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Albert Richardson

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Albert Richardson was a reporter for Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune when he volunteered to hazard an undercover journey through the American south, reporting incognito on the growing secession crisis in that region. With the outbreak of the Civil War in April 1861, he attached himself to the Union armies as a war correspondent, sending dispatches from the fields of battle for the next two years. Then, in May 1863, while attempting to pass a Confederate battery outside Vicksburg, Richardson found himself thrown from a burning barge into the Mississippi River, swimming for his life with a squad of Union soldiers and several other reporters. Captured as a prisoner, he was at first confident that as a civilian newspaperman he would be quickly exchanged. Instead, he was to spend the next 18 months in various prisoner of war camps. Seizing at last an opportunity for escape, he set out to cross the snowy Appalachians in the dead of winter, heading for Union lines in Tennessee, assisted by a secret network of slaves, Unionists, and bushwhackers. Albert Richardson’s own personal memoir of his wartime adventures, published in 1865, offers readers a rousing historical narrative presented with a journalist’s eye for detail. (Summary by Maria Kasper)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

16h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

22:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

14:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

15:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

20:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

15:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:32