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Civil War Prisons

Some estimate that over 56,000 died in Civil War prisons.1

Image from National Park Service2

Civil War Prison Camps - off site CensusDiggins
RoosWeb Mailing List Civil War POW

Union Prisons for Confederate POWS

    * Alton Prison
    * Camp Chase
    * Camp Douglas
    * Camp Randall
    * Elmira
    * Fort Delaware
    * Fort Jefferson
    * Fort McHenry
    * Old Capitol Prison
    * Point Lookout
    * Rock Island

Confederate Prisons for Union POWS

    * Andersonville
    * Belle Isle
    * Cahaba Prison
    * Camp Ford
    * Castle Pinckney
    * Castle Thunder - More on Castle Thunder
    * Danville Prison
    * Libby Prison
    * Salisbury Prison


1National Geographic,

2NPS -

3Google Images - Civil War Prisons

4Census Diggins - list of Civil War Prisons

Prisons, Cyndi's List,

Civil War Prisons

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