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Andersonville

Andersonville

  • Title: Andersonville
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  • ISBN : 9780449307649
  • Format : Mass Market Paperback
  • Language : English
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John McElroy 1846 1929 was an American printer, soldier, journalist and author, best known for writing the novel The Red Acorn 1885 and the four volume Andersonville A Story of Rebel Military Prisons 1879 , based upon his lengthy confinement in the Confederate Andersonville prison camp during the American Civil War It quickly became a bestseller and remained popular John McElroy 1846 1929 was an American printer, soldier, journalist and author, best known for writing the novel The Red Acorn 1885 and the four volume Andersonville A Story of Rebel Military Prisons 1879 , based upon his lengthy confinement in the Confederate Andersonville prison camp during the American Civil War It quickly became a bestseller and remained popular for the next twenty years In 1864, he was among dozens of men captured in a skirmish near Jonesville, Virginia, by Confederate cavalrymen under William E Jones McElroy was sent to a variety of camps before being assigned to Andersonville prison, where he remained for the rest of the war After the war ended, McElroy was released from captivity and transported back to the North He settled in Chicago and resumed the printer s trade He became a local reporter and newspaperman before moving to Toledo, Ohio, to become an editor of the Toledo Blade In 1908, McElroy wrote The Economic Functions of Vice The following year, he published Struggle for Missouri, a history of the bitter division over slavery that split the state s loyalties and led to armed conflict within its borders


Author John McElroy

Editor of the Toledo Blade 1874 1884 and the Washington, D.C National Tribune 1884 1929.




Andersonville Reviews (31)

  • One of the best stories I ve read about the Civil War Mr McElroy speaks his mind as a prisoner of Andersonville and a few other Confederate prisons he was kept at How many have heard over the years that the holocaust could never happen again The treatment of Union soldiers and the lack of humanity s [..]

  • Some of this book is very powerful, but I found my attention straying by the end It did get me thinking, however, on how screwed up the Civil War must have left a generation of Americans, given its horrors.A passage of black humor that struck me I had been in prison but a little while when a voice c [..]

  • This is probably the most difficult book I ever read But also one of the best It was very well written by a man who was one of the first to arrive there It s full of interesting stories, amazing facts one has never heard of e.g., the Confederate prison in Florence, South Carolina was even worse In m [..]

  • ShockingI was compelled to find this book after watching the Ken Burns Documentary on the civil war and the Hell on Wheels series on Netflix Both of these shows mentioned Andersonville This book tells a story much like many stories of the Holocaust and other periods in our history where one group of [..]

  • Terrific book for histTerrific book door history buffs Very personal in his style of writing Somewhat repetitive but maybe for a reason I would rate this book a four and a half. [..]

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