The Resource Andersonville Diary

Andersonville Diary

Label
Andersonville Diary
Title
Andersonville Diary
Creator
Subject
Summary
One of the most starkly vivid and detailed accounts of survival in Georgia's notorious Andersonville prison during the American Civil War. John Ransom was only 20 years old at the time of his capture. He kept a nearly daily diary during his year of misery at the Confederate prison. He and his fellow Union prisoners endured lice, starvation, freezing cold, killing heat, theft from other inmates...and Captain Wirtz. "Capt. Wirtz very domineering and abusive. Is afraid to come into camp any more. There are a thousand men in here who would willingly die if they could kill him first." Death was a daily occurrence. Yet Ransom knew if he gave up hope, he would die. He somehow kept his humor and kept on writing. Through two escapes, time in a Rebel hospital, and eventual freedom, you'll read a POW account like none you've ever read before
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Ransom, John L
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
Label
Andersonville Diary
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f04f2336-3d33-4362-9667-c3af357e7be2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Andersonville Diary
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f04f2336-3d33-4362-9667-c3af357e7be2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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