9781586489083

Libby Prison Breakout

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  • ISBN13:

    9781586489083

  • ISBN10:

    1586489089

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-05
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
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Summary

Libby Prison Breakout tells the largely unknown story of the most important escape of the Civil War from a Confederate prison. Known as the ˘The Bastille of the South,÷ Richmond's Libby Prison was home to over a thousand semi-starving Union officers by late 1863. On February 9, 1864, 109 of those officers wriggled through a fifty-five-foot tunnel to freedom. This riveting narrative documents their incredible escape and the all-out Rebel manhunt that ensued-and shows how the testimony of those who survived ultimately spurred a new cycle of retaliation against Rebel captives. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. ix
The Confederate Capitalp. 1
The POW Archipelagop. 19
Inside Libby Prisonp. 31
The Defiant Colonelp. 47
Misery and Retaliationp. 65
Miss Van Lew's Spy Ringp. 83
The Warrior Schoolteacherp. 103
Test of Faithp. 121
General Butler's Raidp. 129
The Ordeal of Tunnel Fourp. 143
Escapep. 157
Flightp. 169
Falloutp. 193
Epiloguep. 219
Acknowledgmentsp. 231
Notesp. 233
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 273
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