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Jan 25 1865 - details about Andersonville

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We were afforded an opportunity on Wednesday last of conversing with Mr. Black, 149th Pa. Vols., a returned prisoner from Florence S. C. Dec., 11th, having been 7 months in "the jaws of death" at Andersonville until the capture of Atlanta warmed the atmosphere there; then transfered to Florence. Mr. B. states that at Atlanta there were only 31,000 men in an enclosure of 18 Acres, and the Sanitary report showed only from 100 to 125 deaths daily, and these upon rations of a half pint of corn meal, occasionally and some times semi-occasionally. Scurvy and starvation carried off over 9,000 during Mr. B's. sojourn in that land of fruitful promise.


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Washington County Free Library

Hagerstown (Md.), Newspapers; Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865

Washington County (Md.), 1861-1865

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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