Civil War Andersonville Prison

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The first episode of Who Do You Think You Are‎ this year covered the Andersonville Civil War prison which inspired me to gather some supporting documents.
We identified over 80 books written between 1865 and 1921 that cover Andersonville Prison.  These cover a wide range of topics including details about life in the prison, lists of the soldiers who died and personal narratives.  The books are freely available and searchable.  We also provide links to other Andersonville Prison resources.

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1890 A list of the Union soldiers buried at Andersonville. Copied from the official record in the sugreon’s office at Andersonville

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1866 A list of the Union soldiers buried at Andersonville

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1912 Prison life in Andersonville with special reference to the opening of Providence spring

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1896 A Glimpse of Andersonville and Other Writings

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1860 A history of George W. Murray, and his long confinement at Andersonville, Ga., also the starvation and death of his three brothers at the same place

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1866 A history of the One Hundred and Seventeenth Regiment, N.Y. Volunteers (Fourth Oneida) : from the date of its organization, August, 1862, till that of its muster out, June, 1865

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1870 A letter to Hon. Charles Sumner, with “statements” of outrages upon freedmen in Georgia, and an account of my expulsion from Andersonville, Ga.

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1866 A memorial of John S. Jameson, sergeant in the 1st Conn, cavalry, who died at Andersonville, Ga

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1866 A narrative of Andersonville : drawn from the evidence elicited on the trial of Henry Wirz, the jailer : with the argument of Col. N.P. Chipman, judge advocate

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1916 A pilgrimage to the shrines of patriotism, being the report of the commission to dedicate the monument erected by the state of New York, in Andersonville, Georgia, to commemorate the heroism, sacrifices and patriotism of more than nine thousand of her sons who were confined in that prison … with an account of services of the New York resident surviving Andersonville veterans held thereat and also enroute at Richmond and Danville, Va., Salisbury N.C., and Lookout mountain, Tenn., April 26-30, 1914

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1865 A voice from Rebel prisons; giving an account of some of the horrors of the stockades at Andersonville, Milan and other prisons

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1892 Aderton månaders fängelselif under rebellernas Flagga. Tecknade ur egen erfarenhet från Belle Isle, Danville, Andersonville, Charleston, Florence och Libbyfängelserna

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1886 Adventures of an escaped Union prisoner from Andersonville

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1913 Andersonville

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1912 Andersonville

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1879 Andersonville – Volume 1

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1879 Andersonville – Volume 2

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1879 Andersonville – Volume 3

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1879 Andersonville – Volume 4

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1879 Andersonville : a story of Rebel military prisons, fifteen months a guest of the so-called southern confederacy : a private soldier’s experience in Richmond, Andersonville, Savannah, Millen, Blackshear, and Florence

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1890 Andersonville and Other War-prisons

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1883 Andersonville Diary, Escape, and List of the Dead: With Name, Co., Regiment, Date of Death and …

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1881 Andersonville diary; escape, and list of dead, with name, company, regiment, date of death and number of grave in cemetery

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1899 Andersonville prison park. Report of its purchase and improvement. Accompanied by a plat of the grounds, made from acutal survey

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1889 Andersonville violets : a story of northern and southern life

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1879 Andersonville, a story of Rebel military prisons

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1892 Andersonville, an object lesson on protection. A critical sketch

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1885 Andersonville, or, Fifteen months in rebel prisons

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1887 Andersonville. The story of man’s inhumanity to man

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1878 Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons, Fifteen Months a Guest of the So-called …

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1972 Andersonville: The Story of a Civil War Prison Camp

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1894 Army memoirs of Lucius W. Barber, Company “D”, 15th Illinois volunteer infantry. May 24,1861, to Sept. 30, 1865

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1910 Billy and Dick : from Andersonville Prison to the White House

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1904 Chronicles from the diary of a war prisoner in Andersonville and other military prisons of the South in 1864… An appendix containing statement of a Confederate physician and officer relative to prison condition and management

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1934 Andersonville Prison Civil War episodes

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1867 Contributions relating to the causation and prevention of disease, and to camp diseases; together with a report of the diseases, etc., among the prisoners at Andersonville, Ga

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1908 Dedication of the monument at Andersonville, Georgia, October 23, 1907, in memory of the men of Connecticut who suffered in southern military prisons, 1861-1865

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1887 Eighteen months a prisoner under the Rebel flag; a condensed pen-picture of Belle Isle, Danville, Andersonville, Charleston, Florence and Libby prisons, from actual experence

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1884 En kortfattet skildring af det Femtende Wisconsin regiments historie og virksomhed under borgerkrigen, samt nogle korte træk af fangernes ophold i Andersonville

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1892 Escape of a Confederate officer from prison : what he saw at Andersonville ; how he was sentenced to death and saved by the interposition of President Abraham Lincoln

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1921 Facts and figures vs. myths and misrepresentations : Henry Wirz and the Andersonville Prison

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1865 Fourteen months in southern prisons; being a narrative of the treatment of federal prisoners of war in the rebel military prisons of Richmond, Danville, Andersonville, Savannah and Millen

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1899 From Spottsylvania to Wilmington, N. C. by way of Andersonville and Florence

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1870 History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers:

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1905 In and out of Andersonville prison

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1870 Libby, Andersonville, Florence. The capture, imprisonment, escape and rescue of John Harrold. a Union soldier in the war of the rebellion

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1887 Life and death in Andersonville : or, What I saw and experienced during seven months in rebel prisons

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1865 Life and death in rebel prisons: Andersonville Prison,Florence Prison (S.C.)

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Life struggles in Rebel prisons : a record of the sufferings, escapes, adventures and starvation of the Union prisoners

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1892 Loss of the Sultana and reminiscences of survivors. History of a disaster where over one thousand five hundred human beings were lost, most of them being exchanged prisoners of war on their way home after privation and suffering from one to twenty-three months in Cahaba and Andersonville prisons

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1866 Martyria; or, Andersonville prison.

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1865 Nineteen months a prisoner of war in the hands of the Rebels: experience at Belle Isle, Richmond, Danville, and Andersonville:

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Over the dead line; or, Tracked by blood-hounds; giving the author’s personal experience during eleven months that he was confined in Pemberton, Libby, Belle Island, Andersonville, Ga., and Florence, S.C., as a prisoner of war..

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1864 Parsons family papers, Hagerstown, Indiana, including business letters of A. W. Parsons and a civil war letter of George W. Parsons about Andersonville prison

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1908 Prison diary, of Michael Dougherty, late Co. B, 13th., Pa., cavalry. While confined in Pemberton, Barrett’s, Libby, Andersonville and other southern prisons. Sole survivor of 127 of his regiment captured the same time, 122 dying in Andersonville

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1880 Prison life in Dixie. Giving a short history of the inhuman and barbarous treatment of our soldiers by Rebel authorities

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1865 Prison life in the South : at Richmond, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Charlotte, Raleigh, Goldsborough, and Andersonville, during the years 1864 and 1865

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1882 Prison pen, or, Dead line at Andersonville : a thrilling story of adventure down in Dixie

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1890 Prisoners of war and military prisons; personal narratives of experience in the prisons at Richmond, Danville, Macon, Andersonville, Savannah, Millen, Charleston, and Columbia … with a list of officers who were prisoners of war from January 1, 1864

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1915 Prisoners of War: A Story of Andersonville

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1903 Andersonville Prison Monument Rhode Island

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1902 Report of the Commission on Andersonville monument

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1905 Report of the Michigan Andersonville Monument Commission on erection of monument at Andersonville, Ga

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1916 Report of the Minnesota commission appointed to erect monuments to soldiers in the national military cemetries at Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Andersonville, Georgia

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1909 Report of the unveiling and dedication of Indiana monument at Andersonville, Georgia (National cemetery) Thursday, November 26, 1908

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1911 Report of the Wisconsin Monument Commission appointed to erect a monument at Andersonville, Georgia : with other interesting matter pertaining to the prison

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1869 The capture, the prison pen, and the escape : giving a complete history of prison life in the South, principally at Richmond, Danville, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Belle Isle, Millin, Salisbury, and Andersonville … embracing, also, the adventures of the author’s escape from Columbia, South Carolina, his recapture, subsequent escape, recapture, trial as a spy, and final escape from Sylvania, Georgia

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1892 The dispatch carrier : a thrilling description of the adventures of a dispatch carrier in the late war–

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1920 The Gray book – Andersonville Prison

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1891 The horrors of Andersonville rebel prison;

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1902 The horrors of southern prisons during the war of the rebellion, from 1861 to 1865

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1872 The life and adventures of Sergt. G. W. Murray, a soldier on the Army of the Potomac;

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1866 The martyrs who, for our country, gave up their lives in the prison pens in Andersonville, Ga

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1910 The Melvin memorial. Sleepy Hollow cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts, a brother’s tribute; exercises at dedication, June 16, 1909

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1909 The National tribune scrap book : stories of the camp, march, battle, hospital and prison told by comrades

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1865 The prisoner of war, and how treated : Containing a history of Colonel Steight’s expedition to the rear of Bragg’s army, in the spring of 1863, and a correct account of the treatment and condition of the Union prisoners of war … and history of Andersonville prison pen

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1867 The soldier’s story of his captivity at Andersonville, Belle Isle, and other rebel prisons

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1876 The southern side : or, Andersonville Prison

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The tragedy of Andersonville; trial of Captain Henry Wirz, the prison keeper

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1908 The trial and death of Henry Wirz, with other matters pertaining thereto

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1908 The true story of Andersonville prison : a defense of Major Henry Wirz

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1868 Trial of Henry Wirz – Andersonville Prison

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1876 True history. Jefferson Davis answered. The horrors of Andersonville prison pen. The personal experience of Henry Hernbaker and John Lynch, late of the United States Volunteer Army, and formerly prisoners of war

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1886 Twelve months in Andersonville. On the march–in the battle–in the Rebel prison pens, and at last in God’s country

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