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Cause of Union deaths in Andersonville POW Camp in the American Civil War 1864

Andersonville Prison was one of the largest, and most overcrowded and unsanitary prison camps during the American Civil War. For this reason, almost one third of all prisoners died while in captivity in the prison. As Confederate records were so poorly maintained, there are no complete records for the entire war, however from March until August, 1684, we know that over 7,700 Union soldiers died in captivity here. The most common causes for death were diarrhea and dysentery, and scurvy, which are both fast-spreading diseases, facilitated by poor and unhygienic living conditions. As a comparison, approximately 5.9 thousand Confederate POWs died from diarrhea or dysentery between 1861 and 1865.

Cause of death for Union soldiers in Andersonville Prisoner-of-War Camp during the American Civil War, from March 1 to August 31 1864

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United States (Georgia)

Survey time period

March 1 - August 31, 1864

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