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American Prisoners of the Revolution
Title: American Prisoners of the Revolution
Author: Danske Dandridge
George III of Great Britain had declared American forces traitors in 1775. American military members being held prisoner were treated far more harshly than the standards of the day for POWs allowed. In actuality, a malicious British neglect resulted in starvation and disease slowly and torturously achieving the same results as hanging for many American prisoners, or disability and inhumane suffering for most others who were not officers or otherwise likely to be useful in prisoner exchanges. .