Civil War Prison Camps and Prisoners of War

Eric Leonard talked about the rise of prison camps during the Civil War and the harsh life soldiers endured as prisoners of… read more

Eric Leonard talked about the rise of prison camps during the Civil War and the harsh life soldiers endured as prisoners of war. Mr. Leonard described how the prison camps were created and maintained, and he gave firsthand accounts of the horrors inside the prisons. 

This talk was a presentation of the 2014 summer conference of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, “The Civil War in 1864.” close

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jul 4, 2014
Last Aired:
Jul 5, 2014

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  • Jul 04, 2014 | 6:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 05, 2014 | 6:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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