Escape from Libby Prison

James Gindlesperger

  • Escape from Libby Prison

On February 9, 1864, 109 Union officers escaped from the notorious Libby Prison in Richmond by means of a tunnel, dug with only minimal tools. This escape was one of the most dramatic in military history and hastened the transfer of Union prisoners to facilities deeper in the South.

Escape From Libby Prison tells the exciting story of the escape, as well as the escapees' unsuccessful earlier attempts. It also dramatizes the brutal conditions that prisoners on both sides were required to endure. Written with meticulous attention to detail, this story will be of interest to the casual reader and the student of the Civil War alike.

Author James Gindlesperger
Pages 254
Images 0
Maps 0
Bibliography Yes
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