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Derden, John K.

Overview
Works: 8 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 539 library holdings
Genres: History  Genealogy  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Sources  Chronologies  Calendars 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E612.C26, 973.77
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John K Derden
The world's largest prison : the story of Camp Lawton by John K Derden( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it opened in October 1864, Camp Lawton was called "the world's largest prison." Operational only six weeks, this stockade near Millen, Georgia, was evacuated in the face of advancing Federal troops under General Sherman. In that brief span of time, the prison served as headquarters for the Confederate military prison system, witnessed hundreds of deaths, held a mock election for president, was involved in a sick exchange, hosted attempts to recruit Union POWs for Confederate service, and withstood escape attempts. Burned by Sherman's troops following its evacuation in late November 1864, the prison was never reoccupied. Over the next one hundred fifty years, the memory of Camp Lawton almost disappeared. In 2010, the Confederate military prison was resurrected--a result of the media event publically showcasing the findings of recent archeological investigations. This book not only summarizes these initial archeological findings, but is also the first full-length, documented history of Camp Lawton. Drawing from material in the National Archives, other repositories, and libraries, the author reveals published and unpublished accounts of ex-POWs, family stories, as well as relevant narrative that examines the experience of prison administrators, guards, POWs, and the local populace placing the history of the prison in the broader context of the Civil War. Camp Lawton's history illuminates the treatment of Union POWs, the strengths and weaknesses of the Confederacy in the last stages of the war, the impact of Sherman's March, divisions among the Confederate populace and leadership, and the significant human toll of the conflict."--Publisher's website
Montgomery County, Georgia : a source book of genealogy and history by James Edward Dorsey( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gone, but not forgotten : a tombstone registry of Emanuel County, Georgia by James Edward Dorsey( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tombstone registry of Emanuel County, Georgia by James Edward Dorsey( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual salute to Emanuel County by James Edward Dorsey( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calendar of state historical events by John K Derden( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

East Georgia College 1973-1998 [calendar] : celebrating 25 years of service by East Georgia College( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A tale of two revolutions, or, the revolution of 1989: Deja vu? by John K Derden( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.00 for A tale of ... to 0.45 for East Georg ...)

Languages
English (15)