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North Versus South

"Foul stinks," "soil reeking of miasmic accretions," "enough to drive a sanitarian to despair" -- that's just part of the nauseating description of Camp Douglas, the Civil War prisoner camp in Bronzeville known as "eighty acres of hell." Curious City has the story of the camp, even the local hotelier who charged visitors 10 cents to get atop a platform for a good view of those Confederates. [WBEZ]