Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Yankees ask, why we didn’t feed our prisoners better at Andersonville!
“How shall we subsist this winter? There is not a supply of wood or coal in the city-and it is said that there are not adequate means of transporting it hither. Flour at sixteen dollars per barrel land bacon at seventy-five cents a pound threaten a famine. And yet there are no beggars in the streets. We must get a million of men in arms and drive the invader from our soil, we are capable of it, and we must do it. Better die in battle than die of starvation produced by the enemy.” John Beauchamp Jones Richmond 1862 “A Rebel Clerks Diary”
Why didn't they restart prisoner exchange, regardless of the politics? It would have saved so many...