John Ransom’s Diary by John Ransom audiobook

John Ransom’s Diary: Andersonville

By John Ransom
Read by David Thorn

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8.78 Hours Unabridged
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This book is an extraordinary day-to-day documentary of the Civil War’s most infamous Confederate prison, Camp Sumter, better known as Andersonville. Here thirteen thousand wretched Union prisoners died within barely fourteen months, from starvation, scurvy, and other diseases that spread through the camp. There was little shelter but makeshift tents; little in the way of blankets, warm clothing, or even shoes; and a scarcity of food and fresh water. Often they were forced to sleep on the muddy ground in very crowded conditions. While the deplorable conditions bear witness to man’s inhumanity to man, they also are witness to one man’s undaunted spirit to survive to tell the dreadful tale—and tell it he did.

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Summary

Summary

This book is an extraordinary day-to-day documentary of the Civil War’s most infamous Confederate prison, Camp Sumter, better known as Andersonville. Here thirteen thousand wretched Union prisoners died within barely fourteen months, from starvation, scurvy, and other diseases that spread through the camp. There was little shelter but makeshift tents; little in the way of blankets, warm clothing, or even shoes; and a scarcity of food and fresh water. Often they were forced to sleep on the muddy ground in very crowded conditions.

While the deplorable conditions bear witness to man’s inhumanity to man, they also are witness to one man’s undaunted spirit to survive to tell the dreadful tale—and tell it he did.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A great adventure…observant, eloquent, and moving.” Publishers Weekly
“David Thorn reads with a genteel calmness, even when recounting the most horrible experiences…Thorn’s consistency helps tie together an account that…amply preserves a record of war’s inhumanity.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: John Ransom

Author Bio: John Ransom

John Ransom, a Union soldier captured by the Confederate Army, ended up in the Andersonville prison. He had been a printer from Michigan, and he returned there after the war. Little else is known about his life except through his diary of his prison experience.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English