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Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military…

Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons

by John McElroy

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608. Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons, by John McElroy (read 14 Feb 1960) My brother-in-law had a great interest in books about the Civil War and World War II, and gave this to me to read. It is not as well-written as MacKinlay Kantor's prize-winning novel which I read a year and a half earlier and I found this a less absorbingly engrossing read than that. ( )
  Schmerguls | Jul 25, 2013 |
A well written book by a Norhern soldier who survived Andersonville. McElroy's view of the South and southerners is a bit upsetting since my roots are in the South-but I can understand where these feelings came from, since Andersonville was considered the worst of all Southern prisons. This first hand account of Andersonville Prison should be required reading for anyone studying the Civil War. ( )
  wearylibrarian | Mar 3, 2011 |
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This edition, written by Author John McElroy, comprises all four volumes of the book. The cover was replaced front and back and wrapped around the spine with the Title, Author and the year 1879 hand printed on it. A portion of the replaced spine has an opening which shows the original (what looks to be) leather spine with the author’s name embossed in it. The book has a 1962 inscription written by a surviving relative of a soldier who died in Andersonville prison and concerning the discovery of his headstone and the misspelling and correction of the soldiers name in 1961 by the Army Memorials Division. The first page of the index is missing plus, the Author’s Preface is missing. Copies of these have been reprinted. The first page after the index is Chapter l. The last page number is 654, inclusive. This page is the end of the original text.

The book has been digitized by the Gutenberg Project at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3072/3...
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This is the story of Andersonville. Considered one of the most horrific prisons in the Civil War

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