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    Andersonville

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General U.S. Prisoner and Civil War Prisoner of War Studies

 

General U.S. Prisoner of War Studies

Doyle, Robert C. A Prisoner's Duty: Great Escapes in U.S. Military History. Naval Institute Press, 1997.

Doyle, Robert C. Voices From Captivity: Interpreting the American POW Experience. University Press of Kansas, 1994.

Doyle, Robert C. The Enemy in Our Hands: America's Treatment of Prisoners of War from the Revolution to the War on Terror. University Press of Kentucky, 2010.

Springer, Paul J. America's Captives: Treatment of POWs from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2010.

 

Civil War Prisoner of War Studies

Casstevens, Frances H. Out of the Mouth of Hell: Civil War Prisons and Escapes. McFarland and Company, 2005.

Cloyd, Benjamin. Haunted by Atrocity: Civil War Prisons in American Memory. LSU press, 2010.

Hesseltine, William B. Civil War Prisons: A Study in War Psychology. Ohio State University, 1930.

Hesseltine, William B., editor. Civil War Prisons. Kent State University Press, 1962.

Sanders, Charles W. While in the Hands of the Enemy: Military Prisons of the Civil War. Louisiana State University Press, 2005.

Speer, Lonnie R. Portals to Hell, Military Prisons of the Civil War. Stackpole Books, 1997.

Did You Know?

Drawing of Civil War soldiers at the Andersonville prison deadline

The deadline at the Andersonville prison consisted of a rail about four feet off the ground that was situated nineteen feet from the stockade wall. Any prisoner who crossed this line with any part of his body was likely to be shot without warning by a guard in a guard tower.