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Andersonville

A Story of Southern Rebel Prisons

Andersonville by John McElroy
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A reprint edition of the 1879 title. The years 1864-65 were a season of desperate battles, but in that time many more Union soldiers died of starvation and exposure than were killed by cannon and rifle. The country has heard much of the heroism and sacrifices of those loyal youths who fell on the field of battle; it has heard little of the still greater number who died in prison pens. It knows full well how grandly her sons met death in front of the serried ranks of treason, but little of the sublime firmness with which they endured unto the death, all that ingenious cruelty their foes could inflict upon them while in captivity. This book describes the spectacle and process of seventy thousand young, strong, able-bodied men, starving and rotting to death in Andersonville prison. Such a gigantic tragedy as this stuns the mind and benumbs the imagination.

Digital Scanning, Inc.; January 2000
655 pages; ISBN 9781582181431
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Title: Andersonville
Author: John McElroy