2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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Book, "The Immortal Six Hundred. A Story of Cruelty to Confederate Prisoners of War", by J. Ogden Murray, Stone Printing Co., Roanoke, 1911. 355 pp. Illus. with 36 b/w photos. Hardcover in original cloth binding with gilt title on cover and spine. On August 20, 1864, six hundred Confederate officers were moved onto a sidewheeler, Crescent City, bound for Charleston, be put under fire because Northern officers had been treated similarly in Charleston. After the ship ran aground, after two escape attempts failed, and after being exposed to fire at Charleston and later Morris Island, the prisoners were moved to Ft. Pulaski in Georgia where even the Union's official reports documented the horrible conditions and privations under which they lived. Expanded Edition printed by Stone and issued as a rebuttal against Northern charges of cruelty to prisoners and containing an added chapter with the diary of Capt Belford of the 3rd Missouri Cavalry. This details Union mistreatment of 600 Confederate Officers held at Morris Island, South Carolina. There is a two page presentation from Barrett Phinizy to his daughter, Oct 19, 1916, Athens Georgia, in part "I have enjoyed reading this & similar books of the glorious deeds of the Confederate heroes ... I want my little girl to remember with pride & honor that she is descendant of those who wore the grey in defense of our Southland."
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John Ogden Murray Coined the Phrase “ Immortal Six Hundred.

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $325.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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