On this day: a prisoner of war | In Times Gone By…

Treatment of prisoners of war in the United States during the Civil War was often harsh, with prisons on both sides overcrowded, and with very few resources available. Food was scarce and thousands…

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One thought on “On this day: a prisoner of war | In Times Gone By…

  1. A hard-fought war, with poor conditions for prisoners on both sides. It is easy to forget the plight of prisoners in earlier or ancient wars, but at least by the 1860s, we had the benefit of photographic evidence.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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