• Rebels at Rock Island

  • The Story of a Civil War Prison
  • By: Benton McAdams
  • Narrated by: R.E. Harter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Ashley Wilkes of Gone with the Wind helped to seal Rock Island's reputation as the "Andersonville of the North". McAdams separates truth from fiction about the Rock Island Barracks, the prison that held tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers.

Revealing that Rock Island was not without its problems - ignominious punishments, inadequate facilities, malnutrition, and lack of basic supplies - McAdams shows how Union officers sought to maintain humane conditions in the face of a war that raged on longer than anyone anticipated.

The book is published by Northern Illinois University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

Praise for the book:

"Sweeps away many of the myths and exaggerations regarding Rock Island." (Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia)

"A meticulously researched and extraordinarily detailed account of the prison. A tale of drama, suspense, and turmoil." (Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society)

"Captivating. The author has dug deeply into every aspect of life at Rock Island." (Civil War Book Review)

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  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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