From Andersonville to the White House (Abridged, Annotated)

From Andersonville to the White House (Abridged, Annotated)

by Ralph O. Bates

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"The Most Chaste and Entertaining Story before the American People. Endorsed by Universities, Colleges, Schools, the Press, Pulpit and the People Everywhere."

"Billy" Bates could laugh later. But his true story of the harrowing journey as prisoners of war from the hell of Andersonville Confederate prison camp to the tender mercies of Abraham Lincoln himself was one he barely survived.

After befriending "Dick" in prison camp, the two managed to escape. Repeatedly helped by African Americans (at risk of their own lives) Billy and Dick eventually found themselves back in the embrace of their Union comrades and brought before General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Sherman was horrified and enraged by the starved and diseased condition of the two men and what they described of Andersonville. When he asked what he could do for the boys, Billy said, "I should like to live long enough to see President Lincoln and then go home and die."

Sherman assured him he would indeed see Lincoln. He ordered they be taken immediately by train to Washington and the White House to meet Lincoln and tell him their story. Lincoln's tender treatment of the two boys brought them to tears. Like Sherman, he told them both to hold on and they would once again see their home.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149436118
Publisher: Big Byte Books
Publication date: 05/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 252 KB

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