By Ovid L. Futch
In February 1864, Union prisoners of struggle arrived on the accomplice stockade at Anderson Station, Georgia. Andersonville, because it was once later recognized, could develop into mythical for its brutality and mistreatment, with the top mortality rate--over 30 percent--of any Civil warfare prison.
Fourteen months later, 32,000 males have been imprisoned there. lots of the prisoners suffered tremendously as a result of terrible association, meager offers, the Federal government’s refusal to replace prisoners, and the cruelty of guys aiding a central authority engaged in a wasting conflict for survival.
Who used to be accountable for permitting rather a lot squalor, mismanagement, and waste at Andersonville? searching for a solution, Ovid Futch cuts via fees and countercharges that experience made the camp a subject matter of sour controversy. He examines diaries and firsthand bills of prisoners, guards, and officials, and either accomplice and Federal executive documents (including the transcript of the trial of Capt. Henry Wirz, the alleged "fiend of Andersonville"). First released in 1968, this groundbreaking quantity hasn't ever long gone out of print.
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