What Do You Know About Civil War Prisons and Prisoners?
Q#1 – In July 1862, Union & Confederate armies agreed to formalize the prisoner exchange system. What was the title of the agreement that was named for the two officers who developed it?
Q#2 – The formal prisoner exchange system established a scale of equivalents for the exchange of military officers and enlisted men. What was the scale for a navy captain or an army colonel versus army privates or ordinary seamen?
Q#3 – Did the formal exchange agreement include non-combatants?
Q#4 – What were the specifications that captives had to agree to before they were paroled or exchanged?
Q#5 – Why did the prisoner exchange system collapse in 1863?
Q#6 – Starting in 1863, how many Union soldiers were sent to Confederate prison camps? How many Confederate soldiers were sent to Union prison camps?
Q#7 – Starting in 1863, approximately how many Union soldiers died in Confederate prison camps? How many Confederate soldiers died in Union prison camps?
Q#8 – Which Union prison was sometimes described as “The North’s Andersonville”?
Q#9 – What was the official name assigned by the Confederacy to the prison located at Andersonville, Georgia?
Q#10 – Approximately how many Union prisoners were imprisoned at the Andersonville Prison?
Q#11 – Nearly 13,000 Union prisoners died at Andersonville. What were the three chief causes for the deaths?
Q#12 – What was the name of the Confederate prison where a majority of Union officer prisoners were incarcerated? Where was it located?
Q#13 – What was the name of the Confederate general who escaped from the Ohio Penitentiary in 1863?
Q#14 – What was the nickname Confederate prisoners gave to the prison located at Elmira, NY?
Q#15 – What was the name of the first Federal military installation seized forcefully by a Southern state government that eventually was used as a Confederate prison?