Chronicles From The Diary of a War Prisoner in 1864/Northrop


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John Worrell Northrop was a Private in the 76th Regiment, New York Infantry during the Civil War. He was captured by Confederate forces at the Battle of the Wilderness. He was a POW imprisoned at Andersonville. While a POW, Northrop maintained a diary. He was exchanged at Charleston, South Carolina, December 12, 1864 and paroled, December 12, 1864. He passed away in 1923. Scarce publication, seldom offered for sale. RareBook Hub notes only one copy in a Goodspeed catalog in 1955. REFERENCES: DORN NY 391: COULTER 347: “The author devotes a great deal of space to his travels from the battlefield where he was captured to one prison after another. He made many comments on the people he saw and recorded any conversations. As an observer he was better than the average, and free from bitterness.” NEVINS I pg 199: :”With literary aspirations, Northrop wrote an extensive diary and poems, then reworked them after the war. Useful facts on Andersonville and Florence.”

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Dimensions: ‎ 5.25 x 0.53 x 8 inches ‎ ‎ Weight: 8.6 Ounces

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