The Resource Johnson's Island: : a Prison for Confederate Officers, (ebook)

Johnson's Island: : a Prison for Confederate Officers, (ebook)

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Johnson's Island: : a Prison for Confederate Officers
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Johnson's Island:
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a Prison for Confederate Officers
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eng
Summary
In 1861, Lt. Col. William Hoffman was appointed to the post of commissary general of prisoners and urged to find a suitable site for the construction of what was expected to be the Union's sole military prison. After inspecting four islands in Lake Erie, Hoffman came upon one in Sandusky Bay known as Johnson's Island. With a large amount of fallen timber, forty acres of cleared land, and its proximity to Sandusky, Ohio, Johnson's Island seemed the ideal location for the Union's purpose. By the following spring, Johnson's Island prison was born. Johnson's Island tells the story of the camp from its planning stages until the end of the war. Because the facility housed only officers, several literate diary keepers were on hand; author Roger Pickenpaugh draws on their accounts, along with prison records, to provide a fascinating depiction of day-to-day life. Hunger, boredom, harsh conditions, and few luxuries were all the prisoners knew until the end of the war, when at last parts of Johnson's Island were auctioned off, the post was ordered abandoned, and the island was mustered out of service. There has not been a book dedicated to Johnson's Island since 1965. Roger Pickenpaugh presents an eloquent and knowledgeable overview of a prison that played a tremendous role in the lives of countless soldiers. It is a book sure to interest Civil War buffs and scholars alike
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Midwest
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Pickenpaugh, Roger
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973.7/71
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non fiction
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  • Johnson Island Prison
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Ohio
  • Prisoners of war
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adult
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Johnson's Island: : a Prison for Confederate Officers, (ebook)
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9781631012020
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11751401
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remote
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11751401
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MWT11751401
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Johnson's Island: : a Prison for Confederate Officers, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781631012020
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11751401
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11751401
System control number
MWT11751401
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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