Publisher description for Andersonville Civil War Prison / Robert Scott Davis.
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Andersonville (Camp Sumter) Civil War prison was only in operation for little more than one year, from 1864 into 1865. In just a few of those months, however, it became the largest city in Georgia and the fifth largest city in the Confederate States of America. During that time, it also became America’s deadliest prison. Of the almost forty thousand captured Federal soldiers, sailors and civilians who entered its gates, some thirteen thousand died there. Thousands more died as a result of their time in this stockade of legend in deep southwest Georgia. Join historian Robert Davis as he tells the story of this infamous Confederate prison.
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.