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Cahaba Prison
     

Cahaba Prison

by William O. Bryant
 
This is the story of the little-known prisoner-of-war camp on the banks of the Alabama River near Selma where 5,000 Union soldiers were interned during the latter part of the Civil War. After surviving imprisonment and a forced march overland to the Mississippi River, they were to die in the worst accident of its type in U.S. history -- when the Sultana steamship

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This is the story of the little-known prisoner-of-war camp on the banks of the Alabama River near Selma where 5,000 Union soldiers were interned during the latter part of the Civil War. After surviving imprisonment and a forced march overland to the Mississippi River, they were to die in the worst accident of its type in U.S. history -- when the Sultana steamship exploded in mid-river while transporting them back to their homes in the North.

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An account of the lives of the Union soldiers imprisoned in the Confederate camp on the banks of the Alabama River from the latter half of 1863 until the end of the war, many of whom survived only to perish aboard the steamer Sultana, when it exploded while transporting newly released prisoners from Cahaba and Andersonville, the worst accident of any type in US history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780817304683
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
04/30/1990
Series:
Library of Alabama Classics Series
Pages:
192

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