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Author Gillispie, James Massie, 1969-

Title Andersonvilles of the North : the myths and realities of Northern treatment of Civil War Confederate prisoners / James M. Gillispie
Published Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Servants of the devil and Jeff Davis : the Northern version of the POW experiences, 1865-1920 -- The lost cause and the Southern side of the POW debate, 1865-1920 -- Continuity and change : modern writers and the issues of Federal treatment of Confederate prisoners -- Union policies, 1861-1865 -- Federal policies at the four major prisons in Illinois and Indiana -- Federal policies at the major Ohio prisons -- Point Lookout, Fort Delaware, and Elmira -- The omnipresent specter of disease
Summary Argues that the image of Union prison officials as negligent and cruel to Confederate prisoners is severely flawed. This study presents a less negative, picture of Northern prison life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271) and index
Notes English
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Subject United States. Army -- Prisons -- History -- 19th century
United States. Army.
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Military prisons -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Military prisons -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century
Military prisons -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century
Prisoners of war -- Mortality -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Prisoners of war -- Confederate States of America -- History -- 19th century
Prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 19th century
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008018774
ISBN 9781441646224 (electronic bk.)
1441646221 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)