Re: Official U.S. Policy on Confederate POW's
There was enough "ill temper and inhumanity of the time" to satisfy BOTH sides of the argument. I will agree that it was blatantly more prevalent coming from the North, but the South is not innocent of prisoner mistreatment either.
Your posting of To Die in Chicago "Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65 by George Levy" is a must read for everyone. The video from the History Channel "80 acres of Hell" is probably the best documentary on a segment of the WBTS I have ever seen.