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BOOK: ANDERSONVILLE

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CIVIL WAR:ANDERSONVILLE, SMITH'S "KNAPSACK" OF FACTS AND FIGURES '61 TO '65, SPEAR, JOHNSON & CO., PRINTERS, TOLEDO, OHIO 1884.  SOFTCOVER 4.25 X 6, 112 PAGES.  AN INTERESTING AND DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE HORRORS OF ANDERSONVILLE, THE NOTORIOUS CONFEDERATE PRISON.  INCLUDING TESTIMONY FROM ONETIME INMATES.  ONE PASSAGE STATES: "PERSONS WASTED TO MERE SKELETONS BY STARVATION AND DISEASE, UNABLE TO HELP THEMSELVES, DIED INCHES THE MOST TERRIBLE DEATHS.  THERE WAS A PORTION OF THE CAMP, FORMING A KIND OF SWAMP...THIS SWAMP WAS USED AS A SINK BY THE PRISONERS, AND WAS PUTRID WITH THE CORRUPTION OF HUMAN OFFAL.  THE STENCH POLLUTED AND PERVADED THE WHOLE ATMOSPHERE OF THE PRISON."  THE INSIDE OF THE COVERS ARE ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGARVINGS, INCLUDING A DIAGRAM OF THE PRISON GROUNDS.  IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH CHIPPING TO THE SPINE,  SOILING, A FEW CHIPS AND TEARS TO COVERS.