Excerpt from The National Tribune Scrap Book; Number 3: Stories of the Camp, March, Battle, Hospital and Prison Told by Comrades
Florida, Capt. Trough begged that we visit Andersonville en route. This we did and found the experience of surpassing interest and one that we woul... d like to recommend to any comrades who may be journeying in that part of the South. Both the Prison Park (formerly Prison Pen) and the National Cemetery are now beautiful inclosures, but there is much to be learned on the ground under skilful guidance, such -as we had by the Superintendents of each inclosure, that will throw light on the awful straits and sufferings of the multitude of young Union soldiers confined there 43 years ago.
This visit to Andersonville greatly stimulated my interest in the his tory of the Confederate prison there, and I have interviewed not a few of those who were confined there and have read much about it. The book that has interested me most about Andersonville was written by Dr. Augustus Choate Hamline, Medical Inspector, U. S. Army, and is en titled Martyria, or Andersonville Prison. I was deeply impressed with these words in the preface of this book which refer to the unspeakable cruelties and sufferings involved in the history of this prison.
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