This is a selective collection of Harper’s Weekly woodcut images from throughout 1865 regarding cruelties at Andersonville. The original descriptions of illustrations of the jailor’s trial and rebel treatment of Union prisoners is presented. About This Document -- Several years ago, Fauquier resident Paul Mellon kindly gifted a collection of Harper’s Weekly news magazines to the Fauquier Historical Society. They are a great educational source of engraved images highlighting Civil War events published when most newspapers were only words. The images illuminate the story.
Civil War (1861-1865) Illustrations – Series 1865 Part 2 Andersonville Atrocities, Jailor’s Trial
Author: Walt H. Sirene
Publisher: Walt H. Sirene
This is a selective collection of Harper’s Weekly woodcut Civil War images during the second half of 1865. The original descriptions of illustrations and events including Davis’ flight, devastation, Gen. Grant, Amy Spain, and Richmond recovering. Events resulting from horrors of Andersonville and trial of H. Wirz occurring during this period are in Part 2. About This Document -- Several years ago, Fauquier resident Paul Mellon kindly gifted a collection of Harper’s Weekly news magazines to the Fauquier Historical Society. They are a great educational source of engraved images highlighting Civil War events published when most newspapers were only words. The images illuminate the story.
Civil War (1861-1865) Illustrations – Series 1865 Part 4 Appomattox, Destruction, Recovery
Author: Walt H. Sirene
Publisher: Walt H. Sirene
A Journal of Civilization
Category: United States
In this carefully researched and compelling revisionist account, William Marvel provides a comprehensive history of Andersonville Prison and conditions within it.
The Last Depot
Author: William Marvel
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
The name Andersonville, from the American Civil War to the present, has come to be synonymous with "American death camp." Its horrors have been portrayed in its histories, art, television, and movies. The trial of its most famous figure, Captain Henry Wirz, still raises questions about American justice. This work unlocks the secret history of America's deadliest prison camp in ways that will spur debate for many years to come. However, more than a story of a notorious place of death, this work sets out to uncover unknown aspects of life among Americans immediately before and during the Civil War. Persons who found themselves connected with this prison tell the story of a new country in a period of rapid change. They include, among others, the mysterious figure known as Limber Jim, mercenary D. W. Vowles, sea captain Herbert Hunt, lawyer O. S. Baker, and even general William Tecumseh Sherman. This work uncovers the lost history of the prison itself, the least understood element of this massive human tragedy in Civil War Georgia. While a work of deep introspection and high adventure, it also corrects myths, misunderstandings, and major mistakes that have appeared in print and popular history.
Essays on the Secret Social Histories of America's Deadliest Prison
Author: Robert Scott Davis
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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.
Life and Death Inside a Civil War Prison
Author: Catherine Gourley
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Category: American literature
Relates the story of the Civil War's most notorious death camp at Andersonville, Georgia, in which thousands of Union prisoners of war died
Author: Edward F. Roberts
Publisher: White Mane Publishing Company
As Barnaby Skye, a seaman-deserter from the Royal Navy, Rocky Mountain trapper, and frontiersman, and his wife Victoria journey to St. Louis so that Barnaby can apply for a job as a post trader, the couple encounter danger in the form of Creole fur brigade leader Alexandre Bonfils, a deadly rival who also wants the post trader position and will do anything to get it. Reprint.
A Barnaby Skye Novel
Author: Richard S. Wheeler
A Magazine of Drama, Comedy, Music
Category: Performing Arts
Echoes from the Boys of Company H focuses on a few Civil War soldiers from Company H, 100th Regiment, New York State Volunteers, who were prolific writers. It is based upon a treasure trove of hundreds of letters, journals, and diaries. These writings provide rare insight into life as a common soldier. The boys also share their thoughts about topics ranging from everyday camp life and homesickness to broader concerns such as politics and religion. Hear a firsthand account of the horrors of prison life in Andersonville, Ga. Follow these soldiers after the war as they re-enter civil life. As their experiences begin to fade to distant echoes from the past, the soldiers ultimately join together to develop an association to relive and glorify their wartime experiences. Echoes from the Boys of Company H is a unique and touching collection of the written words of young men who proudly served their country during one of the most tumultuous times in the young nations history. Although their voices are now silenced, the documents they left behind are eloquent lessons in the understanding of and gratitude for the sacrifices of all who fought on both sides. Here is a rich collection of Civil War letters. They reveal the emotions and actions of men in battle. Edward Longacre, Author of Army of Amateurs An unusually textured view of the Civil War and its immediate aftermath in the words of its participants. The editor has gone to tremendous lengths to locate and transcribe a vast array of viewpoints on battles, camp life and wartime politics. Professor Carol Sheriff and co-author of A People at War Stunning! A remarkable tour de force! This is an intimate, personal look into everyday life in the 100th New York Infantry. We endure the misery of diseases and trench warfare, the boredom of camp life, and the terror of battles with these soldiers. Jeff Toalson, editor of No Soap, No Pay, Diarrhea, Dysentery & Desertion.
The Seige of Charleston, the Assault on Fort Wagner,The Virginia Campaigns for Petersburg and Richmond, and Prison Life in Andersonville as Chronicled by Civil War Soldiers from the 100Th New York State Regiment, Company H
Author: Neal E. Wixson
With Name, Co., Regiment, Date of Death and No. of Grave in Cemetery
Author: John L. Ransom
Category: Andersonville (Ga.)
Category: American literature
A Federal regiment's exploits in the last year of the Civil War
the Fifty-seventh Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers in the Army of the Potomac, 1864-1865
Author: Warren Wilkinson
A Defense of Major Henry Wirz
Author: James Madison Page,Michael Joachim Haley
Category: United States
Author: Mark L. Bradley
Category: Civil-military relations
In the tradition of the "New York Times"-bestselling work "Manhunt," by James Swanson, comes a compelling nonfiction narrative about the pursuit and capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the end of the Civil War.
The Chase, Capture, Persecution, and Surprising Release of Confederate President Jefferson Davis
Author: Clint Johnson
Publisher: Citadel Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For the Specialist Book World
Category: Antiquarian booksellers
The Civil War changed the United States in many ways—economic, political, and social. Of these changes, none was more important than Emancipation. Besides freeing nearly four million slaves, it brought agricultural wage labor to a reluctant South and gave a vote to black adult males in the former slave states. It also offered former slaves new opportunities in education, property ownership—and military service. From late 1862 to the spring of 1865, as the Civil War raged on, the federal government accepted more than 180,000 black men as soldiers, something it had never done before on such a scale. Known collectively as the United States Colored Troops and organized in segregated regiments led by white officers, some of these soldiers guarded army posts along major rivers; others fought Confederate raiders to protect Union supply trains, and still others took part in major operations like the Siege of Petersburg and the Battle of Nashville. After the war, many of the black regiments took up posts in the former Confederacy to enforce federal Reconstruction policy. Freedom by the Sword tells the story of these soldiers' recruitment, organization, and service. Thanks to its broad focus on every theater of the war and its concentration on what black soldiers actually contributed to Union victory, this volume stands alone among histories of the U.S. Colored Troops.
The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867
Author: William A. Dobak
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.