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1. The first location is also the most famous. This camp was a stockade built around 26.5 acres of land and housed over 32,000 prisoners at one time, though built for only 13,000. Ironically, that many, 13,000 died here as well. This camp was commanded by the only man to be tried for war crimes after the Civil War. What camp is it?
2. This Prison camp was also an open stockade type and tents were the main quarters. A river made escape very perilous. Originally built for some 3,000 prisoners, it held over 10,000 at its peak. Which camp is this?
3. This camp, though not the largest in number of prisoners, had one of the highest mortality rates of all. Over 6,000 prisoners are buried in one mass grave. Ultimately one in five imprisoned here died. It was situated near a large body of water. It was in operation from 1862 until 1865. Do you know this camp?
4. Originally built as a warehouse, this prison held over 125,000 men during the war. Site of the largest mass escape of the war. Which prison is this?
5. In July 1864 a train wreck occurred killing 72 prisoners and 19 of their guards. More prisoners were to die later of injuries suffered in the wreck. What prison were they being transported to?
6. As a follow-up to question 5, where did the wreck of the prisoners train occur?
7. One final question regarding the wreck of the train. What prison were the Confederates being transported from?
8. Not built to be a prison at all, it held over 33,000 prisoners over the course of the war, and 2,700 of them would perish here. Situated on an island, it was difficult to escape from, but 500 soldiers managed to do just that over the course of the war. It held political prisoners as well as military prisoners of war.
9. Another island prison, this one earned a reputation as an elite prison, meaning basically that food and facilities were sufficient - a rarity among any Civil War era prison. Some officers even had the rare luxury of private cells.
10. The single largest escape from a Civil War prison was of how many prisoners?
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