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Andersonville: The Last Depot

Andersonville: The Last Depot

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Between February 1864 and April 1865, 41,000 Union prisoners of war were taken to the stockade at Anderson Station, Georgia, where nearly 13,000 of them died. Most contemporary accounts placed the blame for the tragedy squarely on the shoulders of the Confederates who administered the prison or on a conspiracy of higher-ranking officials. According to William Marvel, virulent disease and severe shortages of vegetables, medical supplies, and other necessities combined to create a crisis beyond the captors' control. He also argues that the tragedy was aggravated by the Union decision to suspend prisoner exchanges, which meant that many men who might have returned home were instead left to sicken and die in captivity.

Author: William Marvel
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Published: 08/01/2006
Pages: 350
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.14lbs
Size: 9.26h x 6.14w x 0.86d
ISBN: 9780807857816

Review Citation(s):
Kliatt 01/01/2007 pg. 40

About the Author
Marvel, William: - William Marvel's many books include A Place Called Appomattox, Lee's Last Retreat: The Flight to Appomattox, and The Alabama and the Kearsarge: The Sailor's Civil War (all from the University of North Carolina Press). He lives in South Conway, New Hampshire.

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