Prisoner of War Camps
By: Y. A. A. J. A
A Different Side...A Different Story
Out of all the prisoner of war camps to have ever existed, this was the grand total of numbers of prisoners to have ever inhabited a cell at one of these camps:
-194,000 soldiers were captured
-30,000 of them died.
-214,000 soldiers were captured
-26,000 of them died.
The Worse of the Worst:
Elmira Prison- Located in New York, known as the worst prisoner camp in the South, where captive union soldiers, which lasted (1861-1865).
Salisbury Prison- Located in North Carolina , built in July 1861. Held captive over 10,000 union soldiers in favor of the Confederate.
Andersonville Prison- The biggest Prisoner of War Camp ever, built in 1864 located in Andersonville, Georgia-being the most populated, the harsh conditions were even more extreme. More aggressive death rates and a higher chance of not making it out unharmed,
Worse Than A Battle:
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