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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
d to accept the Confederate offer to allow Federal surgeons to come to the prisons with supplies of medicines and stores. 4. The prisons were established with reference to healthfulness of locality, and the great mortality among the prisoners arose from epidemics and chronic diseases, which our surgeons had not the means of preventing or arresting. A strong proof of this will be given in an official statement which shows that nearly as large a proportion of the Confederate guard at Andersonville died as of the prisoners themselves. 5. The above reasons cannot be assigned for the cruel treatment which Confederates received in Northern prisons. The order-books on that side are filled with vindictive orders. Though in a land flowing with plenty, our poor fellows in prison were famished with hunger, and would have considered half the rations served Federal soldiers bountiful indeed. Their prison hospitals were very far from being on the same footing with the hospitals for thei
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
fully, of the gigantic murder and crime at Andersonville. And I here, before God, measuring my worare in atrocity with the hideous crimes of Andersonville. He then quotes and endorses the folloas a monument of the surpassing horrors of Andersonville as it shall be seen and read in all futuree a proportion of the Confederate guard at Andersonville died as of the prisoners themselves. 5.y efforts in this regard, the prisoners at Andersonville and the delegates I permitted them to sendomplaints have been made at those places' (Andersonville and Salisbury)? A. Nothing in the world, rtain diseases of the Federal prisoners at Andersonville and their causes, which I think would be i said of the horrible sacrifice of life at Andersonville. It now appears that a larger number of. With regard to the prison stations at Andersonville, Salisbury and places south of Richmond, yamor about Libby Prison and Belle Isle and Andersonville. At Fort Delaware the misrule and sufferi[6 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Statement of General J. D. Imboden. (search)
ved to keep up but two prisons, the one at Andersonville and the other at Eufaula. I did this for -the great majority, about 7,500, being at Andersonville. Before I received Colonel Bondurant's ore I could reach a railroad to take me to Andersonville. I made the journey, however, in Februarymished comrades. Shortly before I went to Andersonville six of these villains were detected, and bleather. There were thousands of hides at Andersonville, from the young cattle butchered during thff all the prisoners we had at Eufaula and Andersonville to the nearest accessible Federal post, anms with us. The old routine was resumed at Andersonville, but it was not destined to continue long.evident that his first objective point was Andersonville. Again conferring with Generals Cobb and ere powerless to prevent Wilson's reaching Andersonville, where he would release the prisoners and ny of its own men, inmates of that prison (Andersonville), which they professed then to regard as a[9 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of Colonel D. T. Chandler, (search)
us was the horrible condition of things at Andersonville brought home to the Secretary of War, one report disclosed such a state of things at Andersonville, that he had brought it to me, in order thhowed the terrible mortality prevailing at Andersonville, instructed him to go down James river at who was informed of the state of things at Andersonville; that he communicated this proposition to . The responsibility of the lives lost at Andersonville rests, since July, 1864, on General Meredimfort and preservation of the prisoners at Andersonville that the circumstances rendered possible. . S. also denies that the mortality at Andersonville was greater after I proposed to deliver thAfter August there were fewer prisoners at Andersonville. They were removed to other depots. The and make him responsible for the crimes of Andersonville. The captured Confederate archives were sis in connection with a single atrocity at Andersonville or elsewhere. The gentleman from Maine, w[20 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
s good enough for you, and far better than Andersonville. I depended very little upon the food iss that were in the others. I know not what Andersonville was. I do not doubt but there was great sudred and eighty-six died that month. At Andersonville the mortality averaged a thousand a month whole. At Elmira it was four per cent.; at Andersonville, less than three per cent. If the mortalitess at Elmira than at Andersonville. At Andersonville there was actually nothing to feed or clotd men. Soldiers who have been prisoners at Andersonville, and have done duty at Elmira, confirm thirvation of our prisoners at Belle Isle and Andersonville, by refusing to exchange soldiers because stilence of the prison pens of Raleigh and Andersonville, being more than all the British soldiers t of the responsibility for the horrors of Andersonville rests with General U. S. Grant, who refusetentional cruelty to Northern prisoners at Andersonville; that Judge Shea, at the instance of Mr. G[13 more...]
Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 3 (search)
ity of Columbia. At the same time the great tragedy of Andersonville was going on under our eyes; and farther off, in Old Viving for its object the destruction of the Stockade at Andersonville, and release of the prisoners to wreak their vengeance ents in these pages, nor to revive the dark memories of Andersonville, but a few words concerning it are necessary to a clear is unnecessary to point out. Whether the conditions at Andersonville might have been ameliorated by the personal efforts of the railroads, these men were marched back overland to Andersonville, and the planters who lived along the road had hampers isoners. At one time there were over 35,000 of them at Andersonville alonea number exceeding Lee's entire force at the closeand the quartering of such large bodies of prisoners at Andersonville and Millen, necessitated the presence of a large numberre devastating the country round there, and heading for Andersonville. We pretended to believe it, and sister wrote back as
Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 8 (search)
e so-called conspirators in Lincoln's assassination. Nothing is sacred from their disgusting love of the sensational. Even poor Harold's sisters, in their last interview with him, are pictured for the public delectation, in Frank Leslie's. Andersonville, one would think, was bad enough as it was, to satisfy them, but no; they must lie even about that, and make it out ten times worse than the reality-never realizing that they themselves are the only ones to blame for the horrors of that prisor suffering were shown in the pinched features and half-naked bodies of the latter than appeared to me even in the faces of the Andersonville prisoners I used to pass last winter, on the cars. The world is filled with tales of the horrors of Andersonville, but never a word does it hear about Elmira and Fort Delaware. The Augusta Transcript was suppressed, and its editor imprisoned merely for publishing the obituary of a Southern soldier, in which it was stated that he died of disease contract
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 6: Appomattox. (search)
gonists now that they were by our side as suffering brothers. In truth, Longstreet had come over to our camp that evening with an unwonted moisture on his martial cheek and compressed words on his lips: Gentlemen, I must speak plainly; we are starving over there. For God's sake! can you send us something? We were men; and we acted like men, knowing we should suffer for it ourselves. We were too short-rationed also, and had been for days, and must be for days to come. But we forgot Andersonville and Belle Isle that night, and sent over to that starving camp share and share alike for all there; nor thinking the merits of the case diminished by the circumstance that part of these provisions was what Sheridan had captured from their trains the night before. Generals Gibbon, Griffin, and Merritt were appointed commissioners to arrange the details of the surrender, and orders were issued in both armies that all officers and men should remain within the limits of their encampment.
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Exchange of prisoners. (search)
very of this letter was accompanied with a statement of the mortality which was hurrying so many Federal prisoners at Andersonville to the grave. On the 22d of August following, not having heard anything in response, I addressed a communication t that if the number for which he might send transportation could not be readily made up from the sick and wounded at Andersonville and elsewhere, I would supply the deficiency with well men. Although this offer was made in the summer of 1864, trans Federal authorities. If anybody disputes it, I appeal to him for proof. More than once I urged the mortality at Andersonville as a reason for haste, yet there was delay from August until November in sending transportation for the sick and wounfor whom no equivalents were asked. It was during that interval that the largest proportionate mortality occurred at Andersonville. Although the terms of my offer did not require the Federal authorities to deliver any equivalents for the ten or fi
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The old Capitol prison. (search)
his lady love and intended wife, to accompany her home to tea, only asking his word of honor that he would return at a given hour, which he punctually did. His name has escaped my memory; but if the few hours of pleasure he enjoyed upon that occasion be not yet gratefully remembered, then is he an ungrateful man. I recall, also, with pleasure now, that I, in testifying before a House committee, appointed to consider the propriety of retaliating the treatment our poor fellows received at Andersonville and other Southern prisons, condemned it as unworthy the name of any Christian people. When at last the order came to send away nearly all the eight hundred, I stood near the door as they marched out, and, with hardly one exception, they shook me by the hand, in saying their good-bye, and expressed their sense of the kind treatment they had received. Governor Vance, of North Corolina, Governor Letcher, of Virginia, and Governor Brown, of Georgia, were, for a few months, recipients o
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