How many soldiers were captured in the civil war?

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How many soldiers were captured in the civil war?

By the end of the Civil War, roughly 179,000 black men (10% of the Union Army) served as soldiers in the U.S. Army and another 19,000 served in the Navy. Nearly 40,000 black soldiers died over the course of the war—30,000 of infection or disease.

Q. How were prisoners treated during the Civil War?

Others suffered from harsh living conditions, severely cramped living quarters, outbreaks of disease, and sadistic treatment from guards and commandants. When prisoner exchanges were suspended in 1864, prison camps grew larger and more numerous. Overcrowding brutalized camp conditions in many ways.

Q. What happened to black POWS in the Civil War?

By the end of the Civil War, roughly 179,000 black men (10% of the Union Army) served as soldiers in the U.S. Army and another 19,000 served in the Navy. Nearly 40,000 black soldiers died over the course of the war—30,000 of infection or disease.

Camp Douglas

Q. What was the name of the Confederate prison camp that treated Union prisoners terribly?

Andersonville National Historic Site

LocationMacon / Sumter counties, Georgia, United States
Nearest cityAndersonville, Georgia, Americus, Georgia
Coordinates32°11′54″N 84°07′48″WCoordinates: 32°11′54″N 84°07′48″W
Area514 acres (208 ha)
Significant dates

Q. What was one of the worst Confederate Civil War prison camps?

Camp Sumter Military Prison, more commonly known as Andersonville, was in operation from February of 1864 until the end of the war. During that time approximately 45,000 Union soldiers were held in captivity at Andersonville. Of these, nearly 13,000 died, making Andersonville the deadliest landscape of the Civil War.

Q. What was the worst prison camp in the Civil War?

Andersonville

Q. What was the worst POW camp in ww2?

Stalag IX-B

Q. Are there still US prisoners in Vietnam?

In 1973, when the POWs were released, roughly 2,500 servicemen were designated “missing in action” (MIA). As of 2015, more than 1,600 of those were still “unaccounted-for.” The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) of the U.S. Department of Defense lists 687 U.S. POWs as having returned alive from the Vietnam War.

400,000 soldiers

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