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The Resource Andersonville : the last depot, William Marvel

Andersonville : the last depot, William Marvel

Label
Andersonville : the last depot
Title
Andersonville
Title remainder
the last depot
Statement of responsibility
William Marvel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 - one-third 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
  • In this carefully researched and compelling revisionist account, William Marvel provides a comprehensive history of Andersonville Prison and conditions within it
  • Based on reliable primary sources - including diaries, Union and Confederate government documents, and letters - rather than exaggerated postwar recollections and such well-known but spurious "diaries" as that of John Ransom, Marvel's analysis exonerates camp commandant Henry Wirz and others from charges that they deliberately exterminated prisoners, a crime for which Wirz was executed after the war
  • According to Marvel, virulent disease and severe shortages of vegetables, medical supplies, and other necessities combined to create a crisis beyond Wirz's 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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marvel, William
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Andersonville Prison
  • United States
Label
Andersonville : the last depot, William Marvel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • April is the cruelest month
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Sources and acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Preface
  • I find me in a gloomy wood
  • All hope abandon
  • Then spoke the thunder
  • A
  • Deep and muddy river
  • But yet the will roll'd onward
  • Each in his narrow cell forever laid
Control code
29255361
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 337 pages
Isbn
9780807821527
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1614242
Label
Andersonville : the last depot, William Marvel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • April is the cruelest month
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Sources and acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Preface
  • I find me in a gloomy wood
  • All hope abandon
  • Then spoke the thunder
  • A
  • Deep and muddy river
  • But yet the will roll'd onward
  • Each in his narrow cell forever laid
Control code
29255361
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 337 pages
Isbn
9780807821527
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1614242

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