Andersonville Diary Escape, And List Of Dead, With Name, Company, Regiment, Date Of Death And Number Of Grave In Cemetery

Andersonville Diary Escape, And List Of Dead, With Name, Company, Regiment, Date Of Death And Number Of Grave In Cemetery

Author: John L. Ransom

Publisher: Alpha Edition

ISBN: 9354303676

Category: History

Page: 380

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Andersonville Diary - Escape - With List of the Dead

Andersonville Diary - Escape - With List of the Dead

Author: John L. Ransom

Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc

ISBN: 158218450X

Category: History

Page: 316

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Reprint of 1881 Edition by John Ransom 1st Sergeant 9th Michigan Calvalry. Diary of being a prisoner in the infamous Civil War POW Camp.Contains list of the dead. Name, Co. Regiment, Date of Death and Number of Grave in Cemetary.

Andersonville Diary, Escape, and List of the Dead

Andersonville Diary, Escape, and List of the Dead

Author: John L Ransom

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0342344455

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Page: 392

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The Horrors of Andersonville

The Horrors of Andersonville

Author: Catherine Gourley

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ™

ISBN: 9781467776325

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

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The Confederate prison known as Andersonville existed for only the last fourteen months of the Civil War―but its well-documented legacy of horror has lived on in the diaries of its prisoners and the transcripts of the trial of its commandant. The diaries describe appalling conditions in which vermin-infested men were crowded into an open stockade with a single befouled stream as their water source. Food was scarce and medical supplies virtually nonexistent. The bodies of those who did not survive the night had to be cleared away each morning. Designed to house 10,000 Yankee prisoners, Andersonville held 32,000 during August 1864. Nearly a third of the 45,000 prisoners who passed through the camp perished. Exposure, starvation, and disease were the main causes, but excessively harsh penal practices and even violence among themselves contributed to the unprecedented death rate. At the end of the war, outraged Northerners demanded retribution for such travesties, and they received it in the form of the trial and subsequent hanging of Captain Henry Wirz, the prison’s commandant. The trial was the subject of legal controversy for decades afterward, as many people felt justice was ignored in order to appease the Northerners’ moral outrage over the horrors of Andersonville. The story of Andersonville is a complex one involving politics, intrigue, mismanagement, unfortunate timing, and, of course, people - both good and bad. Relying heavily on first-person reports and legal documents, author Catherine Gourley gives us a fascinating look into one of the most painful incidents of U.S. history.

Ghosts and Shadows of Andersonville

Ghosts and Shadows of Andersonville

Author: Robert Scott Davis

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0881460125

Category: History

Page: 310

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The name Andersonville, from the American Civil War to the present, has come to be synonimous with "American death camp." Its horrors have been portrayed in its histories, art, television, and movies. This work unlocks the secret history of America's deadliest prison camp in ways that will spur debate for many years to come.

The Unvarnished Truth

The Unvarnished Truth

Author: Ann Fabian

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520232011

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 930

A study of the "plain unvarnished tales" of unschooled beggars, criminals, prisoners, and ex-slaves in the 19th century. Fabian shows how these works illuminate debates over who had the cultural authority to tell and sell their own stories. She gives us the origins of that curious American genre of selling one's tale of woe to make a buck, ala Oprah, et al.