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Indiana War Memorial

IWM > Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum > Take a Virtual Tour of the Museum! > Prisons Prisons (The Other Hell on Earth)

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Prisoners of War were always the unfortunate. The captors' dilemma: We haven't enough food, medicine, blankets, shelter to care for our own soldiers, our own families! How can you expect us to care for our prisoners - those who invaded our lands - killed our sons?

See how the sides, North & South answered these hard questions. Neither really cared much for the defeated, captured enemy soldier.

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