By midsummer of 1864, the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia, which had begun accepting inmates in February, had become a hellhole. In August, the population of the prison, which was originally intended to house 10,000 prisoners, swelled to 33,000. The men were housed in tents, holes in the ground or rude huts. They were poorly fed and had no sanitary facilities. With the influx of new prisoners daily, the situation was becoming unbearable. Men were dying at the rate of 100 per day.
The entire article is in the 02-06 issue of the Express.