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The Resource This was Andersonville : the true story of Andersonville Military Prison as told in the personal recollections of John McElroy, sometime private, Co. L, 16th Illinois Cavalry, Edited with an introduction by Roy Meredith ; illustrated by Arthur C. Butts, IV

This was Andersonville : the true story of Andersonville Military Prison as told in the personal recollections of John McElroy, sometime private, Co. L, 16th Illinois Cavalry, Edited with an introduction by Roy Meredith ; illustrated by Arthur C. Butts, IV

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This was Andersonville : the true story of Andersonville Military Prison as told in the personal recollections of John McElroy, sometime private, Co. L, 16th Illinois Cavalry
Title
This was Andersonville
Title remainder
the true story of Andersonville Military Prison as told in the personal recollections of John McElroy, sometime private, Co. L, 16th Illinois Cavalry
Statement of responsibility
Edited with an introduction by Roy Meredith ; illustrated by Arthur C. Butts, IV
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
McElroy, with a detachment of his regiment, was guarding a supply route to Cumberland Gap when his entire company was captured in a surprise attack one morning during the winter of 1862-63. He and his comrades were taken to Lippy Prison, and from there they were sent to Andersonville. McElroy spent the rest of the war as a prisoner. His story of attempts at escape, of comrades tracked through cypress swamps by packs of vicious dogs, and of the everyday struggle just to stay alive, is one of the great stories of the Civil War
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1846-1929
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McElroy, John
Dewey number
973.7711
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
E612.A5
LC item number
M4 1957
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1846-1929
  • 1908-1984
  • 1823?-1865
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  • McElroy, John
  • Meredith, Roy
  • Wirz, Henry
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  • McElroy, John
  • Andersonville Prison
  • United States
  • Soldiers
Label
This was Andersonville : the true story of Andersonville Military Prison as told in the personal recollections of John McElroy, sometime private, Co. L, 16th Illinois Cavalry, Edited with an introduction by Roy Meredith ; illustrated by Arthur C. Butts, IV
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Publication
Note
  • A greatly revised ed. of the author's Andersonville; a story of rebel military prisons, originally published in 1879
  • "The trial of Captain Henri Wirz ... a transcript from the Official record [of the War of the Rebellion] November 1865" : p. 299-350
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A lean and hungry land -- Andersonville -- The dead line -- A little blood spilt -- In the way of escape -- A fetid, burning desert -- Maggots, lice and raiders -- Six are hanged -- "So this is Andersonville, is it?" -- "Only an average man stands the misery" -- Like needles in pumpkin seeds -- The lame, the halt and the diseased -- The futility of successful explanation -- A general exchange -- Escaping by wholesale, recaptured en masse -- Winder, the man with the evil eye -- The fall of Atlanta -- Back to Andersonville -- Dreary weather -- A shattering disappointment -- The red-headed keeper -- Dull winter days -- unbounded luxury in God's country -- First trial of a war criminal
Control code
ocm00261517
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xii, 355 pages
Lccn
57012113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, map
System control number
(OCoLC)00261517
Label
This was Andersonville : the true story of Andersonville Military Prison as told in the personal recollections of John McElroy, sometime private, Co. L, 16th Illinois Cavalry, Edited with an introduction by Roy Meredith ; illustrated by Arthur C. Butts, IV
Publication
Note
  • A greatly revised ed. of the author's Andersonville; a story of rebel military prisons, originally published in 1879
  • "The trial of Captain Henri Wirz ... a transcript from the Official record [of the War of the Rebellion] November 1865" : p. 299-350
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A lean and hungry land -- Andersonville -- The dead line -- A little blood spilt -- In the way of escape -- A fetid, burning desert -- Maggots, lice and raiders -- Six are hanged -- "So this is Andersonville, is it?" -- "Only an average man stands the misery" -- Like needles in pumpkin seeds -- The lame, the halt and the diseased -- The futility of successful explanation -- A general exchange -- Escaping by wholesale, recaptured en masse -- Winder, the man with the evil eye -- The fall of Atlanta -- Back to Andersonville -- Dreary weather -- A shattering disappointment -- The red-headed keeper -- Dull winter days -- unbounded luxury in God's country -- First trial of a war criminal
Control code
ocm00261517
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xii, 355 pages
Lccn
57012113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, map
System control number
(OCoLC)00261517

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