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 Posted: Wed Dec 20th, 2006 05:24 pm
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Agreed, Doc. Not a nice picture to hang among the heroes and good things we'd prefer to read about. The Union did have its ***holes. Cornfed prisoners suffered horribly and there is no excuse for it. But Camp Sumter at Andersonville was egregiously foul. No shelter, as opposed to inadequate. Just a pen to hold POWs. Wirz, had he been so inclined, was powerless to provide basic necessities. As I said earlier, someone had to pay the ultimate price -- the bloodlust required slaking. Wirz had the unfortunate opportunity.  Oh well, that isn't the only blot on our otherwise illustrious past.

Ken

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