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RE: [civilwarwest] Re: Camp Morton

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  • Harry Smeltzer
    I m pretty sure there was plenty of food in Georgia. I mean, Sherman managed to feed his army off the land while marching through it, didn t he? Harry ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 8 5:55 AM
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      I’m pretty sure there was plenty of food in Georgia.  I mean, Sherman managed to feed his army off the land while marching through it, didn’t he?

      Harry

       

      -----Original Message-----
      From: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com [mailto:civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Carl Williams
      Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007 7:24 AM
      To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Camp Morton

       

      "While the Southern states were struggling to provide their
      fighting troops in the field with even the barest of necessities, the
      North had relatively ample resources of money and food."

      I think this should never be forgotten when comparing conditions in
      POW camps on both sides. IMO there was no excuse for such horrible
      conditions in Northern camps, whereas in Southern camps, conditions
      were bound to be pretty bad. I'd say they should never have been as
      bad as they were, though, no matter what, and I don't totally excuse
      them.

      Personally, I think the most humane thing to do would have been to
      maintain the exchange programs.

      There was a point in time when it did seem that only Andersonville got
      any attention, but it does seem to me that's changed. So I don't agree
      that there is denial amongst Northerners now, at least not with Civil
      War buffs.

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