Civil War Fact: The Prison Camps Were Total Hell
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Warfare History Network


New archaeological digs conducted across the country might be able to offer new insight into prison life during the American Civil War.

According to a recent CNN article, 2014 marks the 150 anniversary of “the peak year of suffering” in American Civil War prisons. Andersonville, officially known as Camp Sumter, held more prisoners at any given time than any other Confederate military prison; according to the Civil War Trust, more than 45,000 Union soldiers...


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