Gillispie, James M.

Andersonvilles of the North : The Myths and Realities of Northern Treatment of Civil War Confederate Prisoners - Denton : University of North Texas Press, 2009. - 1 online resource (295 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Half Title; Title Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Servants of the Devil and Jeff Davis; 2. The Lost Cause and the Southern Side of the POW Debate; 3. Continuity and Change; 4. Union Policies Regarding Prisoners of War; Photo Section; 5. Federal Policies at the Four Major Prisons in Illinois and Indiana; 6. Federal Policies at the Major Ohio Prisons; 7. Point Lookout, Fort Delaware, and Elmira; 8. The Omnipresent Specter of Disease; Conclusion; Appendix A; Appendix B; Bibliography; Index

Argues that the image of Union prison officials as negligent and cruel to Confederate prisoners is severely flawed. This study presents a less negative, picture of Northern prison life.

9781574413700 14.95 (NL)


Military prisons -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century.
Military prisons -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century.
Military prisons -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Prisoners of war -- Confederate States of America -- History -- 19th century.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Mortality -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
United States. Army -- Prisons -- History -- 19th century.


Electronic books.

E615 .G55 2009

973.7/71 973.771