Camp Douglas: Chicago's Civil War Prison

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Thousands of Confederate soldiers died in Chicago during the Civil War, not from battle wounds, but from disease, starvation, and torture as POWs in a military prison three miles from the Chicago Loop. Initially treated as a curiosity, attitudes changed when newspapers reported the deaths of Union soldiers on southern battlefields. As the prison population swelled, deadly diseases--smallpox, dysentery, and pneumonia--quickly spread through Camp Douglas. Starving prisoners caught stealing from garbage dumps were tortured or ...

Camp Douglas: Chicago's Civil War Prison 2007, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738551753

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Camp Douglas: Chicago's Civil War Prison 2007, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531632267

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