Diary of Eccentric recently read and reviewed Numbering all the Bones by Ann Rinaldi for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge. Here’s an excerpt:
Ann Rinaldi’s real purpose in Numbering All the Bones is to tell the story of the notorious Andersonville Prison camp, where 13,000 Yankee soldiers died from starvation, disease, and exposure in a little more than a year. Eulinda witnesses the horrors of Andersonville first hand when she learns her older brother, Neddy, is being held there. She sees the overcrowding, the lack of food, how the prisoners are left to fend for themselves when it comes to shelter, and how goods are smuggled in and sold to the prisoners who are desperate to survive.
Read the full review.
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