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Portals to hell : military prisons of the Civil War / Lonnie R. Speer.

By: Speer, Lonnie R.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c1997Edition: 1st ed.Description: xix, 410 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0811703347; 9780811703345.Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons | Prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Prisoners of war -- Confederate States of America -- HistoryDDC classification: 973.7/71 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
Overview on tragedy -- Makeshift prisons -- Life as a prisoner of war -- Prison creation -- Prisoner exchange -- Black soldiers and POWs -- Prison expansion -- The overseers -- The growing prison crisis -- Escape -- Prison compounds -- Release and revenge -- Epilogue: past and present -- Appendix A: The language of the prison camps -- Appendix B: Medical glossary -- Appendix C: Prison quick-reference guide
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
Stacks - 3rd Floor
E615 .S65 1997 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001670280

Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-398) and index.

Overview on tragedy -- Makeshift prisons -- Life as a prisoner of war -- Prison creation -- Prisoner exchange -- Black soldiers and POWs -- Prison expansion -- The overseers -- The growing prison crisis -- Escape -- Prison compounds -- Release and revenge -- Epilogue: past and present -- Appendix A: The language of the prison camps -- Appendix B: Medical glossary -- Appendix C: Prison quick-reference guide

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