To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65 #2020

To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65 George Levy To Die in Chicago Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas Did Wirtz the commandant of Andersonville prison ever do anything as inhumanly brutal as was inflicted on Confederate prisoners in Camp Douglas Sgt T B Clore Camp Douglas survivorThe Chicago doctor

  • Title: To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65
  • Author: George Levy
  • ISBN: 9781565543317
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
  • To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65 George Levy Did Wirtz, the commandant of Andersonville prison, ever do anything as inhumanly brutal as was inflicted on Confederate prisoners in Camp Douglas Sgt T B Clore, Camp Douglas survivorThe Chicago doctors who inspected the prison in 1863 called Camp Douglas an extermination camp It quickly became the largest Confederate burial ground outside of the South.What Georg Did Wirtz, the commandant of Andersonville prison, ever do anything as inhumanly brutal as was inflicted on Confederate prisoners in Camp Douglas Sgt T B Clore, Camp Douglas survivorThe Chicago doctors who inspected the prison in 1863 called Camp Douglas an extermination camp It quickly became the largest Confederate burial ground outside of the South.What George Levy s meticulous research, including newly discovered hospital records, has uncovered is not a pretty picture The story of Camp Douglas is one of brutal guards, deliberate starvation of prisoners, neglect of the sick, sadistic torture, murder, corruption at all levels, and a beef scandal reaching into the White House.As a result of the overcrowding and substandard provisions, disease ran rampant and the mortality rate soared By the thousands, prisoners needlessly died of pneumonia, smallpox, and other maladies Most were buried in unmarked mass graves The exact number of those who died is impossible to discern because of the Union s haphazard recordkeeping and general disregard for the deceased.Among the most shocking revelations are such forms of torture as hanging prisoners by their thumbs, hanging them by their heels and then whipping them, and forcing prisoners to sit with their exposed buttocks in the ice and snow.The Confederate Camp Andersonville never saw such gratuitous barbarity.
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    1. Because I will be going to Chicago to pay homage to my GGGGrand father, I wanted to have a better understanding the year he spent in this prison.

    2. First off, before this book I never knew there was a military prison near Chicago What a horrific place it was, too The prisoners were treated so very badly Many died.

    3. This book brought so many mixed emotions to me as I read it I sat there in wonder at how any knowing government could sit back and allow such atrocities to happen I had always heard about Andersonville in the South and how back it was, but no one ever talks about Camp Douglas in the north There were so many things at Andersonville that were inexcusable but they were equaled in many ways at Camp Douglas Men were hung from their thumbs, made to ride a mule type wooden structure for hours on end, m [...]

    4. The added information was enlightening I read the first edition about 8 years ago Camp Douglas was where one of my ancestors died Worth the read.

    5. I read this book for one purpose only my Confederate ancestor survived this Union prison camp in Chicago and walked home to Mississippi at the end of the Civil War Knowing nothing about it, I decided to read it A bit dry, full of lots of information about corrupt camp commanders, poor management, lots of death, and lots of statistics Last Friday July 12, 2013 , I saw the Confederate Mound in the Oak Woods Cemetery where some 6,000 Confederate soldiers are buried victims of Camp Douglas The actua [...]

    6. What a great subject and what a poorly written book Very disjointed and hard to follow The author clearly learned much before compiling his knowledge however, that knowledge is not conveyed to the reader in a coherent and flowing fashion If I didn t have ancestors that died there, I would have quit reading.

    7. Amazing book about a little known union POW camp Great for research for projects involving the Confederate POW experience if that is what you are writing or studying family histories Learned about this book for that reason I lost two 4 times great uncles at Camp Douglas IL.

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