Libby Prison Breakout : The Daring Escape from the Notorious Civil War Prison Paperback / softback
During the winter of 1863-1864, 1,200 Union officers lived in squalor and semi-starvation in Richmond's Libby Prison, known as "The Bastille of the South." On February 9, 109 of those officers wriggled through a fifty-five-foot tunnel to freedom.
After an all-out Rebel manhunt, survivors reached Washington, and their testimony spurred far-reaching investigations into the treatment of Union prisoners. Libby Prison Breakout tells the largely unknown story of the most important escape of the Civil War from a Confederate prison, one that ultimately increased the North's and South's willingness to use prisoners in waging "total war."
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 304 pages, 8-pp. b/w insert on text
- Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
- Publication Date: 05/04/2011
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781586489083
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