Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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- Jan 7, 2013
- Long Island, NY
Andersonvilles of the North: The Myths and Realities of Northern Treatment of Civil War Confederate Prisoners by James M. Gillispie published by University of North Texas Press (2012) 295 pages Hardcover $24.95, Kindle 11.96.
If you pick this book up thinking it is an indictment of Northern prisoner of war camps, you will be disappointed. Likewise if you want an overview history of Northern prisons. This book is aimed at debunking some of the myths about prisons in the North. Unfortunatley, at times it is a bit too much of a brief for the defense of the Union prison system.
Note: Because of its length, this review will be published in sections.