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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 Mowday, Bruce Edward Mowday
 
• 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

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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:
1,261,462
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Dale Fetzer has worked as the lead historical interpreter for Fort Delaware State Park and has also served as an advisor for numerous films and documentaries, including Gettysburg, Glory, and Andersonville. Bruce Mowday, former managing editor of the Daily Local News of West Chester, Pennsylvania, has written several other books, including September 11, 1777: Washington's Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia (1-57249-328-3).

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