Unlikely Allies: Fort Delaware's Prison Community In The Civil War

Unlikely Allies Fort Delaware s Prison Community In The Civil War During the Civil War over Southern prisoners passed through the gates of Fort Delaware over the course of three years This work reveals a different picture that of a group of men and women det

  • Title: Unlikely Allies: Fort Delaware's Prison Community In The Civil War
  • Author: Dale Fetzer Bruce Mowday
  • ISBN: 9780811718233
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Hardcover
  • During the Civil War, over 30,000 Southern prisoners passed through the gates of Fort Delaware over the course of three years This work reveals a different picture that of a group of men and women determined not only to survive, but to thrive as well, despite harsh circumstances.

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    1. My 3rd Great Grandfather, John Franklin Leggett, was captured on the 3rd day of Gettysburg and spent the remainder of the Civil War incarcerated at Fort Delaware. This book was illuminating on the conditions he was forced to endure.

    2. Unlikely Allies is a very thorough history of the famed POW camp on a tiny island in the Delaware River. It begins with the survey of the simple little mud flat known initially as “Pip Ash” Island by Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the famed first chief engineer of the United States Army. Pea Patch Island which had previously been used as a bird hunting preserve had value for its strategic location to protect the Delaware River from enemy invasion.Skillfully crafted by Fetzer and writer and journal [...]

    3. Fort Delaware was among other things a union prison during the American Civil War. This work is a chronological history of the period as well as a record of the cooperation of the military from both sides of the conflict and the civilian population. It aids in the study of Civil War prisons.

    4. A thorough history of the Fort from the time the idea to build it was conceived to its ultimate use as a P.O. Wmp during the Civil War. Many interesting Facts and stories including problems incurred during construction of the fortress.

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