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The Immortal Six Hundred

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This is the second part of a two part series on the Immortal Six Hundred. The second part appears in Volume 50, Number 2. This part recounts how 600 Confederate officers were held in a pen outside Morris Island under shellfire from their own army. Survivors of Morris Island were moved to Fort Pulaski and found living conditions to be just as bad. Often they stole and ate cats from their guards. Many of the men died and many were buried in unmarked graves because the Federal commanders would not allow markers. The officers were supposed to be sent to Richmond to be traded but instead were sent to Fort Delaware to receive medical treatment because their condition was so terrible. With the exception of survivor accounts very little has been written about The Immortal Six Hundred.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 50 Issue 3, Aug 1982, p21-22, 24, il, por