Book Reviews of John Ransom's Andersonville Diary/Life Inside the Civil War's Most Infamous Prison

John Ransom's Andersonville Diary/Life Inside the Civil War's Most Infamous Prison
John Ransom's Andersonville Diary/Life Inside the Civil War's Most Infamous Prison
Author: Bruce Catton
ISBN-13: 9780425141465
ISBN-10: 0425141462
Publication Date: 5/1/1994
Pages: 281
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Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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The only first-hand account I know of. From a diary kept by a prisoner. The book held my attention and gives a one-sided view from a survivor.
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Love first-hand accounts of historical events. A must-read for any Civil War history buff.
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Many accounts of atrocities commited during wars are denied, discounted or at best portrayed as overexaggerated. This account cannot be denied as true. It is well documented and even includes a report from a Confederate States medical official who conducted his own inspection of this facility. If we examine this compelling issue as only a problem of CSA treatment, we miss the fact that poor nutrition and treatment occured on both sides of the conflict.

Let us not forget that these actions were not at the hands of our enemy but, rather at the hand of our brother. Humane treatment and respect for dignity must be as closely guarded as is our freedom.