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Paperback Cahaba Prison and the Sultana Disaster Book

ISBN: 0817311335

ISBN13: 9780817311339

Cahaba Prison and the Sultana Disaster

(Part of the Library Alabama Classics Series)

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With a death rate of 5 percent, Alabama's Cahaba Federal Prison boasted a better survival rate than the notorious Confederate prisoner-of-war camps of Andersonville, Libby Prison, Elmira, Rock Island, Johnson's Island, and Camp Douglas. Yet it was a ghastly facility, a hastily converted agricultural warehouse so overcrowded that each man barely had space to lie down to sleep. At the war's conclusion in 1865, however, in a harrowing reversal of the...

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