Did more people die in prison camps than on the battle field?
Did the Civil War of 1861 have concentration camps?
They were not called that. They were called prison camps. Unlike the German concentration camps of World War 2, prisoners were not deliberately put to death. Prisoners were given very meager rations. They went hungry. In the Confederate camps, they received the same meager rations as the solders in the field. They too went hungry. The solders in the field would steal food as they marched through the land. They only went hungry as they camped and depended on the supply wagons for food.