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Collection Samuel J. Gibson Diary and Correspondence

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Sources Relating to Samuel J. Gibson and the 103rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

  • Dickey, Luther Samuel. History of the 103d Regiment, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865. Chicago: L. S. Dickey, 1910. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Donaghy, John. Army Experience of Capt. John Donaghy, 103d Penn'a Vols. 1861-1864. De Land, Fla.: E. O. Painter Printing Co., 1926. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Gancas, Ron. The Hardluck Regiment: The Pennsylvania One Hundred and Third. Butler, Penn.: Mechling Associates, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Registers of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Volume 9: 101st-111th Regiments, RG-19, Records of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, Pennsylvania State Archives. Available online External.
  • Widow’s pension file for Rachel A. Gibson, widow of Samuel J. Gibson, application date December 12, 1879, application number 255904, certificate number 208093, Record Group 94, Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Manuscript Division Collections Relating to Andersonville Prison

Published Accounts by Andersonville Prisoners

  • Brownell, Josiah C. At Andersonville: A Narrative of Personal Adventure at Andersonville, Florence, and Charleston Rebel Prisons. Glen Cove, N.Y.: "Gazette" Book and Job Office, 1867. Reprint. Glen Cove, N.Y.: Glen Cove Public Library and the Friends of the Glen Cove Public Library, 1981. LC catalog record.
  • Carr, Austin A. A Casualty at Gettysburg and Andersonville: Selections from the Civil War Diary of Private Austin A. Carr of the 82nd N.Y. Infantry. Edited by David G. Martin. Hightstown, N.J.: Longstreet House, 1990. LC catalog record. Revised edition, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Devillez, Henry. "Reminiscences of the Civil War: Andersonville." Indiana Magazine of History 11, no. 2 (1915): 144-147. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Dowling, Morgan E. Southern Prisons, or, Josie the Heroine of Florence: Four Years of Battle and Imprisonment. Richmond, Atlanta, Belle Isle, Andersonville and Florence, a Complete History of All Southern Prisons Embracing a Thrilling Episode of Romance and Love. Detroit, Mich.: William Graham, 1870. WorldCat catalog record External. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Glennan, Ed. Surviving Andersonville: One Prisoner's Recollections of the Civil War's Most Notorious Camp. Edited by David A. Ranzan. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Goss, Warren Lee. The Soldier's Story of His Captivity at Andersonville, Belle Isle, and Other Rebel Prisons. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1867. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, 1868. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, 1869. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Boston: Richardson & Co., 1872. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Hernbaker, Henry. True History. Jefferson Davis Answered. The Horrors of Andersonville Prison Pen. The Personal Experience of Henry Hernbaker and John Lynch, Late of the United States Volunteer Army, and Formerly Prisoners of War. Philadelphia: Merrihew & Son, 1876. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Hitchcock, George A. "Death Does Seem to Have All He Can Attend to": The Civil War Diary of an Andersonville Survivor. Edited by Ronald G. Watson. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Hopkins, Charles. The Andersonville Diary and Memoirs of Charles Hopkins, 1st New Jersey Infantry. Edited by William B. Styple and John J. Fitzpatrick. Kearny, N.J.: Belle Grove Publishing Co., 1988. LC catalog record.
  • Howe, Thomas H. Adventures of an Escaped Union Prisoner from Andersonville. San Francisco, Calif.: H.S. Crocker & Co., 1886. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • James, Frederic Augustus. Civil War Diary: Sumter to Andersonville. Edited by Jefferson J. Hammer. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1973. LC catalog record.
  • Long, Lessel. Twelve Months in Andersonville. On the March--in the Battle--in the Rebel Prison Pens, and at Last in God's Country. Huntington, Ind.: T. and M. Butler, 1886. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Lyon, William Franklin. In and Out of Andersonville Prison. Detroit, Mich.: G. Harland Co., 1905. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1907. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Maile, John Levi. "Prison Life in Andersonville" with Special Reference to the Opening of Providence Spring. Los Angeles: Grafton Publishing Company, 1912. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • McElroy, John. Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons, Fifteen Months a Guest of the So-called Southern Confederacy: A Private Soldier's Experience in Richmond, Andersonville, Savannah, Millen, Blackshear, and Florence. Toledo, Ohio: D. R. Locke, 1879. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, Washington, D.C: National Tribune, 1899. LC catalog record. Reprint in abridged form, Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, 1962. LC catalog record.
  • McElroy, John. This was Andersonville; The True Story of Andersonville Military Prison as Told in the Personal Recollections of JohnMcElroy, Sometime Private, Co. L, 16th Illinois Cavalry. Edited by Roy Meredith. New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1957. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Fairfax Press, 1979. LC catalog record.
  • Murray, George W. A History of George W. Murray, and His Long Confinement at Andersonville, Ga., also the Starvation and Death of His Three Brothers at the Same Place. Springfield, Mass.: The author, [186-?] LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Page, James Madison. The True Story of Andersonville Prison: A Defense of Major Henry Wirz. New York: Neale, 1908. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Pitt, William C. Nineteen Months a Prisoner of War in the Hands of the Rebels: Experience at Belle Isle, Richmond, Danville, and Andersonville. Milwaukee, Wisc.: Starr & Son, 1865. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Ransom, John L. Andersonville Diary, Escape, and List of the Dead, with Name, Co., Regiment, Date of Death and No. of Grave in Cemetery. Auburn, N.Y.: The author, 1881. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Philadelphia: Douglass Bros., 1883. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint of 1883 edition, New York: Haskell House, 1974. LC catalog record.
  • Ransom, John L.  John Ransom's Diary. New York: P. S. Eriksson, 1963. LC catalog record. Reprint, Middlebury, Vt.: P.S. Eriksson, 1986. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Berkley Books, 1986. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1994. LC catalog record.
  • Ripple, Ezra Hoyt. Dancing Along the Deadline: The Andersonville Memoir of a Prisoner of the Confederacy. Edited by Mark A. Snell. Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1996. LC catalog record.
  • Roach, Alva C. The Prisoner of War, and How Treated. Containing a History of Colonel Streight's Expedition to the Rear of Bragg's Army, in the Spring of 1863, and a Correct Account of the Treatment and Condition of the Union Prisoners of War ... and History of Andersonville Prison Pen. Indianapolis, Ind.: Railroad City Publishing House, 1865. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Ross, Charles. “An Andersonville Prison Diary.” Edited by C. M. Destler. Georgia Historical Quarterly 24, no. 1 (March 1940): 56-76. LC catalog record.
  • Sneden, Robert Knox. Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey. Edited by Charles F. Bryan, Jr., and Nelson D. Lankford. New York: Free Press, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Stearns, Amos Edward. Narrative of Amos E. Stearns: Member Co. A., 25th Regt., Mass. Vols., a Prisoner at Andersonville. Worcester, Mass.: F. P. Rice, 1887. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Stearns, Amos Edward. The Civil War Diary of Amos E. Stearns, a Prisoner at Andersonville.  Edited by Leon Basile. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1981. LC catalog record.
  • Whitenack, David S. "Reminiscences of the Civil War: Andersonville." Indiana Magazine of History 11, no. 2 (1915): 128-143. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.

Other Primary Sources Related to Andersonville

  • Atwater, Dorence. A List of the Union Soldiers Buried at Andersonville. Copied from the Official Record in the Surgeon's Office at Andersonville. New York: Tribune Association, 1866. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Civil War Maps, online collection including maps from the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress, Library of Virginia, and Virginia Historical Society. The site offers a number of cartographic representations of Andersonville prison.
  • Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Available online. The site offers a number of photographs and illustrations of or including Andersonville prison.
  • United States. Army. Quartermaster's Department. The Martyrs Who, for Our Country, Gave Up Their Lives in the Prison Pens in Andersonville,Ga.  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1866. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901. LC catalog record. Available online through The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection and HathiTrust .

Secondary Sources on Andersonville Prison

  • Baker, Raymond F., based on research by Edwin C. Bearss. Andersonville: The Story of a Civil War Prison Camp. Washington, D.C.: Office of Publications, National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1972. LC catalog record.
  • Bearss, Edwin C. Andersonville National Historic Site: Historic Resource Study and Historical Base Map. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Office of History and Historic Architecture, Eastern Service Center, 1970. LC catalog record.
  • Cangemi, Joseph P., and Casimir J. Kowalski, eds. Andersonville Prison: Lessons in Organizational Failure. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1992. LC catalog record.
  • Chipman, N. P. The Horrors of Andersonville Rebel Prison. San Francisco, Calif.: The Bancroft Company, 1891. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Chipman, N. P. The Tragedy of Andersonville; Trial of Captain Henry Wirz, the Prison Keeper. Sacramento, Calif.?: N. P. Chipman, 1911. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Second edition, revised and enlarged, 1911. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Costa, Dora L., and Matthew E. Kahn. “Surviving Andersonville: The Benefits of Social Networks in POW Camps.” The American Economic Review 97, no. 4 (Sept. 2007): 1467-1487. LC catalog record.
  • Davis, Jefferson. Andersonville and Other War-prisons. New York: Belford Company, 1890. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Davis, Robert Scott. “Escape from Andersonville: A Study in Isolation and Imprisonment.” The Journal of Military History 67, no. 4 (2003): 1065-1082. LC catalog record.
  • Davis, Robert Scott. Ghosts and Shadows of Andersonville: Essays on the Secret Social Histories of America's Deadliest Prison. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Davis, Robert Scott. “’Near Andersonville’: An Historical Note on Civil War Legend and Reality.” The Journal of African American History 92, no. 1, (Winter 2007): 96-105. LC catalog record.
  • Futch, Ovid L. History of Andersonville Prison. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1968. LC catalog record. Revised edition, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Futch, Ovid L. “Prison Life at Andersonville.” Civil War History 8, no. 2 (June 1962): 121-135. LC catalog record.
  • Gordon-Burr, Lesley Jill. “Storms of Indignation: The Art of Andersonville as Postwar Propaganda.” The Georgia Historical Quarterly 75, no. 3 (Fall 1991): 587-600. LC catalog record.
  • Hamlin, Augustus C. Martyria; or, Andersonville Prison. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1866. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Hesseltine, William B. “Andersonville Revisited.” The Georgia Review 10, no. 1 (Spring 1956): 92-101. LC catalog record.
  • Kellogg, Robert H. Life and Death in Rebel Prisons: Giving a Complete History of the Inhuman and Barbarous Treatment of Our Brave Soldiers by Rebel Authorities, Principally at Andersonville, Ga., and Florence, S. C. Hartford, Conn.: L. Stebbins, 1865. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, 1866. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1867. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1971. LC catalog record.
  • Lynn, John W. 800 Paces to Hell: Andersonville: A Compilation of Known Facts and Persistent Rumors. Fredericksburg, Va.: Sergeant Kirkland's Museum and Historical Society, 1999. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Marvel, William. Andersonville: The Last Depot. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994. LC catalog record.
  • Marvel, William. “Johnny Ransom's Imagination.” Civil War History 41, no. 3 (Sept. 1995): 181-189. LC catalog record.
  • National Park Service, Andersonville National Historic Site, Georgia. Website.
  • Perkins, Robert Wayne. Report on Andersonville, Georgia: Camp Sumter, C.S.A., a National Historic Site. Tallahassee, Fla.: R. W. Perkins, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • Rutherford, Mildred Lewis. Facts and Figures vs. Myths and Misrepresentations, Henry Wirz and the Andersonville Prison. Athens, Ga.: Georgia Division, U.D.C., 1921. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Plains, Ga.: United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1983. LC catalog record.
  • Segars, J. H., ed. Andersonville, the Southern Perspective. Atlanta, Ga.: Southern Heritage Press, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • Spencer, Ambrose. A Narrative of Andersonville, Drawn from the Evidence Elicited on the Trial of Henry Wirz, the Jailer. With the Argument of Col. N. P. Chipman, Judge Advocate. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Terman, Max R. Hiram's Honor: Reliving Private Terman's Civil War. Hillsboro, Kan.: Tesa Books, 2009. LC catalog record.
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