A Perfect Picture of Hell

A Perfect Picture of Hell

Eyewitness Accounts by Civil War Prisoners From the 12th Iowa

Book - 2001
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From the shooting of an unarmed prisoner at Montgomery, Alabama, to a successful escape from Belle Isle, from the swelling floodwaters overtaking Cahaba Prison to the inferno that finally engulfed Andersonville, "A Perfect Picture of Hell" is a collection of harrowing narratives by soldiers from the 12th Iowa Infantry who survived imprisonment in the South during the Civil War.

Editors Ted Genoways and Hugh Genoways have collected the soldiers' startling accounts from diaries, letters, speeches, newspaper articles, and remembrances. Arranged chronologically, the eyewitness descriptions of the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Jackson, and Tupelo, together with accompanying accounts of nearly every famous Confederate prison, create a shared vision


Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780877457596
Branch Call Number: 973.7477 P416
Characteristics: xiv, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Genoways, Hugh H.
Genoways, Ted


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