A comprehensive bibliography of Andersonville and American prisoners of war would be book-length. Although it is difficult to choose a few among the many fine publications available, the selections listed here stand out for their combination of historical quality, enjoyable and often compelling writing styles, and availability from public libraries and bookstores.
We've divided the bibliography into the following catagories for ease of use:
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.