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The Resource Captives in gray : the Civil War prisons of the Union, Roger Pickenpaugh

Captives in gray : the Civil War prisons of the Union, Roger Pickenpaugh

Label
Captives in gray : the Civil War prisons of the Union
Title
Captives in gray
Title remainder
the Civil War prisons of the Union
Statement of responsibility
Roger Pickenpaugh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Perhaps no topic is more heated, and the sources more tendentious, than that of Civil War prisons and the treatment of prisoners of war (POWs). Partisans of each side, then and now, have vilified the other for maltreatment of their POWs, while seeking to excuse its own distressing record of prisoner of war camp mismanagement, brutality, and incompetence. It is only recently that historians have turned their attention to this contentious topic in an attempt to sort the wheat of truth from the chaff of partisan rancor. Roger Pickenpaugh has previously studied a Union prison camp in careful dread (Camp Chase) and now turns his attention to the Union record in its entirety, to investigate variations between camps and overall prison policy and to determine as nearly as possible what actually happened in the admittedly over-crowded, under-supplied, and poorly-administered camps. He also attempts to determine what conditions resulted from conscious government policy or were the product of local officials and situations
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pickenpaugh, Roger
Dewey number
973.7/71
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E615
LC item number
.P53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
E 615
NLM item number
P594c 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • Military prisons
  • Prisoners of War
  • American Civil War
  • Military Personnel
  • Prisons
  • United States
  • Military prisons
  • Prisoners
  • Armed Forces
  • United States
  • Prisoners of war
  • United States
  • United States
  • Prisons militaires
  • États-Unis
Label
Captives in gray : the Civil War prisons of the Union, Roger Pickenpaugh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Arrangements should be at once made" : plans and prisoners, 1861 -- "I fear they will prove an elephant" : the first wave of prisoners, 1862 -- "All seem rejoiced at the idea of going" : prisoner exchange, 1862-63 -- "In view of the awful vortex" : the collapse of the cartel and the second wave of prisoners -- "The first time I ever desired to be in a penitentiary" : capture and transport -- "Nothing to do & nothing to do it with" : the constant battle with boredom -- "i had rather bee hear then to bee a marching" : keepers in blue -- "Don't be so hasty and you may get out" : the possibility of escape -- "Almost starving in a land of plenty" : rations and retaliation -- "Inevitable death awaited its victims" : the health of the prisoners -- "Our honor could in no way be compromised" : the road to release
Control code
ocn263408664
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780817316525
Lccn
2008043153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o263408664
  • (OCoLC)263408664
Label
Captives in gray : the Civil War prisons of the Union, Roger Pickenpaugh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Arrangements should be at once made" : plans and prisoners, 1861 -- "I fear they will prove an elephant" : the first wave of prisoners, 1862 -- "All seem rejoiced at the idea of going" : prisoner exchange, 1862-63 -- "In view of the awful vortex" : the collapse of the cartel and the second wave of prisoners -- "The first time I ever desired to be in a penitentiary" : capture and transport -- "Nothing to do & nothing to do it with" : the constant battle with boredom -- "i had rather bee hear then to bee a marching" : keepers in blue -- "Don't be so hasty and you may get out" : the possibility of escape -- "Almost starving in a land of plenty" : rations and retaliation -- "Inevitable death awaited its victims" : the health of the prisoners -- "Our honor could in no way be compromised" : the road to release
Control code
ocn263408664
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780817316525
Lccn
2008043153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o263408664
  • (OCoLC)263408664

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