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A perfect picture of hell : eyewitness accounts by Civil War prisoners from the 12th Iowa

Author: Ted Genoways; Hugh H Genoways
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the shooting of an unarmed prisoner at Montgomery, Alabama, to a successful escape from Belle Isle, from the swelling floodwaters overtaking Cahaba Prison to the inferno that finally engulfed Andersonville, A Perfect Picture of Hell is a collection of harrowing narratives by soldiers from the 12th Iowa Infantry who survived imprisonment in the South during the Civil War." "Editors Ted Genoways and Hugh H.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Sources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Perfect picture of hell.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606541533
Online version:
Perfect picture of hell.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)608430179
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Genoways; Hugh H Genoways
ISBN: 0877457581 9780877457589 087745759X 9780877457596
OCLC Number: 45248222
Description: xiv, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Captured at Shiloh, April 6, 1862 --
Eyewitness Account --
John H. Stibbs, Company D: Account of Surrender at Shiloh --
Prison Accounts: Enlisted Men --
Charles L. Sumbardo, Company I: Incidents of Prison Life --
George Erwin Comstock, Company C: Reminiscences of S.C. Beck in Prison Life --
Seth Jones Crowhurst, Company E: Reminiscences of a Union Soldier --
Letter: October 24, 1862 --
Letter: November 5, 1862 --
Bryon P. Zuver, Company D: Prisoner of War --
Prison Accounts: Lieutenants --
Luther W. Jackson, Company H: A Prison Diary --
John W. Gift, Company F: Speech Delivered in Delhi, Iowa, November 1862 --
Joseph B. Dorr, Company I: Journal of My Imprisonment in the Rebellion --
Letter: June 11, 1862 --
Letter: July 16, 1862 --
Prison Accounts: Officers --
John H. Stibbs, Company D: An Account of Southern Prisons --
Open Letter --
Edward M. Van Duzee, Company I: Incidents of Prison Life in 1862 --
William W. Warner, Company C --
Letter: April 29, 1862 --
Letter: May 23, 1862 --
Letter: May 28, 1862 --
Letter: June 13, 1862 --
Release and Parole --
Erastus B. Soper, Company D: Paroled Prisoners from Macon, Georgia, to St. Louis --
Captured at Corinth, October 3, 1862 --
Eyewitness Account --
Erastus B. Soper, Company D: Excerpts from the "History of Company D, 12th Iowa" --
Prison Account --
Allen M. Blanchard, Company D: Reminiscences of the Capture and Detention of Allen M. Blanchard, as a Prisoner of War --
Captured at Jackson, July 11, 1863 --
Prison Account --
George Erwin Comstock, Company C: A Prison Diary --
Captured at Tupelo, July 13 and 15, 1864 --
Eyewitness Accounts --
Frederick Humphrey, Chaplain: The 12th Iowa at the Battle of Tupelo: Letter from an Eye Witness --
William L. Henderson, Company C --
Letter: July 21, 1864 --
Prison Accounts --
Edwin A. Buttolph, Company D: Reminiscences of the Second Capture of Edwin A. Buttolph on July 13, 1864, and His Detention in Rebel Prisons: Prepared by Himself --
John De Vine, Company I: An Account of Castle Morgan, Cahaba --
J. Warren Cotes, Company I: A Brief Account of the Experience in Captivity of the Men Captured at Tupelo, July 15th, 1864 --
Open Letter. Epilogue: John H. Stibbs: Andersonville and the Trial of Henry Wirz.
Responsibility: edited by Ted Genoways and Hugh H. Genoways.
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This is a collection of harrowing narratives by soldiers from the 12 Iowa Infantry who survived imprisonment in the south during the Civil War. The editors highlight the 12th Iowa's activities in the  Read more...

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