Haunted by Atrocity: Civil War Prisons in American Memory
Moody, Wesley, South Carolina Historical Magazine
Haunted by Atrocity: Civil War Prisons in American Memory. By Benjamin G. Cloyd. Making the Modern South. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010. Pp. xii, 251; $37.50, doth.)
As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, historical remembrances of the war can be as important and interesting a story as the war itself. In Haunted by Atrocity, Benjamin Cloyd examines not only the ways Civil War prisons have been remembered and written about, but also how their memories have been used to serve the purposes of historians.
Cloyd, who is a history instructor at Hinds Community College, first looks at the controversies surrounding prisoners of …
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Publication information: Article title: Haunted by Atrocity: Civil War Prisons in American Memory. Contributors: Moody, Wesley - Author. Journal title: South Carolina Historical Magazine. Volume: 113. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 2012. Page number: 170+. © South Carolina Historical Society Oct 1999. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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