Caught part of "80 Acres of Hell" on the Military History Channel yesterday. WOW! I will never look at another $5 dollar bill (Lincoln's face) without thinking about how the North treated (fu#ked over) the Confederate prisoners of war held at Camp Douglas in Chicago. An eye opener to say the least. This Ex-Yankee has definitely been enlightened. Most history of the American Civil War always makes the North and Lincoln out to be the good guys and the South et. al to be the bad guys.
This documentary should be mandatory viewing by every public school kid to dispel that history and set the record strait on Lincoln.
If you get the Military History Channel, I hope it is on again and that you get the chance to watch it. Just thought this might be of interest to you.
Please don't hold my Yankee-ness against me. I have been here in the South for the past 20 years and hopefully shed some of my Yankee-ness. My great grandfather, James Manix, a native of Ireland, came to Ellis Island from Liverpool England aboard the Steamship Campania on August 8th, 1896, 118 years ago. He was a poor Irish immigrant and arrived in New York at age 18 without very much money in his pocket, which is why I have NO intentions of paying ANYONE slave reparations and do not consider myself a full Yankee. My family wasn't even here yet until long after the Civil War.
Hope you find the time to watch this program.