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Robert Scott Davis is the director of the Genealogy Program of Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, Alabama. His duties include helping to build one of the South’s most extensive genealogical collections, operating a microfilming facility, teaching genealogy in one of the first colleges to offer genealogy as a college-level course and organizing field trips for his classes to libraries throughout the country. In 2006, his program received the Award for Outstanding Leadership in History from the American Association for State and Local History. Professor Davis also teaches survey courses in geography and history. He has more than one thousand publications of all sorts and from research he has conducted in archives and libraries throughout the United States, England and Scotland. His book Ghosts and Shadows of Andersonville is one of the first annalistic-style social histories of the American Civil War. Aside from writing history, genealogy and records, he has also compiled books and articles on methods and materials in research.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Andersonville Prison -- History.
Andersonville Prison -- History -- Pictorial works.
Prisoners of war -- Georgia -- Andersonville -- History -- 19th century.
Prisoners of war -- Confederate States of America -- History.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Atrocities.