Recollections of 3 Rebel Prisons

ISBN: 978-1479170678    OCLC: 35219539

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Col. Prey shares his observations as a Union officer captured with his regiment near Petersburg, VA, in August 1864 in this richly detailed account of the conditions and daily life in three Confederate prisons near the end of the Civil War. From the fateful battle where Prey was forced to surrender, through his several prison-bound journeys through the countryside where he witnessed for himself that the South is about played out, to the factories and warehouses that served as the prisons, readers will invariably share the misery of the soldiers cold and damp clothing, meager rations, frustrated escape plots, menacing muggers, and the overall filth and suffering that constituted their lives for six months, until their release in a prisoner exchange in February 1865.