The Business of Captivity: Elmira and Its Civil War Prisoners



One Of The Many Controversial Issues To Emerge From The Civil War Was The Treatment Of Prisoners Of War At Two Stockades, The Confederate Prison At Andersonville, Georgia, And The Union Prison At Elmira, New York, Suffering Was Acute And Mortality Was HighDuring Its Single Year Of Existence, Money Was Expended On The Elmira Prison Than In Any Of The Other Union Stockades Even With This Record Spending, A Ignominious Figure Was Attached To Elmira Of The Than , Confederates Imprisoned There, Nearly , Die While In Captivity The Highest Rate Among All The Northern Prisons The Authors Conclusions Are Based On New, Little Known, Or Never Used Archival Materials In A Similar Vein, His Description Of The Prison Culture Is Especially IlluminatingThe Business of Captivity: Elmira and Its Civil War Prisoners

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  • Hardcover
  • 228 pages
  • The Business of Captivity: Elmira and Its Civil War Prisoners
  • Michael P. Gray
  • English
  • 09 July 2017
  • 0873387082

10 thoughts on “The Business of Captivity: Elmira and Its Civil War Prisoners

  1. says:

    This book takes a different approach from most books about Civil War prisons Instead of focusing entirely on the lives of the prisoners and the problems they encountered, this one examines the path of the money involved with the building and operation of the facility Even the founding of the prison was possibly based on money, since it was built by converting a training center that was only located in Elmira because the Secretary of War had an interest in one of the railroads leading there.Whi This book takes a different approach from most books about Civil War prisons Instead of focusing entirely on the lives of the prisoners and the problems they encountered, this one examines the path of the money involved with the building and operation of the facility Even the founding of the prison was possibly based on money, since it was built by converting a training center that was only located in Elmira because the Secretary of War had an interest in one of the railroads leading there.While a bit dry, the book was noso that many history books that have to focus on facts and numbers, rather than entertaining stories If you want to learn about the hard facts of running a prison during the Civil War, and the odd causes that led to the high death rate at Elmira, this book has some fascinating material

  2. says:

    Well, he is my brother so it was an excellent book

  3. says:

    I thought that this book was very dry to me and didnt keep me interested The author did good job at recording accurate data.

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