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 Posted: Wed Dec 20th, 2006 11:03 am
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Agree with you, ole, Wirz was a scapegoat and others, i.e. Winder, got off. He was hung on the same gallows as the Booth conspirators. (As an aside Mary Surrat's boardinghouse is now Wok & Roll, not bad sushi, chinese just around the corner from the MCI center in DC). However, did anyone deserve to be tried in the first place? Were the confederates quilty of starvation, neglect or did the union prisoners suffer from just the confederacy lack of supplies? Didn't confederate pow's suffer similar fates in Elmira, etc.? Did not union prisons retatliate against conferderate prisoners when it was learned of the conditions in the southern camps?

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