CDV OF UNIDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE PRISONER, CAMP DOUGLAS BACKMARK

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This is a seated studio view of an unidentified Confederate soldier. Subject wears a gray single-breasted frock edged with dark piping. Clear image with good contrast. Plain mount with light soiling and some minor image loss. Photographer's backmark, D.F. Brandon, Camp Douglas, Ill.

Founded in the fall of 1861 as a training camp and staging center for Union forces, Camp Douglas was named after Stephen A. Douglas, whose property south of Chicago provided its site. In 1862 the camp was hastily adapted to serve as a prison for rebel soldiers captured by Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson. Due to occasional prisoner exchanges during the first two years of the Civil War, the number of prisoners in the camp fluctuated, although for a time it was the largest military prison in the North. By the end of the war a total of 26,060 men had been incarcerated there.

From the William Turner collection.  [jet]  [ph:L]

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