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800 Paces to Hell: Andersonville --A Compilation of Known Facts and Persistent Rumors

Lynn, John W.

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ISBN 10: 1887901191 / ISBN 13: 9781887901192
Published by Sergeant Kirkland's Museum and Historical Society, Fredericksburg, VA, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is As New and in gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Unclipped dust jacket is fresh and bright, with crease on rear flap. A history of the Confederate prisoner-of-war camp at Andersonville, Georgia. Illustrated. Quarto. 378 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 84741

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Title: 800 Paces to Hell: Andersonville --A ...

Publisher: Sergeant Kirkland's Museum and Historical Society, Fredericksburg, VA

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Lynn's remarkable and thorough compilation and annotation brings to life the history, the horrors, and the dissolution of Andersonville Prison. Comprised primarily of hundreds of eye-witness accounts (thematically and chronologically arranged), this book emphasizes the struggles of those who survived their incarceration and of those who did not. Never before in Civil War literature has any book about Andersonville stressed the 'sickness' of this human stockyard from a medically trained perspective. Union prisoners died in droves from neglect, malnutrition, disease, and pestilence, and other maladies described herein.

Dr. Lynn portrays, in moving detail, the prisoners' perceptions of the 800 paces from the train depot to the gates of the prison as entering the depths of Hell. The lack of provisions, medical supplies, food and the wherewithal to prepare it, had not only a horrible effect on the inmates, but it frustrated the efforts of some prison officials as well.

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Dr. Lynn is an active member of the A.P. Hill Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Virginia Historical Society, the Andersonville Society, the Richmond Civil War Round Table, the Confederate Stamp Alliance, and he is a fellow in the Company of Military Historians.

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