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Libby Life

CW Whitehair (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-7581-2 ©2012
Price: $11.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 143 pages
Category/Subject: HISTORY / General

Lieutenant-Colonel Federico Fernandez Cavada’s was the highest ranking Hispanic officer to fight for the Union army during the Civil War. Follow his day to day experiences and hardships at Libby Prison.

Lieutenant-Colonel Federico Fernandez Cavada was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba. After moving to the United States, he resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the beginning of America’s Civil War, he pledged his loyalties to the Union. He eventually became the highest ranking Hispanic officer to serve in the Union army. On July 2, 1863, he was captured at the Battle of Gettysburg, and sent to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. Over his nine months of imprisonment, Cavada gives a vivid description of Libby Life. Cavada describes his experiences with a touch of humor, others with dismay. Included in Libby Life is Cavada’s detailed sketches of prison life.

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