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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 64 56 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 49 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 47 23 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 42 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 31 3 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 28 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 27 21 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 21 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 20 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 19 3 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
scribed every five or six years, since Richardson first gave his views to the public, early in the autumn of 1865. The selection of the site was excellent. I do not propose to dilate on the beauties of a prison. * * * I wouldn't advise any one to seek a prison as a place at which to spend a vacation. Of course there was suffering, hunger and misery among the prisoners at Andersonville. I had my share of it. There was also hunger, misery and suffering at Salisbury and at Rock Island and Elmira, the two latter places right in a land of plenty. The Confederate officer who selected Andersonville gave evidence of his being an engineer of no mean caliber. I don't believe that in the whole State of Georgia a better choice could have been made. The place was healthful and salubrious and the water was good. The ground within the inclosure was not, as has been described by an unfriendly chronicler seemingly with malice aforethought, wet, boggy, miry, and a swamp. Captain Wirz has
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The monument to Captain Henry Wirz. (search)
f them starving to death and many freezing to death from lack of shelter and clothing to protect them. Let us take Elmira, N. Y., prison and see how well fed and sheltered the Confederate prisoners were. The official report of that pen shows thads, the average mortality at Andersonville, during that period, was one thirty-sixth of the whole per month, while at Elmira, N. Y., it was one-twenty-fifth of the whole. At Elmira it was 4 per cent.; at Andersonville, less than 3 per cent. The Elmira it was 4 per cent.; at Andersonville, less than 3 per cent. The record also shows that scurvy appeared in this prison in a very malignant form. Men became covered with fearful sores, many lost their teeth, and many others became cripples, and will die cripples from that cause. On the 1st of September the report with a view to exposing the prisoners to the hardships of the climate. For instance, Johnson's Island, Sandusky and Elmira, N. Y., were about as cold and bleak places as men could be placed in prison. I think Corporal Tanner and his friends sho