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Den of Misery: Indiana's Civil War Prison

Den of Misery: Indiana's Civil War Prison - James R. Hall January 2012 ** An interesting account of the army training camp and prisoner of war camp in Indianapolis during the American Civil War. This was of particular interest to me because I live in the neighborhood now known as Herron-Morton and my home is on ground that once was covered by the tents of the guards of Camp Morton.

This volume makes an excellent companion to Camp Morton 1861-1865 by Hattie Lou Winslow, and indeed, if you're only reading one book about Indiana's Prisoner of War camp, read this one. Hall presents a nuanced account of the different phases of this camp's use and critiques of other sources about the camp.