Yvonne Linscott Bartel was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband Gary.
Now I Know: The Story of James Ross Scadden, Andersonville Civil War Prisoner
Yvonne Bartel’s maternal great-grandfather, James Ross Scadden, refused to talk about his Civil War days. No one knew anything other than he had been a prisoner of war in Andersonville, the notorious Confederate Civil War prison camp in Georgia. Spending two years researching, Yvonne gathered every possible detail about Scadden’s Civil War experience from other soldiers’ journals and diaries who were enlisted with him, including the fourteen months he spent in Andersonville. Through Bartel’s retelling, Now I Know includes tales of heroism, extreme difficulties, stamina, battles in the western theatre, capture, and the tales of sickness, death, and suffering as a prisoner of war. Here at long last is the spellbinding tale of an ordinary country boy caught up in the catastrophic years of the Civil War that changed him forever.