800 Paces to Hell
Andersonville : A Compilation of Known Facts and Persistent RumorsBook - 1999
Dr. Lynn portrays, in moving detail, the prisoners' perceptions of their 800 paces from the train depot to the gates of the prison as entering the depths of Hell. The lack of provisions, medical supplies, food and the werewithal to prepare it, had not only a horrible effect upon the inmates but it frustrated the efforts of some of the prison's officials as well.
Told in first-hand accounts which are linked together thematically, and in chronological order, this painstakingly researched volume, complete with dramatic photographs, is a one-of-a-kind effort to document and to analyze the inception, duration, and closure of this Confederate-run prison.