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dc.contributor.authorDubuque, Dustyn
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-19T15:13:08Z
dc.date.available2017-10-19T15:13:08Z
dc.date.issued2017-10-19T15:13:08Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/76970
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is about Civil War veteran Newell Burch. During his time in the Civil War, that consisted of travels through Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Burch documented his travels in a diary and memoir on which this thesis is based. A member of the 154th N. Y. Regiment, Burch marched to Gettysburg where he was captured and later imprisoned at Belle Isle and Andersonville. The focus of this thesis is largely around the sickness in the Andersonville prison, and how Burch was able to use his intelligence to work in the prison hospital. His resourcefulness to understand how to stay in good health while imprisoned is what makes Burch a person of interest. Many firsthand accounts are known from this time period, but none as unique as Burch's. His selflessness and self-reliance helped him to survive 21 months as a prisoner of war is what makes his account one of interest to historians.en
dc.subjectUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narrativesen
dc.subjectUnited States--Prisons--History-- 19th centuryen
dc.subjectUnited States-- History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisonsen
dc.subjectPrisoners of war--United States-- Biographyen
dc.subjectMilitary prisons--United States-- History--19th centuryen
dc.titleDiary of Newell Burch: How a Man of Resources Survived the Civil War and 21 Months as a Prisoner of Waren
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