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Benton Mcadams - Rebels at Rock Island - 9780875802671 - V9780875802671
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Rebels at Rock Island

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Description for Rebels at Rock Island hardcover. This work is a history of the Rock Island Barracks, one of the Union's largest camps for Confederate prisoners. The testimony of its most famous (albeit fictional) inmate Ashley Wilkes of "Gone with the Wind" fame, has helped to seal its harsh reputation. Num Pages: 250 pages, illustrations, photographs. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; HBJK; HBLL; HBTB; HBWJ; JKVP1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 230 x 162 x 24. Weight in Grams: 603.

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 shows how Union 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.

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Northern Illinois University Press United States
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"The best treatment of any Northern camp.... Sweeps away many of the myths and exaggerations regarding Rock Island."—Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia "A meticulously researched and extraordinarily detailed account of the prison.... A tale of drama, suspense, and turmoil."—Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society "Captivating.... The author has dug deeply into every aspect of life at ... Read more

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