Sentinels of Andersonville

Sentinels of Andersonville

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"Near the end of the Civil War, inhumane conditions at Andersonville Prison caused the deaths of 13,000 Union soldiers in only fourteen months. In this gripping and affecting novel, three young Confederates and an entire town come face-to-face with the prison's atrocities and learn the cost of compassion, when withheld and when given." -- Page [4] cover.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Incorporated, 2017, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781496422552
1496422554
Characteristics: xvii, 348 pages :,map ;,24 cm

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godaddyo
Jan 05, 2017

And interesting fictional story about something that occurred several times during the American Civil War: Women disguising themselves a men and enlisting. Some were prostitutes. Some enlisted out a desire to serve. Many were the mothers or the sisters of young soldiers or, as in this story, a young bride. All were often harshly punished if discovered.

The book as described as a romance, but for me in the plain-spoken quality of the main character it doesn't really read that way. I found it compelling and even moving.

For a non-fiction account, read "They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War" by DeAnne Blanton.

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muffin0321
Sep 07, 2014

such a good book!!!! Not for the weak of stomach. Now looking forward to reading other books by groot.

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