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  • Haunted by Atrocity: Civil War Prisons in American Memory (Making the Modern South)

    During the Civil War, approximately 56,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in enemy military prison camps. Even in the midst of the war’s shocking violence, the intensity of the prisoners’ suffering and the brutal manner of their deaths provoked outrage, and both the Lincoln and Davis administrations manipulated the prison controversy to serve the exigencies of war. As both sides distributed propaganda designed to convince citizens of each section of the relative virtue of their own prison system―in contrast to the cruel inhumanity of the opponent―they etched hardened and divisive memories of the prison controversy into the Americ...
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South

    • ASIN: 0807164003

  • The Kitchen House: A Novel


    Civil War Prisons In The North And South

    • ASIN: B0034DGPEU

  • Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons (Civil War America)

    From battlefields, boxcars, and forgotten warehouses to notorious prison camps like Andersonville and Elmira, prisoners seemed to be everywhere during the American Civil War. Yet there is much we do not know about the soldiers and civilians whose very lives were in the hands of their enemies. Living by Inches is the first book to examine how imprisoned men in the Civil War perceived captivity through the basic building blocks of human experience--their five senses. From the first whiffs of a prison warehouse to the taste of cornbread and the feeling of lice, captivity assaulted prisoners' perceptions of their environments and themselves. Evan...
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South

    • ASIN: 1469653788

  • Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

    No historical event has left as deep an imprint on America's collective memory as the Civil War. In the war's aftermath, Americans had to embrace and cast off a traumatic past. David Blight explores the perilous path of remembering and forgetting, and reveals its tragic costs to race relations and America's national reunion.In 1865, confronted with a ravaged landscape and a torn America, the North and South began a slow and painful process of reconciliation. The ensuing decades witnessed the triumph of a culture of reunion, which downplayed sectional division and emphasized the heroics of a battle between noble men of the Blue and the Gray. N...
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South

    • ASIN: 0674008197
    • Brand: Belknap Press

  • The Sharpshooters: A History of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War

    Recruited as sharpshooters and clothed in distinctive uniforms with green trim, the hand-picked regiment of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was renowned and admired far and wide. The only New Jersey regiment to reenlist for the duration of the Civil War at the close of its initial three-year term, the Ninth saw action in forty-two battles and engagements across three states. Throughout the South, the regiment broke up enemy camps and supply depots, burned bridges, and destroyed railroad tracks to thwart Confederate movements. Members of the Ninth also suffered disease and starvation as POWs at the notorious Andersonville prison ca...
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South

    • ASIN: 1612348076
    • Brand: POTOMAC

  • Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the “Age of Neoslavery,” the American period following the Emancipation Proclamation in which convicts, mostly black men, were “leased” through forced labor camps operated by state and federal governments.In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—an “Age of Neoslavery” that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II.Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Douglas A. Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed...
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South

    • ASIN: 0385722702
    • Brand: Blackmon, Douglas A.
    • UPC: 000385722702

  • Camp Douglas: Chicago's Civil War Prison (Images of America: Illinois)

    Thousands of Confederate soldiers died in Chicago during the Civil War, not from battle wounds, but from disease, starvation, and torture as POWs in a military prison three miles from the Chicago Loop. Initially treated as a curiosity, attitudes changed when newspapers reported the deaths of Union soldiers on southern battlefields. As the prison population swelled, deadly diseases―smallpox, dysentery, and pneumonia―quickly spread through Camp Douglas. Starving prisoners caught stealing from garbage dumps were tortured or shot. Fearing a prisoner revolt, a military official declared martial law in Chicago, and civilians, including a Chicag...
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South

    • ASIN: 0738551759
    • Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing

  • The Stolen Marriage: A Novel

    Steeped in history and filled with heart-wrenching twists, The Stolen Marriage is an emotionally captivating novel of secrets, betrayals, prejudice, and forgiveness. It showcases Diane Chamberlain at the top of her talent.One mistake, one fateful night, and Tess DeMello’s life is changed forever. It is 1944. Pregnant, alone, and riddled with guilt, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly gives up her budding career as a nurse and ends her engagement to the love of her life, unable to live a lie. Instead, she turns to the baby’s father for help and agrees to marry him, moving to the small, rural town of Hickory, North Carolina. Tess...
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South

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  • Victims: A True Story Of The Civil War

    Recounts the murders of thirteen captured prisoners by Confederate soldiers in North Carolina, compares it with other war atrocities, and discusses how the crime affected the community
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South

    • ASIN: 1572333251
    • Brand: University of Tennessee Press

  • Andersonville: The Last Depot (Civil War America)

    Between February 1864 and April 1865, 41,000 Union prisoners of war were taken to the stockade at Anderson Station, Georgia, where nearly 13,000 of them died. Most contemporary accounts placed the blame for the tragedy squarely on the shoulders of the Confederates who administered the prison or on a conspiracy of higher-ranking officials. According to William Marvel, virulent disease and severe shortages of vegetables, medical supplies, and other necessities combined to create a crisis beyond the captors' control. He also argues that the tragedy was aggravated by the Union decision to suspend prisoner exchanges, which meant that many men who ...
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South

    • ASIN: 0807821527

  • John Ransom's Civil War Diary : Notes from Inside Andersonville, the Civil War's Most Notorious Prison

    Authentic historical document, written by a 20-year-old Union soldier, offers firsthand account of the acts of cruelty and kindness he witnessed as a prisoner in Andersonville, the infamous Confederate
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South
    "The Civil War produced many diaries, but few as appealing and readable as this one." -- Publishers Weekly"An altogether exciting and unique, almost priceless documentary." -- Library Journal"A tale of adventure, of suspense from beginning to end, of fierce hate and great love, of the incredible callousness of man and the incredible warmth of man -- with the added knowledge that 'it really happened.'" -- Bruce CattonJohn L. Ransom joined the Union Army in 1862, serving as brigade quartermaster of the Ninth Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. A year later, the 20-year-old soldier was captured in Tennessee and interned at the notorious

    • UPC: 55366134
    • Rating: 4.0

  • Libby Prison Breakout : The Daring Escape from the Notorious Civil War Prison

    Recounts the escape of 109 Union officers from the Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, through a 55-foot tunnel and their flight in winter through the heart of the Confederate homeland, amid an all-out Rebel
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South
    During the winter of 1863-1864, 1,200 Union officers lived in squalor and semi-starvation in Richmond's Libby Prison, known as "The Bastille of the South." On February 9, 109 of those officers wriggled through a fifty-five-foot tunnel to freedom. After an all-out Rebel manhunt, survivors reached Washington, and their testimony spurred far-reaching investigations into the treatment of Union prisoners.Libby Prison Breakout tells the largely unknown story of the most important escape of the Civil War from a Confederate prison, one that ultimately increased the North's and South's willingness to use prisoners in waging "total

    • UPC: 15044934
    • Rating: 5.0

  • Sultana : Surviving the Civil War, Prison, and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History

    Huffman pens a powerful and moving look at the sinking of the "Sultana"--the worst maritime disaster in American
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South
    In April 1865, the steamboat Sultana slowly moved up the Mississippi River, its overtaxed engines straining under the weight of twenty-four hundred passengers--mostly Union soldiers, recently paroled from Confederate prison camps. At 2 a.m., three of Sultana's four boilers exploded. Within twenty minutes, the boat went down in flames, and an estimated seventeen hundred lives were lost.The worst maritime disaster in American history, the sinking of the Sultana is a forgotten tragedy lost in the turmoil of the times--the war's end, the assassination of President Lincoln, the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth. Alan Huffman presents this harrowing story in gripping

    • UPC: 11602430
    • Rating: 3.0

  • Watauga County, North Carolina, in the Civil War

    "A history of Watauga County, NC, in the Civil War"--
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South
    Watauga County, North Carolina, in the Civil War

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  • Camp Douglas : Chicago's Civil War Prison

    Thousands of Confederate soldiers died in Chicago during the Civil War, not from battle wounds, but from disease, starvation, and torture as POWs in a military prison three miles from the Chicago Loop. Initially treated as a curiosity, attitudes changed when newspapers reported the deaths of Union soldiers on southern battlefields. As the prison population swelled, deadly diseases--smallpox, dysentery, and pneumonia--quickly spread through Camp Douglas. Starving prisoners caught stealing from garbage dumps were tortured or shot. Fearing a prisoner revolt, a military official declared martial law in Chicago, and civilians, including a Chicago mayor and his family, were arrested, tried,
    Civil War Prisons In The North And South
    Thousands of Confederate soldiers died in Chicago during the Civil War, not from battle wounds, but from disease, starvation, and torture as POWs in a military prison three miles from the Chicago Loop. Initially treated as a curiosity, attitudes changed when newspapers reported the deaths of Union soldiers on southern battlefields. As the prison population swelled, deadly diseases--smallpox, dysentery, and pneumonia--quickly spread through Camp Douglas. Starving prisoners caught stealing from garbage dumps were tortured or shot. Fearing a prisoner revolt, a military official declared martial law in Chicago, and civilians, including a Chicago mayor and his family, were arrested, tried,

    • UPC: 53246917
    • Rating: 4.0

  • Civil War Prisons - An American Tragedy

    Civil War Prisons In The North And South
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    The Civil War Prisoner Camp That Became a Place of Horror

    Civil War Prisons In The North And South
    The Confederate Civil War prisoner camp in Andersonville, Georgia, was an utter nightmare for the many soldiers held within. It was dangerously overcrowded, rife with disease, and food and medical ...
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    Civil War Prisoners: The Civil War in Four Minutes

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    Join Park Ranger Stephanie Steinhorst as she describes the conditions and hardships of prisoners of war during the American Civil War. Watch now to learn why the prisoner parole system failed durin...
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