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Cemetery Field Salisbury

Salisbury National Cemetery has changed its role over the decades-from a Union triumph and example of Confederate prisoner war guilt to a symbol of national sacrifice and unity.


Primary Sources

General Courts-Martial of John H. Gee, file NM 3972. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1974.

Grimes, Bryan J. Remarks of J. Bryan Grimes, Responding for the States of North Carolina, Upon the Occasion of the Dedication of the Maine Monument at Salisbury, N.C., May 8, 1908. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1908.

Letters Orders and Circulars Issued and received, Military Prison Hospital, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1864-1865. Washington, DC: National Archives.

Original Register of Federal Prisonsers of War of the United States Army Confined in Prison Hosptial, Salisbury, NC 1864-1865. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1965.

Parole Lists, May 1862, Salisbury, North Carolina. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1965.

Secondary Sources

Blight, David. Race and Reunion: the Civil War in American Memory. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2001.

Brown, Louis. Salisbury Prison: A Case Study of Confederate Military Prisons, 1861-1865. Wendell, NC: Avera Press, 1980.

Casstevens, Frances. "Out of the Mouth of Hell:" Civil War Prisons and Escapes. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Co., 2005.

Cloyd, Benjamin. Haunted by Atrocity: Civil War Prisons in American Memory. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010.

Foner, Eric. Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. New York: Harper and Row, 1988.

Meyer, Steve. Dark Days of the Rebellion: Life in Southern Military Prisons, by Benjamin Booth. New York: Meyer Pub, 1996.

Neff, John. Honoring the Civil War Dead: Commemoration and the Problem of Reconciliation. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2005.

Sanders, Charles. While in the Hands of the Enemy: Military Prisons of the Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005.

Taylor, Victor. The Religious Pray, The Profane Swear: A Civil War Memoirs, Personal Reminiscences of Prison Life During the War of the Rebellion by Robert Loudon Drummond, G.A.R. Aurora, CO: Davies Group, 2002.