My wife and I recently published a book on the largest prisoner of war camp for Confederates in the North. At one point, over 20,000 young men were incarcerated in the camp. Two other books have been published but they were highly bias and larger tomes. We wanted to write a shorter book for the general public to explain how and why the camp formed, what it was like to live and die there, and its aftermath. We also get into the Hammond General Hospital that was formed a year earlier. I will try into post portions of the book in future blogs.
We self-published the book and think it came out well. The 135 page book, with lots of illustrations can be purchased for $12 (plus $3 shipping). A portion of the proceeds will go to the St. Mary’s Historical Society and the Friends of Pt. Lookout Civil War Camp. If interested in purchasing a copy, please drop me at line at firstname.lastname@example.org