The Soldier's Story of His Captivity at Andersonville, Belle Isle, and Other Rebel Prisons (1869)
If the cause for which so many sacrifices were made - which so many died in prison to perpetuate - was worth suffering for, are not the scenes through which they passed worthy of commemoration and remembrance in the hearts of their fellow-countrymen ? Justice to the living who suffered, impartial history, and the martyred dead, demand a full, unexaggerated record by a survivor of these horrors. For this purpose this book, through agonizing memories, at last has been finished. With the author it has been rather a work of solemn duty than of pleasure. He simply states facts, and depicts those scenes of prison life best fitted to convey to the minds of general readers some of its characteristic phases, just as prisoners saw it,- giving to history material for its verdict, and the reader a full understanding of the subject.
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- 25 Oct 2010
- Morrisville, NC, United States