Andersonville National Historic Site

Also known as: Camp Sumter, Andersonville Prison Camp
496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, GA

Confederate prison camp and POW museum

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Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt

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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 County, adjacent to the east side of Andersonville. It includes the site of the Civil War prison, the Andersonville National Cemetery and the National Prisoner of War Museum. 12,913 of the approximately 45,000 Union prisoners died there because of starvation, malnutrition, diarrhea, disease, alleged abuse and blunt weapon executions from guards.

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2012: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Fixed typo
  • April 25, 2012: New Street View added by Eddie Douthitt
  • April 24, 2012: New photos from Eddie Douthitt
  • April 23, 2012: Added by Eddie Douthitt

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