They Have Left Us Here to Die: The Civil War Prison Diary of Sgt. Lyle G. Adair, 111th U.S Colored Infantry
The Civil War Prison Diary of Sgt. Lyle G. Adair111th U.S. Colored InfantryHardcover
Besides the risks of death or wounding in combat, the average Civil War soldier faced the constant threat of being captured by the enemy. It is estimated that one out of every seven soldiers was taken captive and held in prison camps infamous for breeding disease and death. This is the chronicle of one Union soldier's seven months in captivity.