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BELLE ISLE CIVIL WAR PRISON, UNION TROOPS PRISONERS in Collectibles, Militaria, Civil War (1861-65) | eBay

This portrait shows a group of veteran Union soldiers who were POWs during the Civil War. The banner lists the various Confederate prisons: Andersonville, Libby, Belle Isle and Florence. This photo was taken at a POW reunion, possibly the 18th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in Minneapolis in 1884. The original title was “Great group of ex-Union prisoners”. (History By Zim)

This portrait shows a group of veteran Union soldiers who were POWs during the Civil War. The banner lists the various Confederate prisons: Andersonville, Libby, Belle Isle and Florence.

Libby Prison - The Libby Prison Escape was one of the most famous (and successful) prison breaks during the American Civil War. Overnight between February 9 and February 10, 1864, more than 100 imprisoned Union soldiers broke out of their prisoner of war building at Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia.

VA, Richmond, Libby Prison - originally a ship supply shop encompassing an entire city block. Became a prison for captured Union officers. In February 1864 over 100 Union prisoners-of-war escaped from captivity by tunnelling out.

Union prisoners draw rations at Camp Sumter, also known as Andersonville Prison, 17 August 1864

Union prisoners draw rations at Camp Sumter, also known as Andersonville Prison, 17 August 1864 (NARA Photo) [1247x772]

Union prisoners draw rations at Camp Sumter, also known as Andersonville Prison, 17 August 1864 (NARA Photo)

Camp Chase was a Federal POW camp that held over 25,000 Confederate prisoners during the war, along with hundreds of civilians who were arrested for criticizing the Lincoln Government. 2,260 soldiers died in the prison due to intentional policies of the denial of food, clothing, and shelter, as well as occasional extra-judicial executions of prisoners by the guards. The mortality rate of 9% was roughly half that of the Dachau concentration camp.

Camp Chase was a Federal POW camp that held over Confederate prisoners during the war, along with hundreds of civilians who were arrested for criticizing the Lincoln Government. soldiers died in the prison.

Camp Elmira Prison: This Federal POW camp held over 12,000 captured Confederate soldiers for 15 months in 1864 and 1865. The intentional denial of food, adequate shelter, clothes, and medical supplies, along with institutionalized torture resulted in 2,963 deaths - almost 25% of all prisoners held. This makes Elmira Prison's mortality rate comparable to Buchenwald - a Grade II Nazi concentration camp.

Camp Elmira Prison: This Federal POW camp held over captured Confederate soldiers for 15 months in 1864 and

Johnson's Island prisoner of war camp for Confederate officers on Lake Erie

Johnson's Island prisoner of war camp for Confederate officers on Lake Erie - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

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