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Civil War Prison Camps & POWs

Andersonville Prison

Andersonville Prison

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Friday, July 4, 2014

Eric Leonard of Andersonville National Historic Site discusses the rise of prison camps during the Civil War and the harsh life soldiers endured as POWs. Mr. Leonard describes how the prison camps were created and maintained, and he gives firsthand accounts of the horrors inside the prisons. This event is part of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute’s Annual Summer Conference. 

Updated: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:12am (ET)

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