Re: Official U.S. Policy on Confederate POW's
That is another way to spin yankee propoganda. The facts are that Andersonville guards were malnourished and dying from virulent diseases because of the lack of healthy food and medicine brought on by War. No, there was not an abundance of good food in Georgia, but that did not stop Sherman's storm troopers from raiding homes and shooting animals, both livestock and pets, when they had taken all they could carry. It is well known to educated men and women that President Davis tried to persuade the Lincoln regime to take this prisoners back home with no strings attached. Lincoln chose to keep them dying in Andersonville because it stirred anger in the yankee people and helped him get votes for the 1864 election. A good distraction from his point of view.