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John Ransom's Civil War Diary : Notes from Inside Andersonville, the Civil War's Most Notorious Prison
by John Ransom




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"The Civil War produced many diaries, but few as appealing and readable as this one." -- Publishers Weekly
"An altogether exciting and unique, almost priceless documentary." -- Library Journal
"A tale of adventure, of suspense from beginning to end, of fierce hate and great love, of the incredible callousness of man and the incredible warmth of man -- with the added knowledge that 'it really happened.'" -- Bruce Catton
John L. Ransom joined the Union Army in 1862, serving as brigade quartermaster of the Ninth Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. A year later, the 20-year-old soldier was captured in Tennessee and interned at the notorious Georgia prison camp, Andersonville. Ransom's harrowing firsthand account of Civil War prison life constitutes a valuable historical record -- a true story not only of cruelty, death, and deprivations but also of acts of courage and kindness that ensured the young soldier's survival and preserved his faith in humanity.

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Overview

"The Civil War produced many diaries, but few as appealing and readable as this one." -- Publishers Weekly
"An altogether exciting and unique, almost priceless documentary." -- Library Journal
"A tale of adventure, of suspense from beginning to end, of fierce hate and great love, of the incredible callousness of man and the incredible warmth of man -- with the added knowledge that 'it really happened.'" -- Bruce Catton
John L. Ransom joined the Union Army in 1862, serving as brigade quartermaster of the Ninth Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. A year later, the 20-year-old soldier was captured in Tennessee and interned at the notorious Georgia prison camp, Andersonville. Ransom's harrowing firsthand account of Civil War prison life constitutes a valuable historical record -- a true story not only of cruelty, death, and deprivations but also of acts of courage and kindness that ensured the young soldier's survival and preserved his faith in humanity.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780486809045
  • ISBN-10: 0486809048
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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