New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. First edition. Hardcover. Contemporary eye witness account of the egregious conditions of Andersonville prison, the Georgia Confederate prison for Union soldiers, by a staunch Union supporter who lived near the prison.
Spencer also draws on the testimony rendered during the trial of Captain Henry Wirz, commandant of the camp. Andersonville, designed to house 10,000 prisoners, held 33,000 by August of 1864.
12mo, frontispiece with tissue guard, xiii, 272pp, 4 pp advertisements. Full dark blue buckram, gilt title on spine. Boards clean; internally bright and clean, with Albany NY bookseller label for Joseph McDonough & Co. OCLC: 1698914. Very good condition. Item #24684