Category: American Civil War POW Camps

Categories: Prisoners of War, United States Civil War | Prisoner of War Camps

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Lacking a means for dealing with large numbers of captured troops early in the American Civil War, the U.S. and Confederate governments relied on the traditional European system of parole and exchange of prisoners. While awaiting exchange, prisoners were confined to permanent camps. Neither Union or Confederate prison camps were always well run and it was common for prisoners to die of starvation or disease.


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abt 1821 Sumter, South Carolina, United States - abt 18 Jan 1896

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