Re: Lincoln and Andersonville
Douglas may have been the exception but certainly was not the rule. Confederates were in far better conditions that the US soldiers. And I believe that Lincoln refused to exchange prisoners because Davis refused to exchange black soldiers (who were returned to slavery). The confederates had a responsibility to treat their prisoners humanely. I am quite certain that even though the rebels did not have a lot of supplies to feed their own army, they certainly had it better than the POWs.