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Ship Island Mississippi, Rosters and History of the Civil War Prison

Theresa Arnold-Scriber & Terry Scriber

Published by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, NC, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Battleground Books (Yorktown, VA, U.S.A.)

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McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, NC. Ship Island served as a Federal prison under the command of Union General Benjamin F. Butler during the Civil War. The island lies about 12 miles off the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The authors describe the unhealthy atmosphere and treatment of prisoners, which earned Butler the nickname of "The Beast." The main focus of the book is a series of rosters of the men imprisoned. Organized first by the state entries are listed alphabetically by last name and include information such as beginning rank; date and place of enlistment; date and place of capture; physical characteristics; and, where possible, the fate and postwar occupation of the prisoner. A list of Union soldiers who died while serving on garrison duty is also provided. Fine copy of the first edition. No dust jacket issued as the book has a laminated base. 471 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 41008

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Title: Ship Island Mississippi, Rosters and History...

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, NC

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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