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In 1863, while John McElroy (1846-1929) changed into just sixteen years antique, he joined the Union Army, turning into a private in Company L of the 16th Illinois Cavalry regiment, but he had already served with nearby Union troops in operations close to St. Louis. In January 1864, he became amongst dozens of men captured in a skirmish near Jonesville, Virginia, with the aid of Confederate cavalrymen under William E. Jones. McElroy changed into sent to an expansion of camps before being assigned to Andersonville jail, in which he remained for the rest of the warfare.
By struggle’s give up, Andersonville become synonymous with horror. The jail camp in Andersonville, Georgia suffered terrible dying fees because the Confederacy neared its cease. Unable to deliver its own armies, the Confederates inadequately provided the jail and its thousands of Union prisoners, leaving over 12,000, or over 25% of the prisoners, to die of starvation and disease. Henry Wirz, the man in fee of Andersonville, turned into the only Confederate achieved after the battle.
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