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The Resource Libby Prison breakout : the daring escape from the notorious Civil War prison, Joseph Wheelan

Libby Prison breakout : the daring escape from the notorious Civil War prison, Joseph Wheelan

Label
Libby Prison breakout : the daring escape from the notorious Civil War prison
Title
Libby Prison breakout
Title remainder
the daring escape from the notorious Civil War prison
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Wheelan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While many books have been inspired by the horrors of Andersonville prison, none have chronicled with any depth or detail the amazing tunnel escape from Libby Prison in Richmond. Now Joseph Wheelan examines what became 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." In a converted tobacco warehouse, Libby's 1,200 Union officers survived on cornbread and bug-infested soup, and slept without blankets on the bare floor. With prisoner exchanges suspended, escape and death
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheelan, Joseph
Dewey number
973.7/72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E612.L6
LC item number
W48 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libby Prison
  • United States
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Tunnels
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • United States
  • Richmond (Va.)
  • Libby Prison
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • Tunnels
  • United States
  • Virginia
Label
Libby Prison breakout : the daring escape from the notorious Civil War prison, Joseph Wheelan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The Confederate capital -- The POW archipelago -- Inside Libby Prison -- The defiant colonel -- Misery and retaliation -- Miss Van Lew's spy ring -- The warrior schoolteacher -- Test of faith -- General Butler's raid -- The ordeal of tunnel four -- Escape -- Flight -- Fallout -- Epilogue
Control code
659860022
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780786746279
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
48fbf114-7057-4b75-8587-1a50c2e85668
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659860022
Label
Libby Prison breakout : the daring escape from the notorious Civil War prison, Joseph Wheelan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The Confederate capital -- The POW archipelago -- Inside Libby Prison -- The defiant colonel -- Misery and retaliation -- Miss Van Lew's spy ring -- The warrior schoolteacher -- Test of faith -- General Butler's raid -- The ordeal of tunnel four -- Escape -- Flight -- Fallout -- Epilogue
Control code
659860022
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780786746279
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
48fbf114-7057-4b75-8587-1a50c2e85668
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659860022

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