RE: [civilwarwest] Re: Camp Morton
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?
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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
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