“The prison struck me as being at best but a miserable makeshift. The day I saw them, they were a sweltering mass of humanity, each unit of which was confined to a space of not more than twenty feet. This of itself was sufficient to make the prison unsanitary. But that was not all...” The topic of war conveys images of death and destruction - but even more heinous than the slain on a battle field is the gruesome pictures and stories of the Civil War prisoners. This category is dedicated to telling their stories so that they may be remembered.