Many accounts of atrocities commited during wars are denied, discounted or at best portrayed as overexaggerated. This account cannot be denied as true. It is well documented and even includes a report from a Confederate States medical official who conducted his own inspection of this facility. If we examine this compelling issue as only a problem of CSA treatment, we miss the fact that poor nutrition and treatment occured on both sides of the conflict.
Let us not forget that these actions were not at the hands of our enemy but, rather at the hand of our brother. Humane treatment and respect for dignity must be as closely guarded as is our freedom.