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* VigilanteMilitia: Dreyfoos and his regulators, who form to take on The Raiders.


* FaceWithDignity: While approaching the gallows, Raider leader Paddy Delaney calmly discusses who he iwhes his property to be given too.

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* FaceWithDignity: FaceDeathWithDignity: While approaching the gallows, Raider leader Paddy Delaney calmly discusses who he iwhes his property to be given too.



* TheSoCalledCoward: Judah Hansom's decision to enlist in the army was inspired specifically because he was rankled by someone insinuating that he wasn't brave enough to do so. While this decision alone might indicate more pride than bravery, but he does remain steady and dependable while a prisoner after having had time to cool off, personally taking on the lions share of the tunnel digging despite not liking closed spaces.

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* TheSoCalledCoward: Judah Hansom's decision to enlist in the army was inspired specifically because he was rankled by someone insinuating that he wasn't brave enough to do so. While this decision alone might indicate more pride than bravery, but he does remain steady and dependable while a prisoner after having had time to cool off, personally taking on the lions share of the tunnel digging despite not liking closed spaces.


The novel includes both characters based on real persons and fictional characters, including Wirz, various Union prisoners inside the camp, and Confederate civilians living outside the camp. It has no direct connection to other fictional works inspired by Andersonville, such as stage play ''Theatre/TheAndersonvilleTrial'' or the Creator/JohnFrankenheimer TV movie ''Andersonville''.

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The novel includes both characters based on real persons and fictional characters, including Wirz, various Union prisoners inside the camp, and Confederate civilians living outside the camp. It has no direct connection to other fictional works inspired by Andersonville, such as stage play ''Theatre/TheAndersonvilleTrial'' or the Creator/JohnFrankenheimer TV movie ''Andersonville''.
''Film/{{Andersonville}}''.


* TheSoCalledCoward: Judah Hansom's decision to enlist in the army was inspired specifically because he was rankled by someone insinuating that he wasn't brave enough to do so. While this decision alone might indicate more of a HairTriggerTemper, but he does remain steady and dependable while a prisoner after hainvg had time to cool off.

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* TheSoCalledCoward: Judah Hansom's decision to enlist in the army was inspired specifically because he was rankled by someone insinuating that he wasn't brave enough to do so. While this decision alone might indicate more of a HairTriggerTemper, pride than bravery, but he does remain steady and dependable while a prisoner after hainvg having had time to cool off.off, personally taking on the lions share of the tunnel digging despite not liking closed spaces.


* CommonalityConnection: Coral Tebbs ends up befriending Nat Stricker, an escaped Union prisoner largely because their both war amputees.



* FaceWithDignity: While approaching the gallows, Raider leader Paddy Delaney calmly discusses who he iwhes his property to be given too.



* GentlemenRankers: Nathan Dreyfoos is from a wealthy and well-connected Jewish family, but he joins the Union army as a private soldier "because he feared the responsibility of command." His family is appalled.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Laurel Tebbs nearly dies after her mother attempts to give her an abortion with a knitting needle, but Harrell Elkins and Mrs. Dillard save her.

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* GentlemenRankers: GentlemenRankers:
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Nathan Dreyfoos is from a wealthy and well-connected Jewish family, but he joins the Union army as a private soldier "because he feared the responsibility of command." His family is appalled.
** Judah Hansom is also the owner of six hundred acres of prime farmland (a lot of it mortgaged out) and joined the army after others questions whether he had the courage to do so.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Laurel Tebbs nearly dies after her mother attempts to give her an a forced abortion with a knitting needle, but Harrell Elkins and Mrs. Dillard save her.


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* TheSoCalledCoward: Judah Hansom's decision to enlist in the army was inspired specifically because he was rankled by someone insinuating that he wasn't brave enough to do so. While this decision alone might indicate more of a HairTriggerTemper, but he does remain steady and dependable while a prisoner after hainvg had time to cool off.

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* LoverAndBeloved: One chapter deals with a big burly hairy soldier who is lovers with a slender teenaged boy. The Lover struggles desperately to keep his Beloved alive despite the horrors of Andersonville, but fails, the boy getting a cut which gets infected and kills him.


* KilledOffstage: It is only when Ira Claffey wanders over to her grave that the reader learns Veronica Claffey died "several weeks" ago. Of course, since she had gone completely insane and was refusing to eat, it isn't that surprising.

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* KilledOffstage: KilledOffscreen: It is only when Ira Claffey wanders over to her grave that the reader learns Veronica Claffey died "several weeks" ago. Of course, since she had gone completely insane and was refusing to eat, it isn't that surprising.

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* DangerousDeserter: Ira Claffey encounters three "bummers" from the fringes of Sherman's march while he is trying to travel to Richmond. It turns out that fall 1864 is a bad time to be on the roads in Georgia. Ira thinks he's going to get shot but the bummers are content with stealing his wallet.

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Laurel Tebbs nearly dies after her mother attempts to give her an abortion with a knitting needle, but Harrell Elkins and Mrs. Dillard save her.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The novel makes a point of mentioning that Ira Claffey, who generally comes off as decent and honorable, once had a slave whipped.

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* KilledOffstage: It is only when Ira Claffey wanders over to her grave that the reader learns Veronica Claffey died "several weeks" ago. Of course, since she had gone completely insane and was refusing to eat, it isn't that surprising.

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* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Ira Claffey remembers plying his uptight wife with brandy to get her to put out.

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* ADeathInTheLimelight: Some of the SwitchingPOV chapters feature as characters prisoners who are introduced, only to die in that chapter. One chapter features Eric Torrosian, a prisoner who successfully escapes the stockade by pretending to be dead, and then walks away from the corpse storage shed outside, only to blunder right into a guard and get shot through the heart.


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* {{Flashback}}: Many, chiefly from Union prisoners remembering their lives before Andersonville.


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* HeroicBSOD: Happens to some Union soldiers, shocked into apathy by the nightmarish horrors of the camp. Willie Mann's old Army buddy Titus shuts down after entering Andersonville, refusing to eat, eventually starving to death. When Willie urges Titus to eat all Titus can talk about is how he watched a cripple prisoner rooting through other prisoners' feces and eating the bits of food he found within.


* CombatPrgamatist: All of Nathan Dreyfoos's "Regulators", when launching the attack that destroys Willie Collins and his criminal Raiders.

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* CombatPrgamatist: CombatPragmatist: All of Nathan Dreyfoos's "Regulators", when launching the attack that destroys Willie Collins and his criminal Raiders.


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* SuicideByCop: A burly soldier does this after his young homosexual lover dies of an infection; he puts the boy's body down and walks across the deadline until he is shot.

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* VillainousBreakdown: The formerly terrifying Willie Collins breaks down crying and blubbering as he's led to the gallows.

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