This is a 10 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - Prisons - The Parole System. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Lacking means for dealing with large numbers of captured troops in the early years of the war, the U.S. and Confederate governments both relied on the traditional European system for the parole and exchange of prisoners. It worked this way: Any prisoner not exchanged within 10 days of being captured was to be released upon signing a pledge not to take up arms against his captors until he had been formally exchanged for an enemy prisoner.
The system operated on the good faith of the governments and the accompanying governmental paperwork. Sometimes several months would pass before the paroled soldier would be notified that he had been exchanged.
The presentation covers the following:
Parole System In Place
Parole System Breakdown
Working The System
Parole at Vicksburg
Parole at Appomattox
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer under the heading ....The American Civil War