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Date:
October 18, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
Lectures held inside MAC Lab meeting room from 7-8:30 p.m.
Location:
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM)
Address:
10515 Mackall Rd.
St. Leonard, MD 20685
Contact:
410-586-8501
Cost:
Free
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JPPM Speaker Series: “Hell Comes to Southern Maryland:  The Point Lookout Prisoner of War Camp (1863-1865)”

Thursday, October 18, 2018

As the largest of all Union prisoner of war camps, the Point Lookout facility housed over 52,000 Confederate soldiers from 1863 - 1865.  At times, over 20,000 were crammed into a 20 acre pen existing only in tents.  This presentation provides an overview of the camp:  why it was built, what it was like to be housed there, and why these conditions were permitted to exist. Speaker: Bradley M. Gottfried, Ph.D.