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

By 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 warfare 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 reviews in bright element, describing the months of malnutrition, publicity, sickness and self-doubt. the 1st six months Glennan used to be incarcerated at Libby and Danville prisons in Virginia. On 20 March 1864, Glennan entered Camp Sumter, situated close to Andersonville, Georgia. He reminisced concerning the occasions of his eight-month captivity at Andersonville, corresponding to the striking of the Raider Six, get away tunnels, playing, buying and selling, ration wagons, and disorder. with scurvy, Glennan approximately misplaced his skill to stroll. to extend his percentages for survival, he skillfully befriended different prisoners, sharing assets bought via exchange, robbery and trickery. His buddies left him both by means of parole or loss of life. On 14 November 1864, Glennan used to be transported from Andersonville to Camp Parole in Maryland; there he remained till his discharge on four June 1865.

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The reason for that used to be that there has been a few of their Comrades in poor health within the health center & the Rebels didn't want to trouble with them however the sailors Refused to move with no them & stated they might hold all of them the way in which prior to go away a guy of theirs in the back of them or they might remain & Die with them, courageous Gallant Tars. 22 Glory on your Manhood, you gained the day & bought your Comrades out in their arms & i am hoping you all bought secure via. The Rebs have been relocating the Prisoners nearly day-by-day to a few different areas of defense because the hearsay was once Sherman was once on His approach in the direction of or in our path So the Rebs have been scaling down as quick as they can locate Rail street transportation for them, operating a few to Charleston, South Carolina & a few to Salisbury, North Carolina & a few to different Prisons extra south.

Can be Isaiah Carter of the thirty eighth Indiana Infantry. [ICWMDR. ] five. Nicknamed Stonewall of the West, Patrick Ronayne Cleburne (1828–1864) enlisted as a colonel on the age of 33 within the fifteenth Arkansas Infantry Regiment. On four March 1862, he used to be promoted complete brigadier common with a fee in accomplice States Regiment and later promoted on thirteen December 1862 to complete significant normal. He was once killed on 20 November 1864 at Franklin, Tennessee. [Clement A. Evans, ed. , accomplice army historical past: A Library of accomplice States heritage, 12 vols.

Ancestry. com. ] thirteen. The prisoners could signal a press release or an oath of honor pointing out they wouldn't take in hands or practice any responsibility that squaddies often played until eventually they have been effectively exchanged. Parole camps have been tested to accommodate the paroled squaddies whereas they awaited alternate, yet in different circumstances the parolee was once allowed to come domestic until eventually exchanged. [Boatner, The Civil battle Dictionary, 619–620; Francis T. Miller, ed. , The Photographic heritage of the Civil conflict In Ten Volumes: Prisons and Hospitals (New York: fortress, 1957), VII: 32.

I observed he was once a Countryman of mine, requested Him to sit which He did & remained approximately one Hour with us speaking Sociably. I requested Him how He got here to be within the insurgent military. He stated He Belonged, while the warfare Broke out, to the 1st U. S. Dragoons then stationed at New Orleans. That the main of His Co. used to be Irishman & that from there at the moment, they can no longer get north so that they Joined the 1st accomplice cavalry & have been then Halted on the Springs & He proposal as He couldn't Sleep, He may take a stroll over & See us.

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