Save see tripadvisor's andersonville, ga hotel deals and special prices on 30+ hotels all in one spot find the perfect hotel within your budget with reviews from real travelers. Eric leonard, chief of interpretation and education at the andersonville national historic site, discusses the civil war's most infamous prison camp in this short from the war department™ video series by the american battlefield trust. The largest and most famous of 150 military prisons of the civil war, camp sumter, commonly known as andersonville, was the deadliest landscape of the civil warof the 45,000 union soldiers imprisoned here, nearly 13,000 died at its most crowded, it held more than 32,000 men, where forced overcrowding compounded problems of supply and distribution of essential resources. My opinion is that andersonville is the best civil war movie ever made, period as a former civil war reenactor, i'm not going to sit here and nitpick at all the mistakes.
Building the prison the andersonville prison (officially called camp sumter) was named after andersonville, the georgia town it was built near built in 1864 to house union soldiers, it was the. The andersonville prison, officially known as camp sumter, served as a confederate prisoner-of-war camp during the american civil war the site of the prison is now andersonville national historic site in andersonville, georgia most of the site actually lies in extreme southwestern macon. Andersonville, or camp sumter as it was known officially, held more prisoners at any given time than any of the other confederate military prisons.
Andersonville prison testimony of dr isaiah h white, late surgeon confederate states army, as to the treatment of prisoners there southern historical society papers. The andersonville national historic site is the site of the american civil war prisoner of war camp camp sumter (also known as andersonville prison)andersonville was a confederate prisoner-of-war-camp during the last 12 months of the civil war the site is near andersonville, georgiamost of the site lies in southwestern macon countyalong with the former prisoner, the andersonville national. Andersonville prison, also known as camp sumter, is the most well-known and notorious of all the civil war prisons, north and south it was in operation from february 1864 until may 1865, and during that time over 42,000 men were interned there confined in only 23 acres of space. A detailed account of the 1864 andersonville prison camp atrocity that includes images, quotations and the main facts of the incident key stage 3 modern world history gcse usa history a-level last updated: 2nd february, 2018. The andersonville national historic site , located near andersonville , georgia , preserves the former camp sumter (also known as andersonville prison ), a confederate prisoner-of-war camp during the final twelve months of the american civil war most of the site lies in southwestern macon county , adjacent to the east side of the town of andersonville.
Andersonville prison was never meant to hold as many prisoners as it did during the first few years of the civil war, confederate soldiers had been toting their union pow’s around with them or dropping them in makeshift camps around the confederacy. Andersonville prison photographs these photographic views (the originals) were taken august 17th, 1864, when there were 33,000 union prisoners in the stockade, which contained only 32 acres. English: the andersonville prison — in the andersonville national historic site, located east of andersonville in macon county and sumter county, georgia it preserves the former camp sumter, also known as andersonville prison, a confederate prisoner-of-war camp of the american civil war, for union army prisoners as well as the former prison, the andersonville national historic site also. Andersonville (camp sumpter) was a confederate prisoner of war camp during the find this pin and more on war-andersonville prison~1863-1865 pow by carol frey read about this miserable civil war pow camp and you'll be as horified as i was. While andersonville became the most infamous of all civil war prison camps, and certainly the most deaths occurred there, it was not an anomaly among the 150 or so prison camps formed during the war, both union and confederate.
Bird's-eye view of andersonville prison from the south-east print showing andersonville prison, with the vast prison area surrounded by stockade fences and several banks of cannons in the foreground and the distance. Facts about andersonville prison talk about the famous building located near andersonville, georgia today it was called andersonville national historic site in the past, it was a camp sumter or andersonville prison. Prisoners held at andersonville civil war prison camps and exchanges prison camps introduction andersonville rock island prison barracks elmira prison camps. On the 150th anniversary of the death of andersonville’s first prisoner of war, look back at the notorious confederate prison camp on the 150th anniversary of the death of andersonville’s. Welcome to the official andersonville georgia tourism website come and visit discover our history, our museums, and step back in time.
The andersonville prison, located at camp sumter, was the largest confederate military prison during the american civil warthe site of the prison is now andersonville national historic site in andersonville, georgiait includes the site of the civil war prison, the andersonville national cemetery, and the national prisoner of war museum 12,913 union prisoners died there, mostly of diseases. The andersonville national historic site, located near andersonville, georgia, preserves the former camp sumter (also known as andersonville prison), a confederate prisoner-of-war camp during the final twelve months of the american civil warmost of the site lies in southwestern macon county, adjacent to the east side of the town of andersonvilleas well as the former prison, the site contains. Andersonville is a city in sumter county, georgia, united statesas of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 255 it is located in the southwest part of the state, approximately 60 miles (97 km) southwest of macon on the central of georgia railroad during the american civil war, it was the site of a prisoner-of-war camp, which is now andersonville national historic site.
Did you know today, the andersonville site includes the remains of the historic prison along with a prisoner of war museum and a national cemetery where union soldiers who died at the camp are. Of the 45,000 union soldiers who’d been held at andersonville confederate prison during the american civil war, 13,000 died during the worst months, 100 men died each day from malnutrition, exposure to the elements, and communicable disease. The railroad terminal at andersonville was the arrival point for 45,000 federal prisoners destined for incarceration at camp sumter also known as the andersonville civil war prison.