omitir hasta el contenido
The world's largest prison : the story of Camp Lawton Ver este material de antemano
CerrarVer este material de antemano
Chequeando…

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

Autor: John K Derden
Editorial: Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, 2012.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Biografía : Inglés (eng) : 1st ed
Base de datos:WorldCat
Resumen:
"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  Leer más
Calificación:

(todavía no calificado) 0 con reseñas - Ser el primero.

Temas
Más materiales como éste

 

Encontrar un ejemplar en la biblioteca

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Encontrando bibliotecas que tienen este material…

Detalles

Género/Forma: History
Tipo de material: Biografía
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: John K Derden
ISBN: 9780881464153 0881464155
Número OCLC: 795909448
Descripción: 259 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contenido: 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.
Responsabilidad: John K. Derden.

Resumen:

"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.

Reseñas

Reseñas contribuidas por usuarios
Recuperando reseñas de GoodReads…
Recuperando reseñas de DOGObooks…

Etiquetas

Ser el primero.
Confirmar este pedido

Ya ha pedido este material. Escoja OK si desea procesar el pedido de todos modos.

Datos enlazados


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/795909448>
library:oclcnum"795909448"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/795909448>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"American Civil War (1861-1865)"
schema:about
schema:author
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:datePublished"2012"
schema:description"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."
schema:description""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."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1120499022>
schema:genre"History."
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The world's largest prison : the story of Camp Lawton"
schema:numberOfPages"259"
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Cerrar ventana

Inicie una sesión con WorldCat 

¿No tienes una cuenta? Puede fácilmente crear una cuenta gratuita.