This article is pulled from the Niles Register of July 25, 1812. War had just been declared with Great Britain. The hawks in Congress had finally prevailed over a Federalist filibuster, and Mr. Madison had his war. It was now time for all patriotic Americans to whip themselves into an anti-British fervor. Toward that end, the Niles register reprinted this account of the hellish conditions under which the British kept American prisoners during the War for American Independence, 2 decades earlier.
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