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Unlikely Allies: Fort Delaware's Prison Community in the Civil War

Author: Fetzer, Dale Set In . . .
 North America, USA, Delaware
Genre: Other
Time Frame: None
Published:
Description:
  • Moving narrative of the harrowing ordeal of Civil War prisoners
  • Based on newly discovered primary sources

    During the Civil War, more than 30,000 Southern prisoners passed through the gates of Fort Delaware over the course of three years. As with all Civil War prison camps, Fort Delaware gained a reputation for wretched living conditions and is still called the "Andersonville of the North" by some historians. Undoubtedly, there were suffering and death at the prison, but a thorough examination reveals a markedly different picture: that of a group of men and women determined not only to survive, but to thrive as well, despite harsh circumstances.

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