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The Horrors of Andersonville

The Horrors of Andersonville Author Catherine Gourley
ISBN-10 9781467776325
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 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.



In Their Honor Soldiers of the Confederacy The Elmira Prison Camp

In Their Honor   Soldiers of the Confederacy   The Elmira Prison Camp Author Diane Janowski
ISBN-10 9780578027982
Release 2010-01
Pages 220
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Michel Fortlouis, a young Confederate soldier, weary of war, was captured by Union troops at Clinton, Louisiana, thirty miles from his home of New Roads. It was August 1864, in the last year of the War Between the States. Corporal Fortlouis was shipped north to the Union Prison Camp at Elmira, New York, where he died of pneumonia within ten days of his arrival. More than 12,000 young Southern men passed through the camp. Nearly 3,000 died. In their Honor – Soldiers of the Confederacy – The Elmira Prison Camp respectfully remembers these men and boys, and tells their stories. Research by the author has brought awareness of the soldiers’ relationships - brothers, fathers and sons, cousins and friends. Descendants of the soldiers have contributed harrowing stories of survival or despair. They were captured together. Some made it home. In their Honor includes narratives from prisoners’ families, and a complete revised list of the Confederate dead at Woodlawn National Cemetery.



Andersonville

Andersonville Author MacKinlay Kantor
ISBN-10 9780147515377
Release 2016
Pages 768
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"The greatest of our Civil War novels" (New York Times) reissued for a new generation As the United States prepares to commemorate the Civil War's 150th anniversary, Plume reissues the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel widely regarded as the most powerful ever written about our nation's bloodiest conflict. MacKinlay Kantor's Andersonville tells the story of the notorious Confederate Prisoner of War camp, where fifty thousand Union soldiers were held captive--and fourteen thousand died--under inhumane conditions. This new edition will be widely read and talked about by Civil War buffs and readers of gripping historical fiction.



Elmira

Elmira Author Michael Horigan
ISBN-10 0811732762
Release 2005-11
Pages 246
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"In this exhaustively researched study, Horigan points several fingers of guilt at Federal authorities for why 'Helmira' had a death rate almost equal to that at Andersonville. This is the definitive work on a Union prison compound that should never have been one of the worst in the Civil War"--Back cover.



John Ransom s Andersonville Diary

John Ransom s Andersonville Diary Author John L. Ransom
ISBN-10 0425141462
Release 1994
Pages 281
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The diary of John Ransom chronicles life as a prisoner-of-war in the infamous Andersonville prison



Andersonville Diary Escape and List of the Dead

Andersonville Diary  Escape  and List of the Dead Author John L. Ransom
ISBN-10 UOM:39015071161338
Release 1881
Pages 304
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Confederate Correspondent

Confederate Correspondent Author Jacob Nathaniel Raymer
ISBN-10 9780786439546
Release 2008-12-15
Pages 220
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"Soon after North Carolina seceded from the Union in May 1861, Jacob Nathaniel Raymer enlisted in the Confederate Army as a private and pledged to serve the duration. He faithfully wrote letters--often signed simply "Nat." Raymer witnessed and chronicledthe great battles of the Civil War, including Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and, finally, Lee's surrender at Appomattox"--Provided by publisher.



Martyria Or Andersonville Prison

Martyria  Or  Andersonville Prison Author Augustus Choate Hamlin
ISBN-10 BL:A0017719581
Release 1866
Pages 256
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Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War

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ISBN-10 9781418557768
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The True Story of Andersonville Prison

The True Story of Andersonville Prison Author James Madison Page
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044024590424
Release 1908
Pages 248
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The Madman and the Assassin

The Madman and the Assassin Author Scott Martelle
ISBN-10 9781613730218
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 240
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As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett. The killing of Booth made Corbett an instant celebrity who became the object of fascination and of derision. Corbett was an English immigrant, a hatter by trade, who was likely poisoned by mercury. A devout Christian, he castrated himself so that his sexual urges would not distract him from serving God, which he did as a street evangelist and preacher. He was one of the first volunteers to join the US Army in the first days of the Civil War, a path that would in time land him in the notorious Andersonville prison camp. Eventually released in a prisoner exchange, he would end up in the squadron that cornered Booth in Virginia. The Madman and the Assassin is the first full-length biography of Boston Corbett, a man who was something of a prototypical modern American, thrust into the spotlight during a national news event. His story also encompasses tragedy—his wife died when he was young, and he struggled with poverty and his own mental health—as it weaves through some of the biggest events in nineteenth century America. Scott Martelle is a professional journalist and the author of The Admiral and the Ambassador, and Detroit: A Biography, and is an editorial writer for the Los Angeles Times.



A Prison Diary

A Prison Diary Author Jeffrey Archer
ISBN-10 142996717X
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 288
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On July 19, 2001, following a conviction for perjury, international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison. Prisoner FF8282, as Archer is now known, spent the first three weeks in the notorious HMP Belmarsh, a high-security prison in South London, home to murderers, terrorists and some of Britain's most violent criminals. On the last day of the trial, his mother dies, and the world's press accompany him to the funeral. On returning to prison, he's placed on the lifer's wing, where a cellmate sells his story to the tabloids. Prisoners and guards routinely line up outside his cell to ask for his autograph, to write letters, and to seek advice on their appeals. For twenty-two days, Archer was locked in a cell with a murderer and a drug baron. He decided to use that time to write an hour-by-hour diary, detailing the worst three weeks of his life. When A Prison Diary was published in England, it was condemned by the prison authorities, and praised by the critics. Please note: This ebook edition does not contain all illustrations that appeared in the print edition.



Governing Through Crime

Governing Through Crime Author Jonathan Simon
ISBN-10 9780195181081
Release 2007-02-03
Pages 330
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Across America today gated communities sprawl out from urban centers, employers enforce mandatory drug testing, and schools screen students with metal detectors. Social problems ranging from welfare dependency to educational inequality have been reconceptualized as crimes, with an attendant focus on assigning fault and imposing consequences. Even before the recent terrorist attacks, non-citizen residents had become subject to an increasingly harsh regime of detention and deportation, and prospective employees subjected to background checks. How and when did our everyday world become dominated by fear, every citizen treated as a potential criminal?In this startlingly original work, Jonathan Simon traces this pattern back to the collapse of the New Deal approach to governing during the 1960s when declining confidence in expert-guided government policies sent political leaders searching for new models of governance. The War on Crime offered a ready solution to their problem: politicians set agendas by drawing analogies to crime and redefined the ideal citizen as a crime victim, one whose vulnerabilities opened the door to overweening government intervention. By the 1980s, this transformation of the core powers of government had spilled over into the institutions that govern daily life. Soon our schools, our families, our workplaces, and our residential communities were being governed through crime.This powerful work concludes with a call for passive citizens to become engaged partners in the management of risk and the treatment of social ills. Only by coming together to produce security, can we free ourselves from a logic of domination by others, and from the fear that currently rules our everyday life.



Three Years in the Bloody Eleventh

Three Years in the    Bloody Eleventh   Author Joseph Gibbs
ISBN-10 9780271030722
Release 2002-01-28
Pages 400
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Hailing from the Keystone State’s rugged western counties, the Eleventh Pennsylvania Reserves was one of the Civil War’s most heavily engaged units. Of more than 2,100 regiments raised by the North, it suffered the eighth highest number of battle deaths, earning it the gruesome sobriquet "Bloody Eleventh." Three Years in the "Bloody Eleventh" tells the story of this often-overlooked element of the Army of the Potomac from before the war up through 1864. Drawing on letters, diaries, and archival documents, Joseph Gibbs writes of men such as Colonel Thomas Gallagher, who led his troops into battle smoking a cigar, and Samuel Jackson, who became the regiment’s commander following Gallagher’s promotion. He rediscovers the complexities of the men who commanded the brigades and divisions of which the Eleventh Reserves was a part—figures such as George Meade, John Reynolds, and Samuel Crawford. While Gibbs writes about the officers, he never loses sight of the men in the ranks who marched into places such as Gaines’ Mill, Miller’s Cornfield at Antietam, and the Wheatfield at Gettysburg. Nor does he forget the homes, wives, and children they left behind in western Pennsylvania. With its meticulous research and lucid prose, Three Years in the "Bloody Eleventh" provides both scholars and Civil War enthusiasts with an unprecedented look inside the trials and tribulations of one of the war’s most battle-tested units.



A Soldier s Friend Civil War Nurse Cornelia Hancock

A Soldier s Friend  Civil War Nurse Cornelia Hancock Author Georgiann Baldino
ISBN-10 9780982809303
Release 2010
Pages 112
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Cornelia Hancock did not meet Army requirements for nurses, but she managed to serve on the front lines of the American Civil War for nearly two years. Georgiann Baldino's biography provides an unforgettable look at Cornelia's struggle, first to be of service and then to survive the carnage and epidemic illnesses of the Civil War. "I don't care what anyone says," Cornelia wrote, "war is humbug. It is just put out there to see how much the privates can bear."



The Siege of Krishnapur

The Siege of Krishnapur Author James Gordon Farrell
ISBN-10 9780307957849
Release 2012
Pages 728
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Two stunning, Booker Prize-winning historical novels that vividly chronicle the crumbling edges of the British Empire in India and Ireland--in one Contemporary Classics hardcover. Inspired by historical events, The Siege of Krishnapur is the mesmerizing tale of a British outpost, under siege during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, whose residents find their smug assumptions of moral and military superiority and their rigid class barriers under fire—literally and figuratively. The hero of Troubles, having survived the battles of World War I, makes his way to Ireland in 1919, in search of his once-wealthy fiancée. What he finds is her family's enormous seaside hotel in a spectacular state of decline, overgrown and overrun by herds of cats and pigs and the few remaining guests. From this strange perch, moving from room to room as the hotel falls down around him, he witnesses the distant tottering of the Empire in the East and the rise of the violent "Troubles" in Ireland.



Reminiscences of the Civil War

Reminiscences of the Civil War Author John Brown Gordon
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433081919072
Release 1903
Pages 474
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