Johnson’s Island Prison Uncovered: An Archaeological Exploration of a Northern Civil War Prison in Lake Erie by Dr. David Bush, Chair, Friends and Descendants of Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison
Historical and archaeological evidence from the Johnson’s Island Civil War Military Prison (Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie, Ohio) allows examination of the choices that POWs had during the American Civil War. Over 10,000 Confederate Officers were imprisoned at Johnson’s Island throughout the war. Newly confined Confederate officers had to cope with thoughts about survival, escape, or assimilation. This well illustrated presentation summarizes the results of thirty years of research exploring prisoners attempting to cope with these choices and highlights the latest discoveries both in the field and from primary documents all over the United States.
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