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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

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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
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 were the only ways out. Libby Prison Breakout recounts the largely unknown story of the escape of 109 steel-nerved officers through a 55-foot tunnel, and their flight in winter through the heart of the enemy homeland, amid an all-out Rebel manhunt. The officers' later testimony in Washington spurred two far-reaching investigations and a new cycle of retaliation against Rebel captives.--Amazon.com
Summary
Recounts the escape of 109 Union officers from the Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, through a 55-foot tunnel and their flight in winter through the heart of the Confederate homeland, amid an all-out Rebel manhunt
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
337996
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheelan, Joseph
Dewey number
973.7/71
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E612.L6
LC item number
W48 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libby Prison
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Tunnels
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • United States
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • United States
  • Richmond (Va.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the daring escape from the notorious Civil War prison
Label
Libby Prison breakout : the daring escape from the notorious Civil War prison, Joseph Wheelan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
15427963
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781586487164
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn298186461
  • (OCoLC)298186461
Label
Libby Prison breakout : the daring escape from the notorious Civil War prison, Joseph Wheelan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
15427963
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781586487164
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn298186461
  • (OCoLC)298186461

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