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If you're a student of the Civil War like me you may or may not find yourself drawn to certain titles, or topics, and even certain authors. I don't really care for the Battles and Leaders aspect since they essentially had little to do with the fighting. First-hand accounts, stories written by the enlisted are what peaks my interest so when I saw this opportunity t learn how the horrors of the Georgia prison was lived by those whom lived it, I had to give it a try. I was not dissapointed!
From the start, the reader is given a brief history of how the prison came to be and what the Confederate Army had in store for the captured Federals. The book then goes into great detail explain every aspect of the the life lived by those inside, and even about those who didn't. Tragic! Unlike many books i've read on the subject, this title goes right to the root of the problem, and how the Rebels failed those captured on many, many fronts. It even detail the many internal threats including the infamous Raiders, and varying other thieves and scoundrels housed within.
And all is told in the steady, calming voice of Grover Gardner whom I see as the perfect orator for any historical text. He's a marvel!
If you read about the Civil War, and are as interested as I am regarding the common soldier, the boys whom actually did the living and fighting, put this title in your queue, or on your shelf. you will not be dissapointed!
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