1887 1ed Andersonville James Compton Inhumane Civil War Prisons Escapes Torture
James R Compton’s ‘Andersonville’ is a post-Civil War account of the horrors and terrors of Civil War imprisonment. This work, written by a Union prisoner, covers starvation and torture, learning negro songs, prison escapes and concealing them, inhumane conditions of Andersonville, and dealing with dead bodies. Compton writes,“It is no small task to bury one hundred and twenty men each day. So badly would they decompose during the interval between death and burial that often we found, when we attempted to lift them that the skin slipped from the flesh, and often the flesh cleared from the bone.”
Item number: #4437
COMPTON, James R
Andersonville The story of man's inhumanity to man.
Des Moines, Iowa, Iowa Printing Co., 1887. First edition.
•Collation: Complete with all pages
•Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
•Size: ~7in X 5in (17.5cm x 12.5cm)
•Very rare with only one other example worldwide priced at $850
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