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Old 01-20-2010, 12:20 PM
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When the Union blockades your ports and denys you any humanitarian relief you can not supply prisons with what you do not have. Of course the CSA did try and exchange prisoners but the North suspended exchanges thus abandoning Union conscripts.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:49 PM
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There was certainly unbelievable cruelty and suffering on both sides as there is in any war, Our Civil War may have been the worst in those terms. There is no glory on any side. Like that last surviving WWI vet said War is a very bad thing for the mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers.
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It was no cake walk in the Union prison at Point Lookout Md., open less than two years and over 4000 deaths.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
There was certainly unbelievable cruelty and suffering on both sides as there is in any war, Our Civil War may have been the worst in those terms. There is no glory on any side. Like that last surviving WWI vet said War is a very bad thing for the mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers.
It is the "gift" that keeps on giving, saw a month or two ago were boy scouts in europe were killed when they built a fire over a buried WWII bomb that never detonated.

Not part of this discussion by a hunting buddy of mines father who is now in his 80's has a similar picture of himself when he was freed from a Japanese prison after 46 months as a POW. The story is almost unbelievable.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:04 PM
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As an American history and Civil War buff, Lee is one of my favorite generals to learn about. Possibly the most beloved American general of all time in terms of how his men revered him.
A truly honorable man.
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