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Portals to hell : military prisons of the Civil War

Author: Lonnie R Speer
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lonnie R Speer
ISBN: 0811703347 9780811703345
OCLC Number: 36817057
Description: xix, 410 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Overview on tragedy --
Makeshift prisons --
Life as a prisoner of war --
Prison creation --
Prisoner exchange --
Black soldiers and POWs --
Prison expansion --
The overseers --
The growing prison crisis --
Escape --
Prison compounds --
Release and revenge --
Epilogue: past and present --
Appendix A: The language of the prison camps --
Appendix B: Medical glossary --
Appendix C: Prison quick-reference guide.
Responsibility: Lonnie R. Speer.

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