Bibliography: Civil War Prisoner Diaries/Memoirs
Civil War Prisoner Diaries/Memoirs and Other Readings
Boaz, Thomas M. Libby Prison and Beyond: A Union Staff Officer in the East, 1862-1865. White Mane Publishing Co., 1999.
Braun, Herman. Andersonville, An Object Lesson on Protection. Milwaukee, 1892.
Burson, William. A Race for Liberty: or My Capture, Imprisonment, and Escape. Wellsville, Ohio, 1867.
Copley, John M. A Sketch of the Battle of Franklin, Tenn.; with Reminiscences of Camp Douglas. Austin, 1893.
Forbes, Eugene. Diary of a Soldier, and Prisoner of War in the Rebel Prisons. Trenton, 1865.
Gooding, James Henry (Author), Adams, Virginia M. (Editor). On the Altar of Freedom: A Black Soldier's Civil War Letters from the Front. University of Massachusetts, 1999.
Kellogg, Robert H. Life and Death in Rebel Prisons. Hartford, 1865.
King, John H. Three Hundred Days in a Yankee Prison, Reminiscences of War, Life, Captivity, Imprisonment at Camp Chase, Ohio. Atlanta, 1904.
King, John R. My Experience in the Confederate Army and in Northern Prisons. Clarksburg, WV, 1917.
Maile, John L. "Prison Life in Andersonville" With Special Reference to the Opening of Providence Spring. Los Angeles, 1912.
Mosher, Charles. Charlie Mosher's Civil War. Longstreet House, 1994.
Ransom, John. John Ransom's Andersonville Diary. Berkley Publishing Co., 1963.
Roberts, Edward F. Andersonville Journey, The True Story. Burd Street Press, 1998.
Robins, Glenn. They have left us here to die : the Civil War prison diary of Sgt. Lyle Adair, 111th U.S. Colored Infantry. Kent State University Press, 2011.
Smith, W. B. On Wheels and How I Came There. New York, 1893.
Smith, Charles M. From Andersonville to Freedom. Providence, 1894.
Sprague, Homer B. Light and Shadows in Confederate Prisons. New York, 1915.
Styple, William, et al. Andersonville: Giving Up the Ghost. A Collection of Prisoners' Diaries, Letters and Memoirs. Kearny, NJ: Belle Grove Publishing, 1996.
Did You Know?
Around 30,000 Americans were kept as prisoners of war in and around New York City during the Revolutionary War. Most of these prisoners were held in warehouses, churches, and on ships in nearby harbors. An estimated 18,000 (60%) died as prisoners from 1775 to 1783. Of those, over 10,000 are thought to have perished on prison ships, most notably the Whitby and the Jersey.