"....Prisoners of War in the Hands of Rebel Authorities", 1864

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Printed for the U.S. Sanitary Commission by King & Baird of Philadelphia in 1864, the full title of this book is: "Narrative of Privations and Sufferings of United States Officers and Soldiers while Prisoners of War in the Hands of Rebel Authorities". Unbound, 5 5/8" by 8 3/4", 283 pages. Highly slanted propaganda report by the US Sanitary Commission comparing treatment of US versus CS POW's during the Civil War. Includes eyewitness testimonies which paint a picture of the conditions in Union POW camps as being better than the Confederate soldiers received in the field before being captured, while at the same time their Union counterparts were enduring the worst conditions imagineable in Confederate POW camps. Includes medical and statistical information, again highly slanted. A perfect example of Uncle Sam presenting a collection of half truths and fabrications to lead the public to an erroneous conclusion. Some things never change! Text complete, but covers and binding lacking. For more information, please contact: mail@AntiqueWeaponStore.com

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Reference #:
B113
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
Department
Antiques
Year
1864
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Unknown
Condition
Fair
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