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Libby Prison Breakout free pdf While many books have been inspired by the horrors of Andersonville prison, none have chronicled with any depth or detail the amazing tunnel escape from Libby Prison in Richmond. Now Joseph Wheelan examines what became the most important escape of the Civil War from a Confederate prison, one that ultimately increased the Norths and Souths willingness to use prisoners in waging total war. In a converted tobacco warehouse, Libbys 1,200 Union officers survived on cornbread and bug-infested soup, and slept without blankets on the bare floor. With prisoner exchanges suspended, escape and death were the only ways out. Libby Prison Breakout recounts the largely unknown story of the escape of 109 steel-nerved officers through a 55-foot tunnel, and their flight in winter through the heart of the enemy homeland, amid an all-out Rebel manhunt. The officers later testimony in Washington spurred two far-reaching investigations and a new cycle of retaliation against Rebel captives.

About Joseph Wheelan

Joseph Wheelan, a former Associated Press reporter and editor, is the author of "Mr. Adams's Last Crusade," "Invading Mexico," "Jefferson's War," and "Jefferson's Vendetta." He lives in Cary, North Carolina.

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Author : Joseph Wheelan
Publisher : PublicAffairs,U.S.
Data Published : 04 February 2010
ISBN : 1586487167
EAN : 9781586487164
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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