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Andersonville Prison Article by Frank A Cargill
Item #: AA2143
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This is a fifteen page article about Andersonville Prison written by Frank A. Cargill, a Union veteran of the Civil War. Frank Cargill had enlisted as a Private at the age of 14, and was mustered in as a substitute in Company G of the 6th New Hampshire Infantry on 6 June, 1864. Records show that he was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia on 7 July, 1864, barely a month after he enlisted. Private Cargill was mustered out of the service with his unit on 17 July, 1865 at Alexandria, Virginia. Cargill went on to become a doctor and settled in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Dr. Cargill was active in the Grand Army of the Republic, and was the Department of Connecticut Commander in 1930. He died 2 March, 1932 at the age of 83. It is unknown if this paper was written as a professional document or of a personal nature. The text is hand written in cursive, and for the most part easy to read. It is written on unlined stationary. It is titled Andersonville, and covers the prisoner of war camp from it's initial building, why it was built, expansion of the camp and the atrocities commited there. Cargill describes the size of the stockade, the number of prisoners held there, living conditions, the untrained guards, deplorable living conditions, rouge Union prisoners, the complete Anderonville story. Unlike the other documents listed written by him, this one does not have Dr. Cargill's address or the date it was written. The paper is unlined and some have turned a light brown in color. This provides some insight into a common soldier's mind of what he thought of the the worst war crime committed during the Civil War.
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