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Life and death in Andersonville

or, What I saw and experienced during seven months in rebel prisons

by M. V. B. Phillips

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Published by T.B. Arnold in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Phillips, M. V. B., 1837-,
  • Andersonville Prison.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby M.V.B. Phillips.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination70, [2] p. :
    Number of Pages70
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23312667M
    OCLC/WorldCa3829771

    In vinculis; or, The prisoner of war. Soon after, while splitting wood by driving the knife into the end of a stick, the blade was snapped off about one [Pg 44] and one-half inches from the handle. Winder had Wirz transferred to his department, and Wirz spent the rest of theconflict working with prisoners of war. Chicago, The Rogerson Press, Michigan brigade of cavalry at the battle of Gettysburg, July 3,under command of Brig.

    The sick could not, however, do this work for themselves. The prisoners experienced lack of food, and poor sanitation, which made them vulnerable to disease. From small clay ovens they supplied fresh bread and baked meats. Within seven months, about a third had died from dysentery and scurvy; they were buried in mass graves, the standard practice for Confederate prison authorities at Andersonville.

    Andersonville was built to hold 10, men, but within six months more than three times that number were incarcerated there. Partly a victim of circumstance,he was given few resources with which to work. By John McElroy In like manner the sergeants of nineties sub-divided the piles to the thirties.


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Life and death in Andersonville by M. V. B. Phillips Download PDF Ebook

These were easily issued, but what shall be done with the bone which towered on the meat board above the diminutive strips of beef? Relying heavily on first-person reports and legal documents, author Catherine Gourley gives us a fascinating look into one of the most painful incidents of U.

The book also provides biographical information about Captain Wirz, the camp commandant Life and death in Andersonville book only person charged with crimes connected with the camp.

The fortunate possessor of what was a large soup bone borrowed from a comrade a kitchen knife with permission to cut on the back of the same teeth, which were made with a file procured from a tent-mate. Washington, D. Approximately 32 of the escapees returned to the Union side while others returned to normal civilian life.

Hartford, Conn. Lovington, Ill. It was a creek that had fecal matter in it from other soldiers who were sick. This was an old story to prisoners coming from Belle Isle; while they did not believe it, their hopes, nevertheless, remained alive.

Two knapsack straps were passed around the top of the pail and held it together. Detroit : W. Lansing [Mich. The authorities at Andersonville allowed supplies to be sold to the prisoners for Federal money. The prisoners experienced lack of food, and poor sanitation, which made them vulnerable to disease.

Many of our men, in the heat and intensity of their feeling, exclaimed with earnestness. When the number of prisoners exceeded fifteen thousand, the facilities of the cook-house were inadequate. Partly a victim of circumstance,he was given few resources with which to work.

Prisoners and Prisons

New arrivals were [Pg 42] amazed to find these resources in the midst of utter destitution and starvation. Experiment proved that strength was better sustained by taking the scanty ration of [Pg 40] food in two portions than by eating the whole at once.

The food given to the prisoners consisted of corn meal, bean soup, salt pork, and pickled beef. This was speedily done, and the staves were successfully set half their length in this mold, and the last one driven home brought the whole into shape.

Andersonville National Historic Site

Life and death in Andersonville book Days of incessant labor with chisel and a borrowed jackknife sufficed to produce from hard pitch pine the staves for the sides and bottom of a water pail of the ordinary size.

The Union soldiers, who had sworn to do so, returned to report this to their comrades. One study found that a prisoner having a strong social network within Andersonville "had a Life and death in Andersonville book significant positive effect on survival probabilities, and that the closer the ties between friends as measured by such identifiers as ethnicity, kinship, and the same hometown, the bigger the effect.Andersonville Prison, also known originally as Camp Sumter, was a Confederate military prison that existed for 14 months during the American Civil War.

It opened in February, near Andersonville, Georgia, and originally covered roughly acres of land. By June of the same year the prison had grown to acres. The prisoners experienced lack of food, and poor sanitation, which made. Life and Death in Rebel Prisons. Published as the war ended, this prisoner memoir is important because it is among the very first books to tell the Andersonville experience to a national audience.

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