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Life and Death in Civil War Prisons

The Parallel Torments of Corporal John Wesly Minnich, C.S.A. and Sergeant Warren Lee Goss, U.S.A.

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A penetrating, unforgettable portrait of the worst of the war - the military prisons of the North and the South. The book strips the war of its romance and pageantry. What is left is the hardship and horror of the war - and the extraordinary courage of American soldiers from both North and South.
 

More than anything, Civil War soldiers feared becoming a prisoner of war. Among the deadliest prisons for Confederates was Rock Island Prison in Illinois. One of the most notorious for Northern prisoners was Georgia's Camp Sumter - better known as "Andersonville." Dysentery, starvation, exposure to harsh weather, and brutal mistreatment killed more men in prisons than were killed at Gettysburg, the war's deadliest battle.

The gruesome reality of Civil War prison life is found in the personal stories of those who suffered it. Two such victims were Corporal John Wesley Minnich - a Southern teenager from Louisiana - and Sergeant Warren Lee Goss of Massachusetts. In Life and Death in Civil War Prisons, these two common soldiers become uncommon symbols of the largely untold under-life of the American Civil War. It is a penetrating, unforgettable portrait of the worst of the war - the military prisons of the North and the South. The book strips the war of its romance and pageantry. What is left is the hardship and horror of the war - and the extraordinary courage of American soldiers from both North and South.

Contributor(s) J Michael Martinez
About the Contributor(s) J Michael Martinez
J. Michael Martinez is an attorney working with environmental affairs and a corporate counsel.  He also teaches political science at Kennesaw State University.  He has written three previous books including Confederate Symbols in the Contemporary South.
UPC 031869000474
ISBN-10 1401600948
ISBN-13 9781401600945
Publish Date Mar 24, 2004
Weight (lbs) 1.2500
Height 9.10
Width 6.00
Length 288
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $24.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

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