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  On this date in 1864, General Grant took action to effectively end prisoner exchanges.

Exchange Of Prisoners In The Civil War

  While this decision led to much suffering on both sides, it made perfect sense from a military standpoint. It was an effective way to exploit the Union's great manpower advantage, and accelerate the exhaustion of the CSA's dwindling resources.

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