Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Camp douglas was an internment camp for prisoners of war (pow) during world war ii, located in the city of douglas, wyoming, united states between january 1943 and february 1946 in the camp housing first italian and then german prisoners of war in the united states. Camp douglas was a confederate prisoner-of-war camp that was situated on a forty acre piece of land located on the outskirts of chicago conditions within the camp were horrid thousands of confederate soldiers were kept under the worst of conditions.
Camp douglas became a permanent prisoner-of-war camp from january 1863 to the end of the war in may 1865 in the summer and fall of 1865, the camp served as a mustering out point for union army volunteer regiments. Camp douglas was located on land belonging to the stephen a douglas estate, and was bounded by cottage grove avenue on the east forest avenue on the west, thirty-first street on the north, and thirty-third street on the south.
Camp douglas, 1863 access to both a commuter stop of the illinois central railroad and a growing number of streetcar lines drew a wide range of chicagoans after the war, wealthy citizens like joy morton, founder of the morton salt company, lived in groveland park and woodland park, while upper-middle-class families purchased homes along. Douglas, monday we stood on the hillside beyond greeba, in man, surveying the whole stretch of knockaloe camp, the great and strange cosmopolitan town where the streets are formed of double-ribbed.
For most states, the general populace was overwhelmingly of a single mindset for certain areas within border states such as east tennessee, the war was doubly deadly in these regions, neighbors killed each other over factionalism, both on and off the battlefield.
Camp douglas, “view of post head quarters and officers’ quarters, east side of parade” the enlisted men endured their first winter in tents the fol-lowing year, log barracks were constructed rude single-room log cabins to house the laundresses and the families of noncommis-sioned officers figure 5, page 402, top.
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The sooner men understand this the better” during the four-year course of the civil war, the entire country—north and south—would come to the same grim realization.