North Carolina Civil War Camp Douglas Prisoners-of-War
North Carolina Standard, November 25, 1863:
62nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment
North Carolina Standard
November 25, 1863
Eighty two Confederate prisoners died at
Camp Douglas near Chicago in the month of October. Among them we note the names of John Anderson,
64th N.C.T.; John J. Gray, 62nd N.C.T.; A.J. Prusnell, 62nd (?) N.C.T.; Avery Reeves, 62nd N.C.T.; James L. Shelton,
62nd N.C.T.; Jacob Sellers, 62nd N.C.T.; Jackson A. Tague, 62nd N.C.T. Three quarters of all deaths were from inflammation
of the lungs.
Recommended Reading: To
Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65, (Hardcover, 446 pages). Description: George Levy's
research is exacting, methodical, and painstaking. He brought zero bias to the enterprise and the result is a stunning achievement
that is both scholarly and readable.