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By Catherine Gourley

The accomplice felony often called Andersonville existed for less than the final fourteen months of the Civil War―but its well-documented legacy of horror has lived on within the diaries of its prisoners and the transcripts of the trial of its commandant. The diaries describe appalling stipulations within which vermin-infested males have been crowded into an open stockade with a unmarried befouled circulate as their water resource. nutrients used to be scarce and clinical offers nearly nonexistent. The our bodies of these who didn't live on the evening needed to be cleared away each one morning. Designed to accommodate 10,000 Yankee prisoners, Andersonville held 32,000 in the course of August 1864. approximately a 3rd of the 45,000 prisoners who undergone the camp perished. publicity, hunger, and sickness have been the most factors, yet excessively harsh penal practices or even violence between themselves contributed to the unheard of dying price. on the finish of the warfare, outraged Northerners demanded retribution for such travesties, they usually acquired it within the type of the trial and next striking of Captain Henry Wirz, the prison’s commandant. The trial used to be the topic of criminal controversy for many years in a while, as many folks felt justice used to be neglected so that it will appease the Northerners’ ethical outrage over the horrors of Andersonville. the tale of Andersonville is a posh one regarding politics, intrigue, mismanagement, unlucky timing, and, in fact, humans - either solid and undesirable. depending seriously on first-person reviews and felony records, writer Catherine Gourley supplies us a desirable look at essentially the most painful incidents of U.S. history.

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