Andersonville Diary

Andersonville Diary

John Ransom was a 20-year-old Union soldier when he became a prisoner of war in 1863. In his unforgettable diary, Ransom reveals the true story of his day-to-day struggle in the worst of Confederate prison camps--where hundreds of prisoners died dail...

Title:Andersonville Diary
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780425141465
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    Andersonville Diary Reviews

  • William Beesley

    I wish this guy was still alive and had an email address so I could invite him over for dinner. He was in the 7th circle of harpy infested Hell suffering starvation, and scurvy which was slowly killin...

  • Judy Vasseur

    History in your face. I was surprised to find John Ransom’s writing so contemporary—as if a friend or co-worker had written me an Email that took over one hundred years to arrive. Lincoln reported...

  • Nathan Albright

    Admittedly, this particular book is a classic because of what John Ransom wrote about his own experiences in Andersonville (and before that in Richmond's ironically named Belle Isle prison), but Bruce...

  • Daphne Vogel

    Five stars for being a straightforward and incredibly useful reference re: POWs during the Civil War. Ransom himself is very likable and, considering what he went through, has an unrelentingly positiv...

  • Chrystal

    I first heard of John Ransom's diary some years ago when I read MacKinlay Kantor's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel ANDERSONVILLE, which is a fictionalized account of life inside and outside Camp Sumter, ...

  • MaryAnn (EmilyD1037)

    Such a great book !This book is both compelling and disgusting in it's details.Even though I already thought I knew about Andersonville prison, the details in this narrative show what deplorable thing...

  • Frank Watson

    History is anything but boring. Take any incident from any era and start to dig and the most amazing people and stories come to light. The historical stories are often more interesting than anything e...

  • Mona

    TITLE: Andersonville DiaryWHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Meet my reading challenge, shared format to the book before it, Theft by Finding Diaries 1977-2002REVIEW: Since he was only in Andersonville for part o...

  • Abbey

    POPSUGAR 2018: a book tied to your ancestry I have an ancestor who was imprisoned at Andersonville. Ransom's writing style isn't the florid style one usually encounters in a Civil War diary. It's very...

  • Larry Hightower

    Captures a slice of sad heritageHad read of Andersonville and visited the site and museum, which seemed a feeble attempt to whitewash history. Ransom's diary communicates the misery of disease and dea...