The Resource Rebels at Rock Island : the story of a Civil War prison, Benton McAdams

Rebels at Rock Island : the story of a Civil War prison, Benton McAdams

Label
Rebels at Rock Island : the story of a Civil War prison
Title
Rebels at Rock Island
Title remainder
the story of a Civil War prison
Statement of responsibility
Benton McAdams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "While the testimony of its famous fictional inmate, Ashley Wilkes of Gone with the Wind, has helped to cast Rock Island's reputation as the "Andersonville of the North," McAdams shows that this Illinois prison was considerably more humane than some accounts have suggested."
  • "Rock island, like other Civil War prisons, was not without problems, including brutal weather, incompetent guards, and inadequate facilities. Malnutrition, smallpox, and a lack of basic supplies were just some of the hardships prisoners suffered, in part because of the eccentric miserliness of William Hoffman, Union commissary general of prisoners, who focused on financial concerns over human needs. The conditions at Rock Island were, however, no worse than at other Northern prisons such as Camp Douglas, nor was the prison's mission to be unjustly cruel
  • McAdams establishes that the Union officers in charge of the camp sought to maintain humane conditions in the face of severe shortages, disease, and a war that raged on longer and with greater hardships than anyone had anticipated." "Showing how Rock Island was a microcosm of the political mood of the entire nation during the Civil War, McAdams gives special attention to the prison's political and economic ties to the local community, including controversies between the camp commander and the local Copperhead newspaper editor. Readers interested in the Civil War, prison systems, and Illinois politics will find a fresh and fascinating story in Rebels at Rock Island. Two dozen rare photographs round out the unflinching descriptions of prison life."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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McAdams, Benton
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E616.R6
LC item number
M38 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rock Island Arsenal (Ill.)
  • American Civil War
  • United States
  • United States
  • Illinois
  • United States
  • USA
  • Prisoners of war
  • Politics and government
  • Prisoners of war
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
  • Militaire gevangenissen
  • Krijgsgevangenen
  • Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865>
  • Gefängnis
  • Kriegsgefangener
Label
Rebels at Rock Island : the story of a Civil War prison, Benton McAdams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "That Is the Way You Do Here, Is It?"
  • "They Are Dying Off Very Fast"
  • "A Disagreeable Place to Be"
  • "Such Reckless Conduct"
  • "The Glare of Wolfish Hunger"
  • "Had I the Power"
  • "All of the Prisoners Have Left This Island."
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780875802671
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00037226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44675953
  • (OCoLC)ocm44675953
Label
Rebels at Rock Island : the story of a Civil War prison, Benton McAdams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "That Is the Way You Do Here, Is It?"
  • "They Are Dying Off Very Fast"
  • "A Disagreeable Place to Be"
  • "Such Reckless Conduct"
  • "The Glare of Wolfish Hunger"
  • "Had I the Power"
  • "All of the Prisoners Have Left This Island."
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780875802671
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00037226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44675953
  • (OCoLC)ocm44675953

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