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Bibliography: Andersonville and other Civil War Prisons

The books listed on this page include the following topics:
Andersonville prison | Wirz Trial | Other Civil War Prisons | National Cemeteries



Bearrs, Edwin C. Andersonville National Historic Site: Historic Resource Study and Historical Base Map. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1970.

Burnett, William G. The Prison Camp at Andersonville; Civil War Series. Fort Washington, PA: Eastern National, 1995.

Davis, Robert Scott. Ghosts And Shadows of Andersonville: Essays on the Secret Social Histories of America's Deadliest Prison. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2006.

Kantor, McKinley. Andersonville. Penguin Press, 1955 (Fiction).

Futch, Ovid. History of Andersonville Prison. University of Florida Press, 1968.

Lynn, John W. 800 Paces to Hell: Andersonville. Sergeant Kirkland's Press, 1999.

Marvel, William. Andersonville: The Last Depot. University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

O'Connor, Bob. The U.S. Colored Troops at Andersonville Prison. Infinity Publishing, 2009.


Wirz Trial

Leonard, Elizabeth D. Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion After the Civil War. W. W. Norton & Company, 2004.


Other Civil War Prisons

Allison, Don, ed. Hell on Belle Isle, Diary of a Civil War POW. Faded Banner Publications, 1997.

Bryant, William O. Cahaba Prison and the Sultana Disaster. University of Alabama Press, 1990.

Derden, John K. The World's Largest Prison: The Story of Camp Lawton. Mercer University Press, 2012

Gillispie, James M. Andersonvilles of the North: The Myths and Realities of Northern Treatment of Civil War Confederate Prisoners. University of North Texas Press, 2008.

Hall, James R. Den of Misery: Indiana's Civil War Prison. Pelican Publishing Company, 2006.

Krauss, William. The Story of Camp Chase. The General's Books, 1906.

Levy, George. To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65. Pelican Publishing Company, 1999.

Kelly, Dennis. A History of Camp Douglas Illinois, Union Prison, 1861-1865. Southeast Region National Park Service, 1989.

McAdams, Benton. Rebels at Rock Island: The Story of a Civil War Prison. Northern Illinois University Press, 2000.


National Cemeteries

Faust, Drew Gilpin. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

Holt, Dean W. American Military Cemeteries, 2nd edition. McFarland, 2009.

Sledge, Michael. Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor Our Military Fallen. Columbia University Press, 2007.

Did You Know?

Clara Barton

Clara Barton accompanied the U.S. Army expedition that established the National Cemetery at Andersonville, Georgia. She was was given the honor of raising the Stars and Stripes over the cemetery for the first time on August 17, 1865. More...