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Prisoners of the Civil War

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Libby Prison and Andersonville Prison Prisoners of the Civil War Libby Prison Conditions Libby Prisoners Only Union officers Andersonville Prison Andersonville Prison Conditions Overcrowded Andersonville Prisoners Many wrote about terrible experiences Fun Facts Henry Wirz only man
executed for war crime Libby Prison Breakout February 9, 1864 Libby Prison Carmen Camp, Morgan Mistr, and Gillian Robinson Citations "Bird's-eye view of Andersonville Prison." Image. Library of Congress. American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2013. "Exterior of Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, ca. 1865." Image. Library of Congress. American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2013. Pictures Information Harsh treatment Richmond, VA
Confederate Prison Disease High mortality rate Georgia Confederate Prison Poor ventilation "Spoon-over sleeping" Exposure Libby Prison Tobacco Warehouse Andersonville Prison "Henry Wirz: letter regarding conditions in Andersonville prison (1865)." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2013. Little food Unsanitary & filthy Little medical care “Libby Prison.” Issues & Controversies in American History. Infobase Publishing, Web. 16 Jan. 2013. <http://icah.infobaselearning.com/icahencyarticle.aspx?ID=127198>. "Civil War prisoners of war." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2013. 109 escapees Largest & most notorious Confederate prison John L. Ransom-most famous, diary "Tunnel Escape from Libby Prison." Then And Now Richmond. N.p., n.d. Web. 16
Jan. 2013. <http://richmondthenandnow.com/
Tunnel-Escape-from-Libby-Prison.html>. Clara Barton-sympathetic "Clara Barton at Andersonville Prison." Image. Library of Congress. American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 16 Jan. 2013. "Union prisoners at Andersonville Prison." Image. Library of Congress. American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 16 Jan. 2013. Colonel Thomas E. Rose Limited water Rapid spread of diseases Condeferates surprised by number Exposure 1,200 prisoners Tunnel Violence http://www.wackyowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/3-Libby-Prison-Escape.jpg 13,000, or about 30% Leader: Henry Wirz Abused http://www.libbyprison.historystreasure.com/images/Colonel%20Thomas%20E.%20Rose.png Suffering of Union Prisoners Eight Rooms, Three Floors Major A.G. Hamilton 14 days for the third tunnel
52 days from the kitchen fire-place
48 recaptured within 3 days "You are not long, however, in making yourself realize that you are a prisoner of war." The Libby Chronicle. (2008, February 12). Retrieved January 18, 2013, from Civil
War Richmond website: http://www.mdgorman.com/Prisons/Libby/
libby_chronicle_8211863.htm "To-morrow, we are to be indulged with the luxury of bacon soup, We have tasted of the promised soup: It is boiled water sprinkled with rice and seasoned with the rank juices of stale bacon" Libby Prison. (n.d.). Retrieved January 18, 2013, from Libby Prison website:
http://www.w1ljn.com/Libby%20Prison.pdf
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