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Hell Comes to Southern Maryland: The Story of the Point Lookout Prison and Hammond General Hospital; 1:30 p.m; Free

Free Book Talk with Authors Bradley Gottfried and Linda Gottfried.

About the Book

The Point Lookout Civil War Prisoner of War Camp for Confederates was the largest facility in the North. This small book takes a fresh look at all aspects of the prison from its formation to its closing and lasting legacy. Loaded with first-person accounts of both Confederate prisoners and Union personnel, the book helps the reader get a vivid picture of what it was like to be incarcerated in the camp.

Hell Comes to Southern Maryland:  The Story of the Point Lookout Prison and Hammond General Hospital.  The topic is particularly appropriate for the Manassas Museum as many Virginia boys were incarcerated there from 1863 through 1865. by Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried (Author), Ms. Linda I Gottfried (Contributor)

About the Authors

Bradley M. Gottfried, Ph.D.

Prior to his retirement in 2017, Brad worked in higher education for over 40 years.  After receiving his Ph.D. from Miami Univresity, he taught for eleven years and then entered the ranks of administration.  He ultimately served as President Chief Executive Officer of three colleges (University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac, Sussex County Community College, and College of Southern Maryland) for almost 25 years. Gottfried has authored thirteen books and two additional works are moving through the editorial process. Among his Gettysburg titles are: Roads to Gettysburg, The Artillery of Gettysburg, The Battle of Gettysburg: A Guided Tour, The Brigades of Gettysburg, and the Maps of Gettysburg.  He is devoting most of his time to completing map studies of the various Eastern Theater Campaigns.

Linda I. Gottfried

Linda retired from a distinguished twenty-five year career in public relations and fundraising. She has a passion for helping nonprofit organizations achieve their strategic and fundraising goals by providing pro bono education and training.