Civil War Institute
Numerous books have been written on the contested topic of Civil War prisons and prisoners of war. Scholars struggle with who to blame for the outrageous and horrible conditions of the prisons. Some speculate that the Southerners were crueler to their captives while others say the opposite. As well, scholars question whether the conditions of the Southern prisons were better or worse than the prisons in the North. [excerpt]
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Sutter, Megan A., "Prisoner Experiences: Memoirs of Libby Prison" (2014). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 39.