Wilber S.S. Proj

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Wilber S.S. Proj

  1. 1. Military Prisons during the Civil War <ul><li>Jade Nagy and Brittany Oliver </li></ul>
  2. 2. Alton Prison <ul><li>established Feb 9, 1862 </li></ul><ul><li>can hold up to 1,750 prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>located in the Illinois Pennitentiary </li></ul><ul><li>12,000 soldiers imprisoned </li></ul><ul><li>6-10 men died each day. </li></ul><ul><li>3 men per cell </li></ul><ul><li>overcrowded and not sanitary </li></ul><ul><li>many prisoners died from Rubella, Smallpox, and Pneumonia. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia <ul><li>First prison to hold union soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Holds 150 prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>Prisoners were sent to this person because of overcrowding. </li></ul><ul><li>Many prisoners had to be transferred to other prisoners further south. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Camp Oglethorpe <ul><li>Macon, North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>prisoners included officers and enlisted men. </li></ul><ul><li>they slept in sheds and stalls. </li></ul><ul><li>Camp Oglethorpe was a storage depot and militia camp on old faire grounds. Then the confederate government wanted to use it as a prison camp. </li></ul><ul><li>City officials did not like the idea of holding prisoners. </li></ul><ul><li>The mayor at the time, Mayor Thompson, wanted to use the market and the flower house to hold the prisoners. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Johnson's Island Prison <ul><li>Johnson’s Island Prison is located in Sandusky Bay, Ohio. </li></ul><ul><li>It ran from 1862-1865 </li></ul><ul><li>The prison existed for 40 months. </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 men were on the island </li></ul><ul><li>Most were confederate officers. There were 26 generals, privates, bushwhackers, guerrilas, and citizens for belonging to the union. </li></ul><ul><li>The maximum numb er of prisoners at a time were 3,224 in January of 1864. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Alcatraz Island Military Prison <ul><li>History: 1850-1933 </li></ul><ul><li>In 1859 the first inmates started arriving </li></ul><ul><li>Population of prisoners increasee during the Civil War. </li></ul><ul><li>Prisoners included prisoners from other posts and civilians accused of treason. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1902 there were 461 inmates </li></ul><ul><li>In 1904 there were 761 inmates </li></ul><ul><li>Many buildings had to be built around Alcatraz to hold all of the inmates. </li></ul>

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