Andersonville Civil War Prison

Andersonville Civil War Prison

by Robert Scott Davis
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596297623
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
726,044
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


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.

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