A couple of years ago I had a book published which dealt with the Federal Prison at Rock Island and the policies employed there. The book was based on the service of my GG Grandfather who was a prisoner there for 13 months until exchanged in March 1865. I drew extensively from memoirs and articles written by men who were there. The book is entitled THE ROAD TO ROCK ISLAND. Another good books on this subject are REBELS AT ROCK ISLAND and PORTALS OF HELL. Anyone who has doubts about Yankee atrocities in their prisons only have to read these books and watch the excellent documentary, 80 Acres of Hell.
Commander Camp 87 SCV