Tag Archives: Prisons

another man without a country?

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch December 22, 1865: The last Confederate prisoner. –The last Confederate prisoner of war has been released, on condition that he would leave the country. The Baton Rouge Gazette of the 5th says: A letter received … Continue reading

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no malice, just fact

From The New-York Times November 26, 1865: THE ANDERSONVILLE PRISON.; A Careful and Accurate Survey of the Place. Nature and Condition of the Surrounding Country.The Military Arrangements for the Care of Prisoners. Fearful Revelations of the Character of Their Treatment.Irresistible … Continue reading

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Probability of dying at “Hellmira” From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in July 1865: REBEL PRISONERS AT ELMIRA. – The Elmira Advertiser gives the statistics of the number of rebels that have been imprisoned at Elmira. The whole number … Continue reading

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exterminate them!

A Seneca County, New York newspaper in 1864 said it was skeptical about reports of the horrible conditions in Southern prison camps – until it spoke with a couple native sons who had survived the experience: RETURNED PRISONERS. Lieut. CORT. … Continue reading

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prison necrology

From The New-York Times December 17 1864: THE PRISON PENS IN THE SOUTH; Necrology of the Union Captives. The Dead at Savannah, at Florence and at Andersonville. Leaves from a Diary Kept at Florence, South Carolina. Glimpses of Life in … Continue reading

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no relief

Secretary of State William H. Seward was not going to let the British distribute aid to rebels in Union prison camps. From the Richmond Daily Dispatch December 12, 1864: The British Relief Fund for Confederate prisoners — Seward Refuses to … Continue reading

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“the eager, hungry glare”

A local paper reprinted part of a very long report in the November 26, 1864 issue of The New-York Times that detailed the bad condition of exchanged Union soldiers. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper on December 8, 1864: … Continue reading

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“insurrectionists cried out for mercy”

A Richmond newspaper admired the effectiveness and restraint of the Confederate garrison that thwarted an attempted mass escape by Union prisoners at Salisbury, North Carolina. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in December 1864: Attempt of the Union Prisoners … Continue reading

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Andersonville North

“in a land of plenty; to die of lingering torture.” From the Richmond Daily Dispatch November 16, 1864: The Treatment of Southern prisoners at the North. We find in the Washington National Intelligencer a private letter relative to the condition … Continue reading

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utilitarian argument?

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in September 1864: Terrible Suffering of Federal Prisoners. The public mind is becoming very much disturbed at the terrible condition of the Federal prisoners now in the hands of the enemy. Among the … Continue reading

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