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Andersonville : the last depot

Author: William Marvel
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1994.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 - one-third 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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Marvel
ISBN: 0807821527 9780807821527 0807857815 9780807857816
OCLC Number: 29255361
Description: xi, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: I find me in a gloomy wood --
All hope abandon --
Then spoke the thunder --
A deep and muddy river --
But yet the will roll'd onward --
Each in his narrow cell forever laid --
April is the cruelest month.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: William Marvel.

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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. The author contends that virulent  Read more...

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"A remarkable scholarly and literary achievement, a genuinely pathbreaking book."Lincoln Prize Citation" "

 
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