To the Point: A Perspective on Point Lookout


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Point Lookout was a Union operated POW camp located at the confluence of the Potomac and the Chesapeake in Southern Maryland established in August 1863. Overpopulated, the conditions were harsh and the food scarce to non-existent. Over 50, 000 men, women, and children, white and black alike, passed through its gates. Many of them never made it out.


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