Andersonville: The Last Depot

[PDF] Andersonville: The Last Depot | by ✓ William Marvel [PDF] Andersonville: The Last Depot | by ✓ William Marvel - Andersonville: The Last Depot, Andersonville The Last Depot Between February and April Union prisoners of war were taken to the stockade at Anderson Station Georgia where nearly one third of them died Most contemporary accounts place

  • Title: Andersonville: The Last Depot
  • Author: William Marvel
  • ISBN: 9780807857816
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Andersonville: The Last Depot | by ✓ William Marvel, Andersonville: The Last Depot, William Marvel, Andersonville The Last Depot Between February and April Union prisoners of war were taken to the stockade at Anderson Station Georgia where nearly one third of them died Most contemporary accounts placed the blame for the tragedy squarely on the shoulders of the Confederates who administered the prison or on a conspiracy of higher ranking officials In this carefully reB

Andersonville: The Last Depot

[PDF] Andersonville: The Last Depot | by ✓ William Marvel [PDF] Andersonville: The Last Depot | by ✓ William Marvel - Andersonville: The Last Depot, Andersonville The Last Depot Between February and April Union prisoners of war were taken to the stockade at Anderson Station Georgia where nearly one third of them died Most contemporary accounts place Andersonville: The Last Depot

  • [PDF] Andersonville: The Last Depot | by ✓ William Marvel
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Andersonville: The Last Depot

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  1. I have read several books on Andersonville and feel this is the best that is out there that I have read It was re published in 2008 with great fanfare among Civil War enthusiasts and historians What Marvel accomplishes is a thoughtful, fact supported discussion concerning one of the most controversial Civil War P.O.W camps in America He also makes a strong argument in defense of Capt Henry Wirtz who was the administrator of the prison and ultimately hanged as a war criminal the only soldier from [...]


  2. Ok so this is really 3 1 2 for me The research is amazing and the writing is good, and I even agree that Wirz was the scapegoat for this massive Confederate fail however, he is not without guilt and the constant excuse making for this tragedy coupled with the dismissal of first person reports of cruelty disgusted me.


  3. The American Civil War is rife with controversial subjects that draw impassioned argument from many sides One of these subjects that is most controversial is the overall treatment of prisoners of war This argument has been heated and has continued since before the end of the war What all must agree to is that the attitudes toward treatment of prisoners by both Union and Confederate governments was a dark, horrible, and shameful page in United States history This was nowhere evident than at Camp [...]


  4. Good to read in conjunction with Mackinlay Kantor s great novel, Andersonville The novel gives a vivid sense of the suffering humanity of all those involved with, or incarcerated in, the prison The work of non fiction then shows that one s natural emotional response to the novel anger and blame may not do full justice to the captors.


  5. I liked the perspective Marvel took unemotional and objective presentation of facts forces the reader to formulate his own opinions Having viewed the events in the prison through the eyes of some of its inhabitants gave a new validity to these cold, hard facts The representation of men from different backgrounds, motives, morals, and objectives gave me insight to their humanity, and even their inhumanity I found it interesting that even though the circumstances that brought each man to Andersonv [...]


  6. Very well written historical synopsis of Confederate prison camps The author is somewhat sympathetic to Wirtz and the extreme difficulty of feeding and caring for Union prisoners My electronic copy had no images or maps hence, the four stars.


  7. Great book on the history and stories surrounding the Andersonville Prison Marvel does a great job of telling the stories of the people as well as the events that drove what those people did, both inside and outside the wire Recommended.


  8. An informative, thoroughly researched, well written, and balanced historical account of the infamous Confederate prison camp.


  9. Well written and informative for those interested in the Civil War This book also reinfroced my opinion that the excution of Captain Witz was not warranted.


  10. More details after tour at Andersonville This book give interesting and excatly numbers of prisoners with small stories of witnesses who faced horror in prison during the Civil War.


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