Roswell, POW ETC..
- Tony Gunter writes:
> My guess is that they were sent to the prison in Louisville. Do youThis part seems to be pretty clear. But my question is: how were they
> have any evidence to the contrary?
treated enroute and at this speacial facility. How long before they
were released and what support did they get upon their release.
If this keeps peaking my curiosity I may be compelled to order Mr
Hitts book that Cash mentioned. I checked my library and Mr. Hitt has
a book in the reference section on "The History of the Roswell
Railroad". So it seems that he has done a good deal of work on the
history of Roswell. But until I know more facts I am enjoying the
In those days Mills usually provided the housing for their workers.
Thus if the mill was destroyed the housing may have also been. To have
left these 400 ladies bereft of sustanence and shelter on their own
may have been much crueler than to have taken them into custody and
provided for their physical needs as was done. One of the articles
suggested by, Charles, I believe, referred to them as refugees rather
than POWs. At the risk of succumbing to the fallacy of the mean I
would guess that their status was always somewhere in between. If I
were going to put a spin on Sherman's behalf I might argue that he had
to call them prisoners as the federal government may not have been
willing to foot the bill for refugees.
Of course all of this is just a SWAG. Meanwhile I'll be working on my
movie script I see some great scenes. Too much factual information
may ruin it.