The Story of Camp Douglas: Chicago's Forgotten Civil War Prison (Hardcover)

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More Confederate soldiers died in Chicago's Camp Douglas than on any Civil War battlefield. Originally constructed in 1861 to train forty thousand Union soldiers from the northern third of Illinois, it was converted to a prison camp in 1862. Nearly thirty thousand Confederate prisoners were housed there until it was shut down in 1865. Today, the history of the camp ranges from unknown to deeply misunderstood. David Keller offers a modern perspective of Camp Douglas and a key piece of scholarship in reckoning with the legacy of other military prisons.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781540213334
ISBN-10: 1540213331
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2015
Pages: 258
Language: English