By Richard Triebe
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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