EIGHTEEN MONTHS A PRISONER UNDER THE REBEL FLAG, A CONDENSED PEN-PICTURE OF BELLE ISLE, DANVILLE, ANDERSONVILLE, CHARLESTON AND LIBBY PRISONS FROM ACTUAL EXPERIENCE....LATE SERGEANT 21ST ILLINOIS INFANTRY, AUTHOR AND PUBLISHER.

Lovington, Ills. 1887. Illustrated pictorial wrappers with view of Andersonville Prison on rear wrap, 73pp. Text illustrations. Light wear. Very Good.

Boggs was taken prisoner at Chickamauga, and spent the next 18 months as a guest of the Confederates at Andersonville and elsewhere. He says he holds back some of the worst atrocities in order to preserve his credibility. Coulter and Nevins don't like the work, calling it "propaganda" [Nevins] and "unreliable" [Coulter]. "There were more Union soldiers lost their lives by the Southern prisons than were killed in the...battles of the Rebellion."
FIRST EDITION. Coulter 42. I Nevins 186. IV Dornbusch 57. Item #8568

Price: $150.00

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