Immortal Captives: The Story of Six Hundred Confederate Officers and the United States Prisoner of War Policy

Immortal Captives: The Story of Six Hundred Confederate Officers and the United States Prisoner of War Policy -

In 1864, the prisoner exchange program had collapsed, a failure politically motivated by Abraham Lincoln's war council. Some victims of the program's failure were 600 Confederate officers from all 14 Southern states who were denied parole. In Charleston Harbor, 50 officers were held as human shields against the artillery fire of their comrades. ... Read More

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