The camp has been described as “America’s Auschwitz” and “the deadliest ground of the Civil War.”
Conditions at Union prisoner-of-war camps weren’t much better. The worst was Camp Rathbun at Elmira, N.Y., where nearly 3,000 rebel soldiers died of disease and cold. Known among its 12,000 inmates as “Hellmira,” the camp posted a mortality rate of nearly 25 percent.
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@KevinLevin Speaking of memory, this article does what nearly every article does. Makes sure to throw in a northern prison for balance.