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Jump Back in Time 内战  (1860-1865)
 
Colored sketch of prison camp
联邦战俘营里的一位囚犯在1864年写给他亲戚的信里附上这张画有监狱情形的图

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南方联邦前指挥官亨利.沃兹 (Henry Wirz) 于18651110日接受绞刑

直到1863年,联邦政府与南方联盟的军队还继续囚禁一定数量的战犯,并定期的进行囚犯买卖。但是当美国政府退出这种囚犯交换的行为之后,李其蒙监狱里的囚犯马上就大量的增加。之所以停止交换囚犯的行为,是因为南方联盟拒绝交换黑人囚犯。安德森威尔监狱本来就是仓促兴建好的,里头的设备也一点都不齐全。尽管如此,犯人还是一直被送进来,使狱方必须要提供住所,以及任何可以找得到的食物,甚至只能喝受到污染的饮水。许多人因为饥饿与疾病而死亡。在1864年至1865年之间,约有49485位士兵被送到安德森威尔监狱里,而其中有超过13000人死亡。

亨利.沃兹头上套着黑色的头套,被带到断头台上,用生命为他的所作所为付出代价。


Until 1863, the Union and Confederate armies kept prisoners of war to a minimum with regular trades of prisoners. But when U.S. authorities ended prisoner exchanges, the number of Union prisoners in Richmond swelled to an unmanageable size. These exchanges ended because the Confederacy refused to exchange black prisoners. The Andersonville prison was hastily constructed, and its facilities were completely inadequate. Nonetheless, prisoners were brought in, forced to provide their own shelter, scrounge for whatever food they could find, and drink from a contaminated water supply. Many men died of starvation and disease. Of the 49,485 soldiers sent to Andersonville during 1864 and 1865, more than 13,000 died there.

Henry Wirz, led to the gallows with a black robe draped over his shoulders, paid for all these events with his own life.

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