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.

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