Libby Prison & Beyond A Union Staff Officer in the East, 1862-1865

By: Boaz, Thomas M.

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Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Libby Prison was a Confederate prison at Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil War. It gained an infamous reputation for the overcrowded and harsh conditions under which officer prisoners from the Union Army were kept. Prisoners suffered from disease, malnutrition and a high mortality rate. By 1863, one thousand prisoners were crowded into large open rooms on two floors, with open, barred windows leaving them exposed to weather and temperature extremes. The building was built before the war as a food warehouse. The structure was moved to Chicago in 1889 to serve as a war museum. It was dismantled in 1899, with its pieces sold as souvenirs."

Title: Libby Prison & Beyond A Union Staff Officer in the East, 1862-1865

Author Name: Boaz, Thomas M.

Categories: Civil War,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Shippenburg, PA, The Burd Street Press Publication: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A37635

Keywords: Civil War Thomas M. Boaz Prisons Union Army Confederate Prison Civil War,