Andersonville: The Last Depot by William Marvel (review)

Andersonville: The Last Depot by William Marvel (University of North Carolina Press, 1994)

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Andersonville: The Last Depot by William Marvel (review)

by Robert C. Kenzer
Southern Cultures, Vol. 2, No. 2: Winter 1996

University of North Carolina Press, 1994

William Marvel begins his award-winning study of Andersonville Prison by observing, “Some 41,000 men shuffled into the prison stockade at Anderson Station, Georgia, between February of 1864 and April of 1865. Of those, perhaps 26,000 lived long enough to reach home. Theirs was undoubtedly the most unpleasant experience of the Civil War, but, almost without exception, those who wrote about Andersonville appear to have exaggerated their tribulations at that place.”