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  • Kevin
    March 1 , 1864 Captain and Quartermaster Richard B. Winder reports to Brigadier General and Commander of Military Prisons John H. Winder in Richmond that Camp
    Message 1 of 48 , Mar 1, 2008
      March 1 , 1864

      Captain and Quartermaster Richard B. Winder reports to Brigadier
      General and Commander of Military Prisons John H. Winder in Richmond
      that Camp Sumter is nearly completed and everything is working well,
      but locks, door fixtures, maintenance supplies, cooking implements,
      and a cook are still needed.

      Kevin
    • Kevin
      July 20, 1864 Brigadier General and Post Commander John H. Winder reports that there are 2,421 Confederate officers and enlisted men on post; of these 517 are
      Message 48 of 48 , Jul 20, 2008
        July 20, 1864

        Brigadier General and Post Commander John H. Winder reports that there
        are 2,421 Confederate officers and enlisted men on post; of these 517
        are sick, 227 are on maintenance duty, and 126 are artillerymen,
        leaving only 1,551 troops available to guard 29,000 Union prisoners.

        Kevin
        Andersonville Historian / NPS Volunteer
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