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Salisbury Prison, Another Andersonville?

This exhibit is going to explore the intricate workings of the North Carolina based Confederate prison located in Salisbury, North Carolina. Ultimately what I hope this exhibit will accomplish is a better understanding of the prison system during the Civil War so that the infamous Andersonville is not the only prison that historians focus on. Although Salisbury Prison did end up having tens of thousands of deaths, the way in which it was run and the account of daily life in the prison will overshadow the unfortunate loss of life of many of the inmates.


Elias Ballew