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Complaints are made in the New York press over the condition of C.S.A. prisoners held in the city

New York City, 1850s, detail
10/04/1861
Complaints appeared in New York newspapers about the condition of hundreds of Confederate prisoners of war held at Governor's Island.  A letter to the editor of the New York Times noted "however misguided they may have been, they are our countrymen ... our hearts should not be utterly closed against them."  Henry Bellows, head of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, visited Castle William later and pronounced the conditions satisfactory.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Appeal to the Humane: The Rebel Prisoners on Governor's Island," New York Times, October 4, 1861.

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