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The Resource Cahaba Prison and the Sultana disaster, William O. Bryant

Cahaba Prison and the Sultana disaster, William O. Bryant

Label
Cahaba Prison and the Sultana disaster
Title
Cahaba Prison and the Sultana disaster
Statement of responsibility
William O. Bryant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bryant, William O
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cahaba Federal Prison (Cahaba, Ala.)
  • Sultana (Steamboat)
  • Cahaba Federal Prison (Cahaba, Alab.)
  • Cahaba Federal Prison (Cahaba, Ala.)
  • Sultana (Steamboat)
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Steamboat disasters
  • Prisoners of war
  • Steamboat disasters
  • Cahaba (Ala.)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi River
  • United States
Label
Cahaba Prison and the Sultana disaster, William O. Bryant
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This book "is the story of a little known Confederate camp on the banks of the Alabama River. Located near Selma, Alabama, Cahaba Federal Prison held five thousand Union soldiers from the latter half of 1863 until the end of the war, but unlike such other controversial camps as Andersonville, and Rock Island, Cahaba's death rate was unusually low and its chief commander fair and humane. Cahaba Prison provides a vivid account of the lives of the prisoners, many of whom survived only to perish aboard the steamer Sultana, when it exploded while transporting newly released prisoners from Cahaba and Andersonville. The worst accident of any type in U.S. history, the Sultana disaster was largely ignored in the face of so many other events -- Lincoln's assassination and the collapse of the Confederacy among them ... This book carefully constructs a balanced picture of life inside the prison and of the people who lived and died at Cahaba and on the Sultana" -- Back cover
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780817304683
Lccn
89033833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm19723514
  • (OCoLC)19723514
Label
Cahaba Prison and the Sultana disaster, William O. Bryant
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This book "is the story of a little known Confederate camp on the banks of the Alabama River. Located near Selma, Alabama, Cahaba Federal Prison held five thousand Union soldiers from the latter half of 1863 until the end of the war, but unlike such other controversial camps as Andersonville, and Rock Island, Cahaba's death rate was unusually low and its chief commander fair and humane. Cahaba Prison provides a vivid account of the lives of the prisoners, many of whom survived only to perish aboard the steamer Sultana, when it exploded while transporting newly released prisoners from Cahaba and Andersonville. The worst accident of any type in U.S. history, the Sultana disaster was largely ignored in the face of so many other events -- Lincoln's assassination and the collapse of the Confederacy among them ... This book carefully constructs a balanced picture of life inside the prison and of the people who lived and died at Cahaba and on the Sultana" -- Back cover
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780817304683
Lccn
89033833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm19723514
  • (OCoLC)19723514

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