Andersonville Diary, Escape And List Of The Dead by John L. Ransom (Free Audio Book)
Narrated by David Wales
The Andersonville Diary is the true account of quartermaster John L. Ransom. He was the quartermaster of Company A, 8th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War. Later he became a Union prisoner within the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia. This is the diary that he wrote during those trying time which he then published a couple of years after the Civil War ended.
This is the free audiobook edition of the Andersonville Diary. Please take not that pages 193 to 301 has been omitted from this free audiobook from Librvox. These pages contain the List of the Dead and Recapitulation of Deaths by States.
The Andersonville Confederate prison was infamous for being one of the worst prisons during the war. The compound was overcrowded to about 4 times its capacity. This in turn made ration and water supply extremely inadequate. It was also extremely unsanitary and of the 45,000 prisoners detained here, about 13,000 died due to sickness and infection. The only way the prisoners survived was through a secret network that allowed them access to food, water and medicines which are sneaked from the outside.
This free audiobook tells a harrowing tale of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. History is riddled with these incidents and the Andersonville Diary recounts the experience of one man through this place of suffering.
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