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By Hugh H. Genoways, Ted Genoways, Hugh H Genoways

From the taking pictures of an unarmed prisoner at Montgomery, Alabama, to a winning break out from Belle Isle, from the swelling floodwaters overtaking Cahaba criminal to the inferno that eventually engulfed Andersonville, an ideal photo of Hell is a set of harrowing narratives through squaddies from the twelfth lowa Infantry who survived imprisonment within the South through the Civil warfare. Editors Ted Genoways and Hugh Genoways have gathered the warriors' startling debts from diaries, letters, speeches, newspaper articles, and remembrances. prepared chronologically, the eyewitness descriptions of the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Jackson, and Tupelo, including accompanying money owed of approximately each well-known accomplice legal, create a shared imaginative and prescient of existence in Civil warfare prisons as palpable and instant as they're traditionally important. Captured 4 occasions in the course of the process the warfare, the twelfth Iowa created narratives that display an image of the altering southern criminal method because the Confederacy grew ever weaker and illustrate the becoming animosity many southerners felt for the Union infantrymen. in short introductions to every conflict, the editors spotlight the twelfth lowa's actions within the months among imprisonments, delivering a distinct backdrop to the warriors' debts. An acquisitions editor on the Minnesota old Society Press, Ted Genoways is the founder and previous editor of the lierary magazine Meridian and the editor or writer of a number of books, together with the approaching within the Trenches; Soldier-Poets of the 1st global struggle, Hugh Genoways serves as chair and professor of the Museum reports application on the college of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Stibbs, who had mustered in among the original members of the 12th as a captain in Company D, became one of eight men chosen to sit in judgment on Wirz at his trial following the war. By then a colonel well known for his bravery at Nashville and an honored member of the tribunal that tried the Lincoln conspirators, Stibbs typified just how far that initial group of green recruits 14 { prologue } from Iowa had come in but four years. His account of the Wirz trial is the most significant and balanced explanation of the trial offered by any of its participants.

The following morning his body was found with the dead at the river bank. While I was talking with Gen. Polk, Gen. Beauregard, and staff, rode up and just as our conversation ceased a staff officer rode up and reported to Gen. Polk that the disposition he had made of some troops. ‘‘That is right,’’ said Gen. ’’ Then Gen. m. m. when we began our movement to the rear. 28 { ey e w i t n e s s a c c o u n t } PRISON ACCOUNTS: ENLISTED MEN charles l. sumbardo, company i Incidents of Prison Life Charles L.

Two prisoners got out one night and were met by a number of Confederate officers at a house kept, as the adjutant said, ‘‘by some noaccount women’’; this being the only class of Southern women which was 34 { prison accounts: enlisted men } always hospitable to Northern soldiers, we may safely conclude that these bad boys were warmly received. They were, however, quickly turned over to the provost guard. Next day the guards were increased. Not long after a member of the Twenty-third Missouri got through the line and spent the day at a farmhouse.

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