Marvel, William. Andersonville; the last depot.MARVEL, William. Andersonville; the last depot. Univ. of North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. Press. 337p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. c1994. 0-8078-5781-5. $19.95. SA
Back in 1955, MacKinlay Kantor MacKinlay Kantor (February 4, 1904–October 11, 1977) was an American novelist and screenwriter who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956 for his novel Andersonville.
Kantor was born in Webster City, Iowa. made the prisoner-of-war camp at Andersonville, Georgia, a byword by·word also by-word
a. A proverbial expression; a proverb.
b. An often-used word or phrase.
2. for all of the horrors of the Civil War. His novel, Andersonville, so vividly depicted the starvation, squalor and casual brutalities of the Confederate military prison that ever since it has symbolized man's needless inhumanity in·hu·man·i·ty
n. pl. in·hu·man·i·ties
1. Lack of pity or compassion.
2. An inhuman or cruel act.
1. to man. In actual fact, he was not far off the mark: prisoners were allowed to starve to death in other POW camps, North as well as South, and in any case the medical and sanitary conditions of the day practically guaranteed a huge death toll no matter how humanely they functioned. No one expected anything much better.
It has remained for author William Marvel, however, to acquaint the reading public with some of the "whys" behind Andersonville's horrors. The Confederate government had opened the new prison late in the war, as a temporary holding pen for newly captured Union troops until they could be exchanged. It was really an outdoor camp consisting of a few fenced-in pastures crossed by a brook, and guarded by an antiquated fort. Marvel blames the breakdown in the prisoner exchange system and a callous indifference of the North to the dismal fate of its captive soldiers. As the last winter of the war set in, the fields turned to muddy quagmires, gaunt soldiers scratched out shallow wells and shelters in their enclosure, and their almost-adequate rations dwindled to practically nothing. Nearly 13,000 of them died. In all fairness, at the end the prison guards were starving alongside their captives.
There is no end to the literature about Andersonville, and author Marvel really is just retelling re·tell·ing
A new account or an adaptation of a story: a retelling of a Roman myth. what most students of the Civil War already know. He does it in fine style, though: footnoted enough for the scholar, thoroughly readable for everyone else, and studded with lots of contemporary photos. As for Andersonville, Georgia itself: the surprisingly tiny "star" fort overlooks seemingly ordinary fields still being picked over by antiquarians Antiquarians
retired captain, devoted to study of antiquities. [Br. Lit.: The Monastery]
learned and garrulous antiquary. [Br. Lit. . The hamlet of Andersonville drowses nearby, and a dusty yellow memorial bravely commemorates Henry Wirz, hanged after the war for what happened there. Raymond Puffer puffer, common name for some tropical marine fish of the family Tetraodontidae. The puffers and their allies, the boxfish, the porcupinefish, and the ocean sunfish or headfish, form an odd group (order Tetraodontiformes). , Ph.D., Historian, Edwards AFB AFB
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