Chapter

Thoughts of Exchange:

David R. Bush

in I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780813037448
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042305 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037448.003.0004
Thoughts of Exchange:

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Exchange was something that every prisoner assumed was their right. This chapter explains why official exchange was not nearly as common as prisoners would have wanted. Wesley was captured after the exchange system had failed and his fate was uncertain. Thoughts of escape and the need to survive replaced any hope of a speedy exchange. Survival was the only real choice for most prisoners-of-war.

Keywords: exchange; escape; survival; Oath of Allegiance; Sutler

Chapter.  13389 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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