Libby Prison Breakout

Libby Prison Breakout : The Daring Escape from the Notorious Civil War Prison

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During the winter of 1863-1864, 1,200 Union officers lived in squalor and semi-starvation in Richmond's Libby Prison, known as "The Bastille of the South." On February 9, 109 of those officers wriggled through a fifty-five-foot tunnel to freedom. After an all-out Rebel manhunt, survivors reached Washington, and their testimony spurred far-reaching investigations into the treatment of Union prisoners. Libby Prison Breakout tells the largely unknown story of the most important escape of the Civil War from a Confederate prison, one that ultimately increased the North's and South's willingness to use prisoners in waging "total war."show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 142.24 x 223.52 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 8-pp. b/w insert on text
  • 1586489089
  • 9781586489083
  • 1,084,083

About Joseph Wheelan

Joseph Wheelan, a former Associated Press reporter and editor, is the author of Mr. Adams's Last Crusade, Invading Mexico, Jefferson's War, and Jefferson's Vendetta. He lives in Cary, North more

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