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The world's largest prison : the story of Camp Lawton

Autor John K Derden
Vydavatel: Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, 2012.
Vydání/formát:   Kniha : Biography : English : 1st ed
Databáze:WorldCat
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"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  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: History
Typ materiálu: Biography
Typ dokumentu: Book
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: John K Derden
ISBN: 9780881464153 0881464155
OCLC číslo: 795909448
Popis: 259 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Obsahy: The setting --
An emerging tragedy --
A theoretical solution: the building of Camp Lawton --
The reality: life's necessities at Camp Lawton --
Voter, recruiters, galvanizers, escapees, and guards --
The collapse: "war is hell" --
The aftermath: the trials of the living and the Odyssey of the dead --
The resurrection of Camp Lawton.
Odpovědnost: John K. Derden.

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"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.

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