The True Story of Andersonville Prison: A Defense of Major Henry Wirz: The Prisoners and Their Keepers, Daily Life at Prison

Many American families have stories in their family histories of family members fighting against one another in the Civil War.  It was a period in our nation’s history that divided our country not just by states, but within families as well.  Some stories are even told of family members of more distant relations, second and third cousins, who realized they were related to one another, after the battle had been fought, and one family member had captured the other, and was responsible for seeing a distant relation confined as a Prisoner of War.  Letters exist from soldier’s writing home to tell their family’s they had no idea a person existed until they got to talking, and realized they had the same great-grandparents… that their grandparents had come from the same place… and began to realize how easily their roles could have been reversed.

[amazon_link asins=’B078RMP93C’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’cheerupfun-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4558fd42-06e4-11e8-a53a-b9d5b4436a6e’]This book written by James Madison Page, a Northern soldier, represents an important narrative of Andersonville prison in Georgia. Madison brings his defense of the prison commander Henry Wirz, who was charged by the U.S. Government and executed after the Civil War. The author’s description of the trial, conviction, and execution of Wirz is extremely sympathetic and provides an alternative view of the Confederacy in the Civil War.

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