"This narrative of prison life differs from all others that I have seen, in that it is careful to put the best possible construction upon the treatment of Union prisoners by the Confederates, and to state and emphasize kindnesses and courtesies received by us from them."
From the Preface of his "Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons A Personal Experience 1864-5" By Homer B. Sprague, Ph.D. Bvt.-Colonel 13th Conn. Vols. Sometime Professor in Cornell and President of the University
of North Dakota Author of " History of the 13th Conn. Inf. Vols.," " Right and Wrong in our War between the States," and "The European War, Its Cause and Cure".
Very interesting book.