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John Ransom's Diary (1881)
by John Ransom
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425141462, Mass Market Paperback)John Ransom was a 20-year-old Union soldier when he became a prisoner of war in 1863. In his unforgettable diary, Ransom reveals the true story of his day-to-day struggle in the worst of Confederate prison camps--where hundreds of prisoners died daily. Ransom's story of survival is, according to Publishers Weekly, "a great adventure . . . observant, eloquent, and moving."
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The Civil War's most infamous Confederate prison was Andersonville, where many thousands of wretched Union prisoners died in deplorable conditions. John Ransom survived to tell the dreadful tale, through his extraordinary day-to-day documentary.
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