of The Other Union Stockades Even With This Record Spending, A Ignominious Figure Was Attached To Elmira Of The Than 12,000 Confederates Imprisoned There, Nearly 3,000 Die While In Captivity The Highest Rate Among All The Northern Prisons The Authors Conclusions Are Based On New, Little Known, Or Never Used Archival Materials In A Similar Vein, His Description Of The Prison Culture Is Especially Illuminating.
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- 228 pages
- The Business of Captivity
- Michael P. Gray
- 09 July 2017 Michael P. Gray