ust after the war. There exist two documents, one a report of Lieutenant-Colonel D. T. Chandler, who inspected the prison in August, 1864, and the report of Doctor Joseph Jones, who spent several weeks at the prison in September and October, 1864.
These set forth clearly and dispassionately conditions as they actually existed, and from them we are able to reconstruct the prison scene.
Here is the stockade, as Doctor Jones saw it in September, even after the worst of the crowding was over:
In the stockade, with the exception of the damp lowlands bordering the small streams, the surface was covered with huts and small ragged tents, and parts of blankets his recently identified disease fit precisely hundreds of cases he observed in Andersonville.
But whether scurvy or pellagra, the effects were horrible.
Here Doctor Jones says, From the crowded condition, filthy habits, bad diet, and dejected, depressed condition of
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