11559Re: [civilwarwest] Re: / paroling and exchanging (was: THE BATTLE OF VICKSBURG
- Jun 3, 2002Carl
As a monday morning quarterback ,it certainally would have been more
humanitarian, to have made POW exchanges. Certainally the POW camps were not
adequate,and with a little more foresight and planning conditions could have
been a lot better than they were.There was no excuse for some of the
conditions,ie Rock Island, ElmiraNY, Andersonville.
I think at first the consensus was the war would be over in weeks or
months,not years.That being the case, there was no need to have adequate
Camps for that short of time frame.
Neither side should feel good about their POW camps.
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