So Far from Dixie: Confederates in Yankee Prisons

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Across the North, 26,000 Rebels died in what was called "Yankee captivity"―six times the number of Confederate dead listed for the battle of Gettysburg, and twice that for the Southern dead of Antietam, Chickamauga, Chancellorsville, Seven Days, Shiloh, and Second Manassas combined. "If there was ever a hell on earth," one Confederate veteran remembered, "Elmira prison was that hell." New York's POW camp―nicknamed "Helmira"―was the most infamous of Northern prisons during the Civil War, places where hunger, brutality, and disease were everyday hazards.
So Far from Dixie is the gripping narrative history of five men who were sent to Elmira and survived to document their stories. Berry Benson promised that he would escape the prison under honorable circumstances. Anthony Keiley charmed Union authorities into giving him a job at Elmira and later became mayor of Richmond, Virginia. John King refused to build coffins for his fellow prisoners. Marcus Toney disdained to take the Union oath of loyalty until long after the war had ended. And Frank Wilkenson, a Union army volunteer only fifteen years old, endured the same humiliating punishments meted out to the prisoners he was guarding.

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Philip Burnham, author of How the Other Half Lived: A People's Guide to American Historic Sites (ISBN 0571198627), lives in Washington, D.C.

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Burnham weaves the fates of four Confederate prisoners into a seamless, illustrated narrative. (Barrett R. Richardson Virginian-Pilot)

The book is a bargain for its targeted audience. It provides excellent primary source information from a wide variety of manuscript collections and collections of individual letters. (Richard J. Blumberg Civil War News)

Burnham paints a macabre scene of a mixture of events from the Civil War, or more accurately, The War Between the States. He stirs together a mess of humanity in the boiling cauldrons of Southern battlefields and Northern prison camps. (Bill Ward Salisbury Post)

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