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By Muriel Phillips Joslyn

"Some of the lads had no blankets, and all of us slept on naked forums. It was once so chilly that the men who had no blankets needed to stroll all evening to maintain from freezing . . . it kind of feels to me that i will pay attention these bad fellows yet-walking, jogging up and down on that brick floor."
-Maj. David B. Coulter, 12th Arkansas Infantry

"Immortal Captives grounds itself seriously in meticulous and thorough research."
--The Midwest booklet Review

Through the personal letters, written tales, and magazine entries of hundreds of thousands of accomplice officials, Mauriel Phillips Joslyn offers a relocating and heartbreaking account of the 600 accomplice infantrymen who suffered in Union custody. After Lincoln and his warfare council dissolved the prisoner trade software in 1864, the North used captured officials from all states within the seceded South to set an instance to the rest Confederacy.

Malnutrition and nutrition deficiencies took a negative toll, and the officials, who have been denied therapy, slowly starved in the course of the demanding iciness months. After a rumor that Yankee infantrymen have been shot by means of their very own military, the Union intentionally positioned fifty accomplice prisoners in a stockade at Charleston Harbor. compelled less than the artillery hearth in their personal comrades, those Southern heroes suffered mercilessly and unjustly in Northern arms. The final of the surviving 600 accomplice officials weren't published until eventually numerous months after the top of the Civil War.

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