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Douglass (Nevada, United States) (search for this): article 12
A Yankee account of the treatment of Confederate prisoners. --The Chicago Times, gives the account which follows of the treatment of our soldiers at Camp Douglas. We give the paragraph in full: Reports have been circulated round the city during the past few days to the effect that the prisoners in Camp Douglas were being shot down promiscuously and remorselessly by the soldiers of the guard, without real cause. It was not for some time possible to trace these rumors to any reliableCamp Douglas were being shot down promiscuously and remorselessly by the soldiers of the guard, without real cause. It was not for some time possible to trace these rumors to any reliable source or to ascertain the exact extent to which these abuses have been carried. --A little inquiry has, however, developed the fact that, whether the reports be true or not, there is at least very strong reason to believe them so. It is said that Col. De Land has issued orders that if any prisoners shall fall to comply instantly with any requirement of a soldier belonging to the guard he shall be shot down. This regulation may be necessary enough in its strict acceptation as requiring o
past few days to the effect that the prisoners in Camp Douglas were being shot down promiscuously and remorselessly by the soldiers of the guard, without real cause. It was not for some time possible to trace these rumors to any reliable source or to ascertain the exact extent to which these abuses have been carried. --A little inquiry has, however, developed the fact that, whether the reports be true or not, there is at least very strong reason to believe them so. It is said that Col. De Land has issued orders that if any prisoners shall fall to comply instantly with any requirement of a soldier belonging to the guard he shall be shot down. This regulation may be necessary enough in its strict acceptation as requiring obedience to orders of a disciplinary character, but is exceedingly liable to abuse when the guarding soldier is made the judge of what constitutes an act of insubordination, and is permitted to revenge non- compliance with commands emanating from himself and no