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ISBN: 0761342125
Author: Catherine Gourley
Language: English
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (January 1, 2010)
Pages: 192
Category: Education & Reference
Subcategory: Young Adults
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 643
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Her latest work, The Horrors of Andersonville: Life and Death Inside a Civil War Prison, will appeal not only to youth, but also to any Civil War buff looking for a good overview of the infamous prison camp at Andersonville, Georgia.

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The Confederate prison known as Andersonville existed for only the last fourteen .

The diaries describe appalling conditions in which vermin-infested men were crowded into an open stockade with a single befouled stream as their water source. Designed to house 10,000 Yankee prisoners, Andersonville held 32,000 during August 1864. Nearly a third of the 45,000 prisoners who passed through the camp perished.

The Horrors of Andersonville book. The Confederate prison known as Andersonville existed. I hadn't heard of it until a high school student needed help finding books about it for a history project. At first I was confused, thinking that it was somehow connected to the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. Actually, it was a prison in Georgia where Union captives were held by the Confederacy from February 1864 to the end of the Civil War.

The Confederate prison known as Andersonville existed for only the last fourteen months of the Civil War―but its well-documented legacy of horror . Food was scarce and medical supplies virtually nonexistent. The bodies of those who did not survive the night had to be cleared away each morning.

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This is the true and compelling story of Andersonville, a notorious Confederate prisoner-of-war camp in Georgia during the American Civil War (1861-1865)

This is the true and compelling story of Andersonville, a notorious Confederate prisoner-of-war camp in Georgia during the American Civil War (1861-1865). The book describes the camp, its history, its 40,000 inmates (13,000 of whom died from starvation and disease), its wretched conditions, and its leaders. Get this torrent PLAY/STREAM TORRENT.

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The Confederate prison known as Andersonville existed for only the last fourteen months of the Civil War - but its well-documented legacy of horror has lived on in the diaries of its prisoners and the transcripts of the trial of its commandant. The diaries describe appalling conditions in which vermin-infested men were crowded into an open stockade with a single befouled stream as their water source. Food was scarce and medical supplies virtually nonexistent. The bodies of those who did not survive the night had to be cleared away each morning. Designed to house 10,000 Yankee prisoners, Andersonville held 32,000 during August 1864. Nearly a third of the 45,000 prisoners who passed through the camp perished. Exposure, starvation, and disease were the main causes, but excessively harsh penal practices and even violence among themselves contributed to the unprecedented death rate. At the end of the war, outraged Northerners demanded retribution for such travesties, and they received it in the form of the trial and subsequent hanging of Captain Henry Wirz, the prison's commandant. The trial was the subject of legal controversy for decades afterward, as many people felt justice was ignored in order to appease the Northerners' moral outrage over the horrors of Andersonville. The story of Andersonville is a complex one involving politics, intrigue, mismanagement, unfortunate timing, and, of course, people - both good and bad. Relying heavily on first-person reports and legal documents, author Catherine Gourley gives us a fascinating look into one of the most painful incidents of U.S. history.

Comments:

LeXXXuS
not that good. didn't hold my attention, writing was kinda boring, too bad because it is such a tragic time in our countries history should have been told better.
Faugami
great read
White gold
Purchased by school district. Didn't hear any complaints from the teacher (and I would), so assume all's good.
Anardred
awesome history, great read
Frosha
Catherine Gourley is an award-winning author and editor of books for young adults, with more than twenty titles to her credit. Her latest work, The Horrors of Andersonville: Life and Death Inside a Civil War Prison, will appeal not only to youth, but also to any Civil War buff looking for a good overview of the infamous Confederate-operated prison camp at Andersonville, Georgia. The author interweaves a fictional cast of characters, both those wearing the blue and those of the gray persuasion, to introduce the reader to the misery and suffering that marked the conditions in what was arguably the worst prisoner-of-war camp in the country during the Civil War.

Skillfully telling the story of the main characters without sacrificing reality, Gourley uses sidebars to give the reader more depth and details on such topics as burying the dead, distribution of rations and supplies, President Lincoln's views on prisoner exchanges, medical conditions, real-life escape attempts, and facts and fabrications that have arisen over the years since the camp was closed and its commandant, Swiss-born Henry Wirz, became the only Confederate officer executed for war crimes.

Gourley's fictional "band of brothers" must recover from the shock of being taken prisoner, endure the humiliation of initial captivity at Richmond's Belle Isle, live through the long and grueling transport to southern Georgia, and then find a way to survive (or not) at Andersonville. She introduces a number of protagonists, including members of a wicked gang of "Regulators," fellow Union prisoners, who control the social and "economic" circles within the ranks of the prisoners.

Her writing style is lucid and well flowing, with believable character definition and a steady pace and style that invites the reader to turn the page and learn what happens next to the heroes and villains. The side bars can be distracting if the reader skips between the storyline and the factual details presented, but that is a minor issue and perhaps it is best to read the story and then go back and pick up the facts before a second reading for context.

The book is filled with illustrations, period photographs, and other useful information, although maps would have been useful for the new Civil War reader who might not know where Belle Isle was located within the Confederacy versus Andersonville and other locations mentioned. She also could have worked in the story of the Sultana, an overcrowded Mississippi River transport vessel that exploded and sank rapidly, killing more than a thousand exchanges prisoners, including hundreds of ill-fated soldiers from my native Ohio.

All in all, Catherine Gourley's interesting book should appeal to a generation that needs to better understand our country's rich heritage, both the good and the bad. Few of the modern generation know much about the horrors of Andersonville, other than to perhaps have seen the old TNT mini-series on DVD or on-demand downloads. She is to be commended for tackling a difficult subject like Andersonville and making it come alive for the casual reader.

The Horrors of Andersonville: Life and Death Inside a Civil War Prison Camp
Catherine Gourley
Twenty-first Century Books, 2010
192 pages, illustrated, hard cover with dust jacket
ISBN 978-0-7613-4212-0

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