Sunday, October 14, 2007

Camp Chase and the Evolution of Union Prison Policy

by Roger Pickenpaugh

From the publisher:
Camp Chase was a major Union POW camp and also served at various times as a Union military training facility and as quarters for Union soldiers who had been taken prisoner by the Confederacy and released on parole or exchanged. As such, a careful, thorough, and objective examination of the history and administration of the camp will be of true significance in the literature on the Civil War.

Roger Pickenpaugh has been a history teacher for 27 years. He is the author of forthcoming book Captives in Gray: The Civil War Prisons of the Union.