The Resource Dancing along the deadline : the Andersonville memoir of a prisoner of the Confederacy, Ezra Hoyt Ripple ; edited by Mark A. Snell

Dancing along the deadline : the Andersonville memoir of a prisoner of the Confederacy, Ezra Hoyt Ripple ; edited by Mark A. Snell

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Dancing along the deadline : the Andersonville memoir of a prisoner of the Confederacy
Title
Dancing along the deadline
Title remainder
the Andersonville memoir of a prisoner of the Confederacy
Statement of responsibility
Ezra Hoyt Ripple ; edited by Mark A. Snell
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ezra Hoyt Ripple was a private in the 52d Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was captured during a bloody engagement with rebel troops near Charleston, South Carolina, in July 1864. Private Ripple spent the next six months as a prisoner of war and had to endure the horrors of Georgia's infamous Andersonville prison, as well as those of the Florence prison in South Carolina. Dancing Along the Deadline is Ripple's remarkable eyewitness account of survival written just after the end of the Civil War." "Designed to hold 10,000 men, Andersonville prison was confining over 31,000 Union prisoners by the time Ripple and his comrades arrived. Ripple found the stockade to be a chaotic, filthy sea of starving and decrepit humanity. About twenty paces from the stockade walls was the so-called "deadline," a series of posts driven into the ground, the crossing of which would guarantee instant death from a guard's bullet." "Fortunately, Ripple possessed a talent that made his incarceration a bit easier: he was a talented fiddle player. At first reluctant to soothe the enemy, Ripple reasoned that "as I was expected to get some aid and comfort from the enemy in return, I thought one would balance the other." At the urging of his comrades, Ripple formed an orchestra of other prisoners with musical abilities. The band was so good that they were allowed to play at social functions outside the prison grounds. Ripple eventually escaped, but was recaptured." "Accompanying Ripple's moving narrative are dramatic drawings by well-known Civil War artist James E. Taylor, whom Ripple commissioned to create lantern slides to illustrate his many speaking engagements during the post-Civil War years."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ripple, Ezra Hoyt
Dewey number
973.7/82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E612.A5
LC item number
R56 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Snell, Mark A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ripple, Ezra Hoyt
  • Andersonville Prison
  • United States
  • United States
  • Prisoners of war
  • Andersonville (Ga.)
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Dancing along the deadline : the Andersonville memoir of a prisoner of the Confederacy, Ezra Hoyt Ripple ; edited by Mark A. Snell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-165)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34115598
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 168 pages
Isbn
9780891415770
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
96000502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34115598
Label
Dancing along the deadline : the Andersonville memoir of a prisoner of the Confederacy, Ezra Hoyt Ripple ; edited by Mark A. Snell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-165)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34115598
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 168 pages
Isbn
9780891415770
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
96000502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34115598

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