Surviving a Confederate POW Camp

The Union soldiers who were on the Sultana were mainly ex prisoners of war from two Confederate prisons: Andersonville in Georgia and Cahaba in Alabama. Cahaba was originally to be a “holding camp”  for men who were to go on to Andersonville, but as that prison became horribly overcrowded, Cahaba was the final destination for many.  Go to  for a very good article on Cahaba Prison.

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