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The Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North?

posted on July 8, 2013 at 9:53 AM


This documentary tells the story of the Rock Island Civil War Prison and how it acquired the undeserved reputation as the "Andersonville of the North." Rare photographs and quotes from prisoners' diaries allow you to see and hear what conditions were like for the thousands of Confederates who were imprisoned at Rock Island.

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Tags: Civil War history Confederate history Confederate soldiers Illinois Iowa prisnoners of war Rock Island Rock Island Civil War Prison