Tuesday

Civil War POW Camp, North

We won the Civil War. But - the North’s Chicago Civil War Camp Douglas paid a price as costly the South. Chicago’s Camp Douglas, after its Union Army training and detention camp stint, became a horrid, deathly, racially significant, prisoner-or-war camp for Confederate soldiers. Today it’s referred to as the North’s Andersonville.

George Levy, history scholar and singlehanded founder of the recently re discovered Camp Douglas Chicago, wrote, To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas, 1862–1865.

The truth will blow you away.

by a Lucky Cull