Lorien Foote

in Yankee Plague

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print November 2016 | ISBN: 9781469630557
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9781469630571

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When Confederate officials removed several thousand Union prisoners of war from Georgia to South Carolina after Sherman captured Atlanta, bureaucratic incompetence combined with chaotic conditions to produce mass escapes. Prisoners escaped by the hundreds from trains and from open fields at Florence and at Camp Sorghum in Columbia. Leading four of the escape parties were J. Madison Drake, Charles Porter Mattocks, Willard Worcester Glazier, and John V. Hadley.

Keywords: Camp Sorghum; Florence; Confederate bureaucracy; Escaped prisoners; J. Madison Drake; Charles Porter Mattocks; Willard Worcester Glazier; John V. Hadley

Chapter.  6192 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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