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Emaciated Union Soldier Liberated from Andersonville Prison

J. W. Jones

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Most soldiers who survived Andersonville Prison were marked for life. This portrait of an unidentified former prisoner is one of many that document the intense cruelty of prison life during the Civil War. It would be another eighty years, at the end of World War II, before anyone would see comparable pictures of man’s inhumanity to man.

Emaciated Union Soldier Liberated from Andersonville Prison, J. W. Jones (American, active Orange, Massachusetts, 1860s), Albumen silver print from glass negative

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