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 s...
Hardcover: 274 pages
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2000)
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It was interesting reading about something in history from my place of birth. I have always wondered what life was like at the prison on the Rock Island Arsenal. I have visited the cemetery there many times, this book gives more information that ju...
ion 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.