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Immortal Captives: The Story of 600 Confederate Officers and the United States Prisoner of War Policy epub ebook

by Mauriel Phillips Joslyn

Immortal Captives: The Story of 600 Confederate Officers and the United States Prisoner of War Policy epub ebook

Author: Mauriel Phillips Joslyn
Category: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: White Mane Pub; First Edition, First Printing edition (June 1, 1996)
Pages: 344 pages
ISBN: 0942597966
ISBN13: 978-0942597967
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 616
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Immortal Captives book. Mauriel Joslyn has used the story of 600 Confederate prisoners of war to provide insight into the larger questions about prisoner of war issues in the Civil War. Get A Copy.

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By Mauriel Phillips Joslyn. Appendix and index included. Author Mauriel Phillips Joslyn recreates a story of undeniable horrors of Lincoln’s policy and the mistreatment of the prisoners in his power. Additional information. Hardback with a dust cover. Categories: Books, Civil War and Southern Studies.

The Immortal Six Hundred were 600 Confederate officers who were held . "Immortal Captives: The Story of 600 Confederate Officers and the United States Prisoner of War Policy" - Mauriel Joslyn. Joslyn, Mauriel Phillips

The Immortal Six Hundred were 600 Confederate officers who were held prisoner by the Union Army in 1864-65. They were intentionally starved and 46 died as a result. They are known as the "Immortal Six Hundred" because they refused to take an oath of allegiance to the . Joslyn, Mauriel Phillips. Immortal Captives: The Story of 600 Confederate Officers and the . Prisoner of War Policy. White Mane Publishing, 1996.

program had collapsed, a failure politically motivated by Abraham Lincoln's war council

book by Mauriel Phillips Joslyn. In 1864, the prisoner exchange program had collapsed, a failure politically motivated by Abraham Lincoln's war council. Immortal Captives : The Story of Confederate Officers and the United States Prisoner of War Policy. by Mauriel Phillips Joslyn.

Looks at the mistreatment of captured Confederate officers show more. Format Hardback 344 pages. Dimensions 157 x 235 x 34mm 735g. Publication date 01 Jun 1996. Publisher White Mane Publishing Company.

Joslyn, Mauriel, 1955-. Varying Form of Title: Captives immortal. Rubrics: Prisoners of war United States History 19th century. Download now Immortal captives : the story of 600 Confederate officers and the United States prisoner of war policy by Mauriel P. Joslyn. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

Immortal Captives, by Mauriel P. Joslyn, tells the chilling story of a chosen group of 600 Rebel POWs who . Joslyn, tells the chilling story of a chosen group of 600 Rebel POWs who, during the long Union siege of Charleston, . were literally used as human shields by Federal soldiers against the counter-bombardent of the Confederate batteries positioned near Morris Island. The 600 men-all officers-were sequestered in an 11⁄2-acre open stockade in the flight path of the Rebel batteries. Joslyn judiciously excerpts the officers’ letters and diaries to provide insight into their mental state during this tragic episode.

Mauriel Phillips Joslyn, American writer. Joslyn, Mauriel Phillips was born on April 28, 1955 in Manchester, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Thomas Watson and Ruth Chapman Phillips. Member Association for Preservation of Civil War Sites, Society Civil War Historians, Fort Delaware Society, Blue and Gray Education Association, Georgia History Society, Carter House Foundation, The Patrick Cleburne Society (founder). Bachelor in History, Mary Washington College, 1978. Postgraduate, Georgia College and State University, since 1996. Mauriel Phillips Joslyn has been listed as a notable writer by Marquis Who's Who.

the story of 600 Confederate officers and the United States prisoner of war policy. Published 1996 by White Mane Pub. Co. in Shippensburg, PA. Written in English. Confederate States of America, Confederate States of America. Army, History, Officers, Prisoners and prisons, Prisoners of war, Registers, United States Civil War, 1861-1865.

Immortal Captives is two books in one. Mauriel Joslyn has used the story of 600 Confederate prisoners of war to provide . The last of them were not released until July 1865, months after the war ended. Combining original scholarship with full quotations from the participants in the events she describes, she has created both a memorial to the captured officers who came to be held at Fort Pulaski, Georgia and a good history. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserve. more).

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Reviews (7)
I found myself unable to put this book down. The well written first hand entries from those poor souls, for all that they endured they remained honorable to a cause which they truly believed to be just. The history of the United States should be rewritten to include the true facts behind the breakdown within the POW camps of both the North and the South. I found it shocking that the treatment of POWs as shields, starvation, exposure and lack of basic humane needs. I would recommend this book to anyone who is in search for the truth. The reader should keep an open mind and not rush to judgement, as much of history (as we were taught) only tales half the story. I am revisiting and updating my review of this eye opening story.....after reading I found myself on a quest to learn more about the subject of POW camps and especially the ones located in the North, as they are the forgotten history. Andersonville may have been located in the south yet there were those in the north that made it pale in most cases. The only real difference is that the north won and choose to dismantle the physical evidence and forget its equally cruel treatment of the southern prisoners.

Excellent historical book about a little-known Civil War event. Sad. My great-great grandfather was on of the 600 who survived to return home alive.

Riveting history. I come from the perspective of a descendant of one of the Immortal 600. Unfortunately, errors do occur, particularly when you are working with a list of 600. My ancestor was with the 8th Arkansas CAVALRY not the infantry. You must read this with Maj. John Ogdan Murray's "The Immortal 600", to truly understand the depth of emotion felt by these men.

Great Book! Great Author!

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A great look at the Confederate officers taken to Castle Pinckney off Charleston Harbor and used as a human shield. This is another work that brings to light the brutality of the Northern government in their win at all cost effort to subdue the Sothern people.

Ms. Joslyn has done the research you just need to read the book.

Ms. Joslyn's book is full of useful information, with an enormous number of quotes from letters and journals of the terrible treatment of 600 hundred Confederate States military officers. If anyone is interested in and in depth study of the "Immortal Six Hundred," her book should certainly be consulted. It, however, is not a historical account, and is partisan in its presentation. That the 600 hundred were mistreated is without question. However, she generalizes that all Confederate prisoners were mistreated (which may be true, but she doesn't provide the evidence). On the other hand she attempts to show that Union prisoners were well treated, in spite of evidence to the contrary. When she suggests mistreatment of Union Prisoners it wasn't vicious and intentional, it was because the South didn't have the resources, and everyone was suffering. It comes across as a one-sided treatment. What would be interesting is to determine to what extent General Foster had a personal agenda, and what happened was more a reflection of his disposition than a general policy to mistreat prisoners. Ms. Joslyn has to commended for the tremendous amount of work in gathering documents and resource materials. Her bibliography will be a tremendous resource for others interested in writing a history of a sorry episode of a sorry war.

It is a mistake to believe that the treatment of the "Immortal 600" was in retaliation for what was presented as the inhumane treatment of Union prisoners by the Confederacy. In fact, with few exceptions, POW camps in the North were hell-holes of the worst type long before any evidence was forthcoming of supposed inhumanity on the part of the Confederates. In fact, camps like "Hell"mira (Elmira), Douglas, Merton, Point Lookout and others routinely tortured, starved, and murdered their helpless prisoners more as retaliation for the "rebellious nature" of the people of the South who dared to stand against the "noble" and "glorious" Union than anything at all to do with the treatment of Northern prisoners of war.

Attempts by Confederate Col. Ould (who lead efforts at prisoner exchange) to get help for suffering Union prisoners were routinely denied to the point at which Ould in a letter to his Union counterpart marveled at what kind of men they were who preferred that there own soldiers suffer and die when they could be saved without costing the Union one Confederate prisoner in exchange. Ould asked for food and medicine for sick and suffering prisoners with the promise that only those prisoners would receive said supplies. Finally the Confederate government simply shipped the worst among the ill from Andersonville north at which time the Union government had a propaganda field day photographing the wasted bodies of men whom the South had tried to exchange for long months without success. These photographs were then widely published and the subsequent outrage led to the Congress of the United States proclaiming the following:

"Rebel prisoners in our hands are to be subjected to a treatment finding its parallels only in the conduct of savage tribes and resulting in the death of multitudes by the slow but designed process of starvation and by mortal diseases occasioned by insufficient and unhealthy food and wanton exposure of their persons to the inclemency of the weather."
-- Official U.S. Policy on Confederate Prisoners of War (Preamble to the H.R. 97, passed by both Houses of Congress)

Of course, what the Northern politicians failed to mention was that the treatment of "rebel prisoners" had been savage and horrible long before Andersonville had been built. However, the condition of these unfortunate men presented to a shocked public in unsparing black and white photographs allowed that treatment to be masked with hypocritical righteous indignation. As a result, an already existing policy of inhumanity toward Confederate prisoners was able to masquerade as a matter of "retaliation".

Nowhere is the "double standard" regarding the treatment of prisoners of war more apparent than in the trial and execution of Col. Henry Wirz, the Commandant of Andersonville who was allowed little representation at his "trial" and those Union prisoners who came forth to testify on his behalf were not permitted to do so. On the other hand, Col. Sweet, Commandant of Camp Douglas - a REAL concentration camp - was feted by the citizens of Chicago even after he had illegally arrested many of them for ostensibly planning prison breaks! Chicago holds the largest mass grave in North America, filled with the poor, broken bodies of soldiers confined in Camp Douglas, (referred to in a recent television program as "80 acres of hell").

The author did a commendable job presenting the inhumane treatment of 600 men, but those 600 men were not the only Confederates mistreated, tortured, starved, beaten and murdered. Neither did the motive for their barbaric treatment have anything to do with the conditions in Southern POW camps where the inmates and their warders ate the same food and lived under much the same conditions. This book is a good start in revealing the facts concerning the treatment of Confederate POWs in the War of Secession, but it is only a start. There is so much to UN-learn about that period in history before most people will be able even to BELIEVE books like this.

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