Prison Life In Andersonville

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Prison Life In Andersonville

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Prison Life In Andersonville

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Prison Life In Dixie

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Description : "How do we get down and up under the trials and disappointments of life? Who can tell?" So asked John Vaughter at the end of what seemed like endless internment at Andersonville Prison during the American Civil War. While Sherman's army lay in front of Atlanta, he determined to send his cavalry on a raid to the enemy's rear, to destroy their railroad communication. So, on July 27th, 1864, General Stoneman moved eastward to pass around the flank of the rebel army, and General Ed McCook, at the same time, started to pass around the left. McCook’s command numbered about 2,000 men, well mounted and equipped, of which the writer was one. They were captured on July 30 and sent to Andersonville. Vaughter provides a vivid and horrifying look at life in the Confederate's worst prison. After the war was over, the commandant of the prison was tried and hanged. Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers, tablets, and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.


Prison Life In Andersonville

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The Horrors Of Andersonville

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Description : 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.


Prison Life In Andersonville With Special Reference To The Opening Of Providence Spring

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Prison Life In Andersonville

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Prison Life In Andersonville With Special Reference To The Opening Of Providence Spring Primary Source Edition

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The Soldier S Story Of His Captivity At Andersonville Belle Isle And Other Rebel Prisons

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Description : Excerpt from The Soldier's Story of His Captivity at Andersonville, Belle Isle: And Other Rebel Prisons Enlistment in the Engineer Corps. A Prophecy of Dining in Rich mond fulfilled differently from Expectations. Battle at Savage's Station. Terrible Conflict. The Army of the Potomac saved. - 4 An Incident. Heroism in a Wounded Soldier. A Retreat. Mcclellan. Stonewall Jackson. False Promises. Taken to Richmond. A Sad Scene. A Rebel Officer's Wit. A Retort. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Prison Life In Dixie

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Description : The author describes his harrowing capture and imprisonment by the Rebels at Sumter Prison a.k.a. "Andersonville Prison Pen."


Prison Life In Andersonville With Special Reference To The Opening Of Providence Spring

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Andersonville

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The True Story Of Andersonville Prison

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Description : This book written by James Madison Page, a Northern soldier, represents an important narrative of Andersonville prison in Georgia. Madison brings his defense of the prison commander Henry Wirz, who was charged by the U.S. Government and executed after the Civil War. The author's description of the trial, conviction, and execution of Wirz is extremely sympathetic and provides an alternative view of the Confederacy in the Civil War. Contents: Andersonville: The Prisoners and Their Keeper My First Soldiering A Sprint and a Capture A Prisoner at Belle Isle From Belle Isle to Andersonville "The Dead-Line" and the Death of "Poll Parrot" The Stanton Policy Execution of the Raiders The Mass Meeting of July Twentieth The Fate of a Traitor Billy Bowles Gives a Dinner in Baltimore Henry Wirz: The Man and His Trial The Facts of Wirz's Life The Accusations Against Wirz The Trial The Last Days of Wirz S Life Wirz's Attorney's Final Word The Great War Secretary


Life And Death In Rebel Prisons

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Description : First hand account by non-commissioned officer in the 16th Conneticut. Captured in North Carolina in 1864. Book is based on his diary and describes his experience in Confederate prisons.


Ghosts And Shadows Of Andersonville

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Description : 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 Soldier S Story Of His Captivity At Andersonville Belle Isle

Author by : Warren Lee Goss
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Description : Excerpt from The Soldier's Story of His Captivity at Andersonville, Belle Isle: And Other Rebel Prisons Enlistment in the Engineer Corps. A Prophecy of Dining in Rich mond fulfilled differently from Expectations. Battle at Savage's Station. Terrible Conflict. The Army of the Potomac saved. - 4 An Incident. Heroism in a Wounded Soldier. A Retreat. Mcclellan. Stonewall Jackson. False Promises. Taken to Richmond. A Sad Scene. A Rebel Officer's Wit. A Retort. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


The True Story Of Andersonville Prison

Author by : James Page
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Description : Author's Preface:DURING the past forty years I have read a number of stories of Andersonville Prison and of Major Henry Wirz, who had subordinate charge of the prisoners there. Nearly all these histories were written by comrades who were confined there as prisoners of war. I do not propose in this work to question the accuracy of their portrayal of the great suffering, privations, and of the mortality of prisoners of war in Andersonville, for these are matters of fact that anyone who was confined there can readily corroborate and can never forget. But it has been painful to me since the day I marched from that dismal prison pen, September 20, 1864, to the present time, that my comrades who suffered there and who have written their experiences are to a man wild in their charges that Major Wirz was responsible and that he was the sole cause of the suffering and mortality endured at Andersonville.I write about my experiences in Southern prisons during the Civil War, not in a spirit of controversy, but in the interest of truth and fair play. The main purpose of this book is to reduce the friction between the two sections and especially that caused by the exaggerated and often unjust reports of Major Wirz's cruelty and inhumanity to the Union prisoners, reports throughout the North at least, which have been represented to be gratuitous and willful.I am writing not for the purpose of contradicting any comrade who has written before me, but to take a like liberty and to tell the story again from the standpoint of my own personal experience.Taps will soon sound for us all who passed through those experiences, and I am sure that I shall feel better satisfied, as I pass down to the valley of death, if I say what I can truthfully say in defense of the man who befriended me when I was in the greatest extremity, and when there was no other recourse.At the close of the war, the feeling was so intense in the North because of the suffering and mortality among the prisoners of war at Andersonville that something had to be done to satisfy the popular demand for the punishment of those supposed to be responsible for that suffering and the loss of life among the prisoners, and Major Wirz was doomed before he was tried as the party responsible for these results.In my prison life of seven months at Andersonville, I became well-acquainted with Major Wirz, or Captain Wirz, as he then ranked, and as he will be designated hereafter. The knowledge I gained of his character during this personal acquaintance leads me to disagree with the conclusions reached by other writers as to the true character of this unfortunate man. During all these years, it has been a matter of surprise to me that writers like Richardson, Spencer, Urban, and others failed to take into consideration the fact that Captain Wirz was but a subordinate under General John H. Winder, who was the prison commander. Captain Wirz had charge only of the interior of the stockade, and in every way, he was subject to the orders of his superior officer.Nearly all these writers were soldiers and should have known that obedience to superiors was imperative, and hence if there were fault or error in orders or in their execution it was to be charged against the superior and not the subordinate.In this work, I shall take the stand not only that Captain Wirz was unjustly held responsible for the hardship and mortality of Andersonville, but that the Federal authorities must share the blame for these things with the Confederate, since they well-knew the inability of the Confederates to meet the reasonable wants of their prisoners of war, as they lacked a supply of their own needs, and since the Federal authorities failed to exercise a humane policy in exchange of those captured in battle.


The True Story Of Andersonville Prison A Defense Of Major Henry Wirz

Author by : George Rawlinson
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Description : This book written by James Madison Page, a Northern soldier, represents an important narrative of Andersonville prison in Georgia. Madison brings his defense of the prison commander Henry Wirz, who was charged by the U.S. Government and executed after the Civil War. The author's description of the trial, conviction, and execution of Wirz is extremely sympathetic and provides an alternative view of the Confederacy in the Civil War. Contents: Andersonville: The Prisoners and Their Keeper My First Soldiering A Sprint and a Capture A Prisoner at Belle Isle From Belle Isle to Andersonville "The Dead-Line" and the Death of "Poll Parrot" The Stanton Policy Execution of the Raiders The Mass Meeting of July Twentieth The Fate of a Traitor Billy Bowles Gives a Dinner in Baltimore Henry Wirz: The Man and His Trial The Facts of Wirz's Life The Accusations Against Wirz The Trial The Last Days of Wirz S Life Wirz's Attorney's Final Word The Great War Secretary


Prison Life Among The Rebels

Author by : Henry S. White
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Description : Letters of Henry S. White reprinted from Zion's Herald, an indepdendent Methodist newspaper, originally published in 1864-1865, detailing his experiences as a Northern chaplain captured by the South and imprisoned for three months in Macon prison.


Chronicles From The Diary Of A War Prisoner In Andersonville And Other Military Prisons Of The South In 1864

Author by : John Worrell Northrop
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Description : Excerpt from Chronicles From the Diary of a War Prisoner in Andersonville and Other Military Prisons of the South in 1864: Experiences, Observations, Interviews and Poems Written in Prison, With Historical Introduction Time is passing. Those who fought, suffered and survived to save coming generations from consequences worse than war, all of which must have entailed war, eventually will follow com rades gone before. Hence, I deem it a highly patriotic duty to place these annals, which it was the lot of but few to record, though many saw and felt, before the public. Here is chronicled what ordinary history has not recorded, and that which all lovers of their country and of mankind should read. Young men and young women without definite facts of prison life, written daily, cannot comprehend the weight of all the perils and privations borne by men who fought for their country in the war for Union and Liberty one and inseparable. Life in Rebel prisons tried men's souls as well as their bodies, showing grand loyalty and sacred devotion to justice and liberty bordering on martyrdom. If the Chronicles teach lessons of patriotism, the principal motive of the writer in publishing them Will have been gratified. If they teach other lessons, so much the better. If they contain literary qualities they may exceed my claims. Two historical introductions concisely detailing important events leading to the war, and immediately following the election of Abraham Lincoln, precede the Chronicles, the value of which for easy epoch reading, exceeds the price of the book. That which is dead of the past, cannot be written into life. But there is that in all the past without which the present would be blind, the future blank. The past speaks to the future. Though behind, it is before. Even of its wrongs we learn lessons of truth, of right, of progress. The past links the future to that still beyond, that must evolve out of the past elements for better building and the glory to be. The wrongs of the past forgive; their lessons never forget. They are lights on the shore of billowy seas of moral advancement. The soldiers dead live; those living have more to live for, to hope for, to work for. While living, wait not to die. Let there be no straggling in the ranks of the army of freedom. We dwell in the present, our work is not done. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Civil War Prisons

Author by : William Best Hesseltine
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Description : First published in 1962 as a special edition of Civil War History journal, Civil War Prisons remains the standard on the topic. Editor Hesseltine tackles the historiography of northern and southern prisons during the American Civil War. He attempts to bring closure to the legendary northern myth that the Southern government did its best to "exterminate" Union prisoners by calling the effective northern war propaganda a wartime "psychosis." Furthermore, the author offers his analysis over the much debated prisoner exchange system, and comes down hard on the North, especially its government and General Ulysses S. Grant, for their questionable approach to this issue. For all the serious scholarship and popular writing devoted to the American Civil War, the topic of prisoner-of-war camps, more than any other, retains the feeling of horror and passion that characterized the war years themselves, "Men held captive under such circumstances, guilty of no offense other than the deplorable misfortune of having been captured by the enemy, suffer tremendous psychological punishment as well as physical hardship. Monotony, estrangement and fear, along with privation and often brutality, combine to create nearly as wretched a quality of human life as is imaginable. The sufferings of Civil War prisoners (are) documented in this re-issue of an early number of the journal Civil War History ....Recounted there....are prisoner experiences in four Confederate installations: Andersonville, Georgia; Libby in Richmond, Virginia; Cahaba, Alabama; and Charleston, South Carolina. The remaining articles treat conditions in four Union prisons: Fort Warren in Boston harb∨ Rock Island, Illinois; Elmira, New York; and Johnson's Island on Lake Erie....in addition to some examples of sparkling and vivid prose, this volume contains a number of excellent photographs as well as an introduction by the late William B. Hesseltine...."--Kenneth B. Shover, The Historian


The Capture The Prison Pen And The Escape

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Description : Excerpt from The Capture, the Prison Pen, and the Escape: Giving an Account of Prison Life in the South, Principally at Richmond, Danville, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Millin, Salisbury and Andersonville; Describing the Arrival of Prisoners, Plans of Escape, With Incidents and Anectodes of Prison Life IT has been my aim in the preparation of these pages, to give a plain, unvarnished narrative of facts and incidents Of Prison Life, as they occurred under my own Observation during an experience Of fourteen months, in various Southern Prisons. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Andersonville Prison

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Description : *Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the prison written by surviving prisoners *Includes footnotes and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "Wuld that I was an artist & had the material to paint this camp & all its horors or the tounge of some eloquent Statesman and had the privleage of expresing my mind to our hon. rulers at Washington, I should gloery to describe this hell on earth where it takes 7 of its ocupiants to make a shadow." - Sgt. David Kennedy "There is so much filth about the camp that it is terrible trying to live here." - Michigan cavalryman John Ransom Notorious, a hell on earth, a cesspool, a death camp, and infamous have all been used by prisoners and critics to describe Andersonville Prison, constructed to house Union prisoners of war in 1864, and all descriptions apply. Located in Andersonville, Georgia and known colloquially as Camp Sumter, Andersonville only served as a prison camp for 14 months, but during that time 45,000 Union soldiers suffered there, and nearly 13,000 died. Victims found at the end of the war who had been held at Camp Sumter resembled victims of Auschwitz, starving and left to die with no regard for human life. Rumors about the horrors of Andersonville were making the rounds by the summer of 1864, and they were bad enough that during the Atlanta campaign, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman gave orders for a cavalry raid attempting to liberate the prisoners there. The Union cavalry were repulsed by Southern militia and cavalry at that point, and even after Sherman took Atlanta, the retreating Confederates moved under the assumption that the Union would target Andersonville yet again. Before the end of the war, the Confederates were moving prisoners from Andersonville to Camp Lawton, but by then, Andersonville was already synonymous with horror. Unable to supply its own armies, the Confederates had inadequately supplied the prison and its thousands of Union prisoners, leaving over 25% of the prisoners to die of starvation and disease. All told, Andersonville accounted for 40% of the deaths of all Union prisoners in the South, and the causes of death included malnutrition, disease, poor sanitation, overcrowding, and exposure to inclement weather. In fact, Andersonville infuriated the North so much that Henry Wirz, the man in charge of Andersonville, was the only Confederate executed after the war. Before the war, Wirz was a Swiss doctor who had practiced medicine in Kentucky, but while some Southern scholars continue to believe he was simply a victim of circumstance, plenty of evidence suggests his actions were far more insidious and deadly. As the debate over Wirz's fate suggests, one lingering argument in the analysis of Andersonville is whether the abuse and starvation of prisoners was a tragic circumstance of wartime conditions and poverty in the South or if the mistreatment was purposeful and intended. Most scholarship supports the latter point of view, and for the most part, the major dissenting views come from Southern writers and historians who espouse the "Lost Cause." There were articles of war and specific rules on how to treat prisoners on both sides, but by any measurement, humane treatment was all but nonexistent at Andersonville. Andersonville Prison: The History of the Civil War's Most Notorious Prison Camp chronicles the history of the Civil War's most infamous prison. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Andersonville like never before, in no time at all.


The Soldier S Story

Author by : Warren Lee Goss
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Description : During the Civil War tens of thousands of soldiers died in prisons. In Andersonville Prison Pen alone over 11,000 soldiers of the 33,000 died of starvation, exposure and consumption or other disease. Warren Lee Goss, a member of the 2nd Massachusetts Regiment of Heavy Artillery during the war. In “The Soldier’s Story” Goss writes of his captivity at Andersonville and Belle Isle prisons. Goss was a prisoner twice, once in 1862 for four months and in 1864 for nine months. His experience in these prisons was of a kind that few endure and live to write about. Although he attempts to relate the tale of horrors experienced in these prisons without exaggeration, he realizes that it is hard to comprehend that men can live through some of the cruelties of which he writes, to understand man’s inhumanity to man. The Appendix contains the names of the Union soldiers who died at Andersonville with the number of their graves, their rank, the companies and regiments to which they belonged, the dates of their decease, and the diseases of which they died. The numerous accurate illustrations of prison life were taken from actual Rebel photographs.