Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Escape from the Notorious Civil War Prison

Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Escape from the Notorious Civil War Prison

By: Joseph Wheelan (author)Paperback

More than 4 weeks availability

Description

During the winter of 1863-1864, 1,200 Union officers lived in squalor and semi-starvation in Richmond's Libby Prison, known as "The Bastille of the South." On February 9, 109 of those officers wriggled through a fifty-five-foot tunnel to freedom. After an all-out Rebel manhunt, survivors reached Washington, and their testimony spurred far-reaching investigations into the treatment of Union prisoners. Libby Prison Breakout tells the largely unknown story of the most important escape of the Civil War from a Confederate prison, one that ultimately increased the North's and South's willingness to use prisoners in waging "total war."

Create a review

About Author

Joseph Wheelan, a former Associated Press reporter and editor, is the author of Mr. Adams's Last Crusade, Invading Mexico, Jefferson's War, and Jefferson's Vendetta. He lives in Cary, North Carolina.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781586489083
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781586489083
  • weight: 357
  • ISBN10: 1586489089

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close