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Life and death in rebel prisons :
giving a complete history of the inhuman and barbarous treatment of our brave soldiers by rebel authorities, inflicting terrible suffering and frightful mortality, principally at Andersonville, Ga., and Florence, S.C., describing plans of escape, arrival of prisoners, with numerous and varied incidents and anecdotes of prison life /
by Robert H. Kellogg.
|Main Creator:||Kellogg, Robert H.|
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Hartford, Conn. : L. Stebbins, 1865.
"Prepared from his daily journal. To which is added as full sketches of other prisons as can be given without repetition of the above, by parties who have been confined therein."
Robert H. Kellogg was Sergeant-Major in the 16th Regiment of the Connecticut Volunteers when he was captured and taken prisoner of war to the stockade in Andersonville, Georgia. As General Sherman approached the area in his march through Georgia, he was moved through Charleston to another stockade in Florence, South Carolina. The Andersonville camp was emptied at this time and all prisoners were sent to other areas. Half of the author's captured regiment died in Andersonville within seven months. He speculates the death figures from Confederate camps across the south to be some 74,000 men.
Physical description: viii, -400 pages : frontispiece, plates, plan ; 19 cm
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