Prison Life in Andersonville

Prison Life in Andersonville

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Excerpt: ...National Commander. S. M. Long, Adjt. Gen'l. J. D. Walker, Cham. Ex. Committee. A reverse tablet bears the words: This Pavilion Was Erected by the Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic In grateful memory of the men who suffered and died in the Confederate Prison at Andersonville, Georgia, From February, 1864, to April, 1865. Pg 84 "The prisoner's cry of thirst rang up to heaven; God heard, and with his thunder cleft the earth And poured his sweetest waters gushing here." "Erected 1901." Pg 85 CHAPTER VIII. DELIVERANCE. 3 At a point on the Cape Fear river, about ten miles from Wilmington, N. C., a trainload of old Andersonville prisoners who had been confined also at Florence, S. C., and Salisbury, N. C., were delivered to General Terry. They had just been paroled at Goldsboro, and were received by him about the middle of March, 1865. His headquarters was at a point on the Cape Fear river and recently taken from the enemy. It was now held by the Third New Hampshire, Sixteenth New York heavy artillery, and by a division of colored troops. Pg 86 The freight cars halted in a pine forest about a mile from this position, which commanded a pontoon bridge. A squad of cavalry received the ex-prisoners, unfurling the Stars and Stripes in greeting. Many of the boys in blue wept, when they saw our plight. The released men tried to hurrah, but were too weak to raise much of a shout. Three ambulances were loaded with as many of the sick as could be taken on the first trip. At the farther end of the pontoon bridge the road led through a deep cut in the bank up to the open space of the camp where guns pointed over the river towards the forest through which the freight train had come from Goldsboro with the paroled men. Spanning this cut was an arch constructed of evergreen boughs and faced with the white Pg 87 cloth square of shelter tent, upon which was spelled in letters made of evergreen...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236730879
  • 9781236730879