Surviving Andersonville: One Prisoner's Recollections of the Civil War's Most Notorious Camp

Surviving Andersonville: One Prisoner's Recollections of the Civil War's Most Notorious Camp

Ed Glennan


it is a documentary paintings providing a first-person account of a Union soldier's day-by-day adversity whereas a prisoner of struggle from 20 September 1863 to four June 1865. In 1891, whereas a sufferer on the Leavenworth nationwide domestic, Irish immigrant Edward Glennan started to write down his reports in vibrant element, describing the months of malnutrition, publicity, sickness and self-doubt. the 1st six months Glennan was once incarcerated at Libby and Danville prisons in Virginia. On 20 March 1864, Glennan entered Camp Sumter, situated close to Andersonville, Georgia. He reminisced in regards to the occasions of his eight-month captivity at Andersonville, akin to the striking of the Raider Six, break out tunnels, playing, buying and selling, ration wagons, and disorder. with scurvy, Glennan approximately misplaced his skill to stroll. to extend his possibilities for survival, he skillfully befriended different prisoners, sharing assets bought via alternate, robbery and trickery. His associates left him both by way of parole or loss of life. On 14 November 1864, Glennan was once transported from Andersonville to Camp Parole in Maryland; there he remained till his discharge on four June 1865.

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