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Cahaba Prison and the Sultana Disaster

by Bryant, William O.
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Retail Price: $19.95
Issue: Winter 2002
ISBN: 0817311335

Overcrowding, mutiny, flooding, and the Sultana tragedy are all part of the story of the Confederate prison, Cahaba. Civil War prisons, by today's standards, were harsh; Bryant shows that while Cahaba can be called one of the better ones, it was not free from horror.

review of Cahaba Prison and the Sultana Disaster, by Bryant, William O., Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2002).