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Pickenpaugh, Roger
Captives in blue : the Civil War prisons of the Confederacy / Roger Pickenpaugh
Alternate Title Civil War prisons of the Confederacy
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E611 .P53 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
Subject(s) Military prisons -- Confederate States of America -- History
Subject Confederate States of America. Army -- Prisons
Subject(s) Prisoners of war -- Confederate States of America
Prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description x, 303 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-294) and index
Contents "We all feel deeply on their account" : Richmond prisons, 1861 -- "A very inconvenient and expensive problem" : the search for new prisons -- "Fresh air tastes delicious" : Virginia prisons and the road to exchange, 1862 -- "This prison in our own country" : Union parole camps -- "The most villainous thing of the war" : Libby Prison, 1863-64 -- "It looks like starvation here" : Belle Isle, 1863-64 -- "500 here died. 600 ran away" : Danville and beyond, 1864 -- "I dislike the place" : Andersonville, plans and problems -- "The horrors of war" : Andersonville, the pattern of life and death -- "All are glad to go somewhere" : the officers' odyssey, 1864-65 -- "A disagreeable dilemma" : Black captives in blue -- "Worse than Camp Sumter" : from Andersonville to Florence -- "Will not God deliver us from this hell?" : the downward spiral -- "I am getting ready to feel quite happy" : exchange and release

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