Rebels at Rock Island

Rebels at Rock Island

The Story of A Civil War Prison

Book - 2000
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Ashley Wilkes of Gone with the Wind helped to seal Rock Island's reputation as the "Andersonville of the North." McAdams separates truth from fiction about the Rock Island Barracks, the prison that held tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers. Revealing that Rock Island was not without its problems--ignominious punishments, inadequate facilities, malnutrition, and lack of basic supplies--McAdams shows how Union officers sought to maintain humane conditions in the face of a war that raged on longer than anyone anticipated. Two dozen rare photographs round out the unflinching descriptions of prison life.

Publisher: DeKalb, Ill. : Northern Illinois University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780875802671
Branch Call Number: E616.R6 M38 2000
Characteristics: xiv, 260 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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