Part of the National Park Civil War Series. In the very beginning of the Civil War, prisoners of war were exchanged right on the battlefield, a private for a private, a sergeant for a sergeant and a captain for a captain. In 1862 this system broke down and caused the creation of large holding pens for prisoners in the North and South. These holding pens soon became permanent prisons. In the South, the prison camp at Andersonville soon came to symbolize a national tragedy as human misery reached its zenith. This booklet also includes photos and summaries of the other Civil War prison camps in the North and South. Softcover; 44 pages.
Published by Eastern National. This publication is proudly printed in the USA.