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By Richard Triebe

ISBN-10: 0979896568

ISBN-13: 9780979896569

ISBN-10: 1539496791

ISBN-13: 9781539496793

In August of 1864 the Union military pursued a coverage of "Total-War" opposed to the accomplice military. What made this new kind of war assorted was once that it additionally unique Southern civilians who have been suspected of giving reduction, nutrients and knowledge to the enemy. Many Northern officials felt the best approach to defeat the accomplice military used to be to ruin the need of the Southern humans. If the Union military may threaten the houses of southern civilians it was once notion that accomplice infantrymen might desolate tract their posts and rush domestic to guard their households and estate. this kind of tactic used to be utilized by common Philip Sheridan in burning the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. It used to be additionally hired through Major-General William T. Sherman while he burned Atlanta and Columbia and devastated a sixty mile extensive swath via Georgia and the Carolinas.
This "Total-War" coverage was once utilized to the felony procedure besides, yet for a wholly assorted cause. In 1864 the North had ended the prisoner trade and diminished prisoner's rations and garments. This was once virtually a loss of life sentence to a few of the weakened accomplice prisoners. even as the Northern prisons turned grossly overcrowded as the alternate were halted the yr ahead of. It was once determined to alleviate the crowding by means of beginning a brand new prisoner of conflict camp at Elmira, manhattan. notwithstanding, this legal used to be to be like no different. at the floor Elmira criminal camp seemed to be very common. however, backstage sure influential officers secretly deliberate to create a retaliatory legal to punish the accomplice prisoners for the suspected wrongs of Andersonville legal in Georgia.

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