By Ed Glennan
This can be a documentary paintings delivering a first-person account of a Union soldier's day-by-day adversity whereas a prisoner of warfare from 20 September 1863 to four June 1865. In 1891, whereas a sufferer on the Leavenworth nationwide domestic, Irish immigrant Edward Glennan started to write down his stories in shiny element, describing the months of malnutrition, publicity, ailment and self-doubt. the 1st six months Glennan used to be incarcerated at Libby and Danville prisons in Virginia. On 20 March 1864, Glennan entered Camp Sumter, positioned close to Andersonville, Georgia. He reminisced in regards to the occasions of his eight-month captivity at Andersonville, equivalent to the placing of the Raider Six, break out tunnels, playing, buying and selling, ration wagons, and disorder. bothered with scurvy, Glennan approximately misplaced his skill to stroll. to extend his possibilities for survival, he skillfully befriended different prisoners, sharing assets obtained via exchange, robbery and trickery. His neighbors left him both through parole or demise. On 14 November 1864, Glennan used to be transported from Andersonville to Camp Parole in Maryland; there he remained till his discharge on four June 1865.
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