Unlikely Allies: Fort Delaware's Prison Community in the Civil War

Unlikely Allies: Fort Delaware's Prison Community in the Civil War

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by Dale Fetzer, Bruce Edward Mowday, Bruce Mowday
     
 

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  • Moving narrative of the harrowing ordeal of Civil War prisoners
  • Based on newly discovered primary sources

    During the Civil War, more than 30,000 Southern prisoners passed through the gates of Fort Delaware over the course of three years. As with all Civil War prison camps, Fort Delaware gained a reputation for wretched living conditions and is still called

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  • Moving narrative of the harrowing ordeal of Civil War prisoners
  • Based on newly discovered primary sources

    During the Civil War, more than 30,000 Southern prisoners passed through the gates of Fort Delaware over the course of three years. As with all Civil War prison camps, Fort Delaware gained a reputation for wretched living conditions and is still called the "Andersonville of the North" by some historians. Undoubtedly, there were suffering and death at the prison, but a thorough examination reveals a markedly different picture: that of a group of men and women determined not only to survive, but to thrive as well, despite harsh circumstances.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780811732703
    Publisher:
    Stackpole Books
    Publication date:
    07/28/2005
    Edition description:
    Reprint
    Pages:
    192
    Sales rank:
    445,373
    Product dimensions:
    6.34(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.64(d)

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