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The story of Camp Douglas : Chicago's forgotten Civil War prison

Author: David L Keller
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Keller
ISBN: 9781626199118 1626199116
OCLC Number: 899229786
Description: 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The role of Chicago in the Civil War --
Creation and development of Camp Douglas --
Camp Douglas as a reception and training center for Union troops --
History of the treatment of prisoners of war in America --
Camp Douglas selected as a prisoner camp and prisoners arrive --
Camp Douglas and U.S. prison camp leadership --
Prisoner exchanges under the Dix-Hill Cartel and oath of allegiance --
Prison life : stories and treatment from the prisoners' perspectives --
Prisoner health and medical care --
Death in the Civil War and at Camp Douglas --
The Conspiracy of 1864 --
Reasons for conditions and death at Camp Douglas --
Other Union and Confederate prison camps.
Responsibility: David L. Keller.
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