Two of my ancestors were in the Wheatfield, just a short distance away. They were privates in Company F, 16th Georgia Infantry. They’d already lost a brother in the war (Battle of Crampton’s Gap, Md) and both of them would be captured before the war ended. One brother died in the Elmira POW Camp, but the other survived Point Lookout and returned home to find everything razed by Sherman’s March to the Sea.
he is lucky to have survived point Lookout, too
None of those POW camps were meant to keep people alive
my cousin died in one in NC after being wounded
panorama pics of Gettysburgh: