Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Andersonville in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

This Was Andersonville

 
 
This Was Andersonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 8, 2008
1. This Was Andersonville Marker
Inscription. You are about to enter Andersonville, one of the largest Confederate prisoner-of-war camps. Of the 45,000 Union soldiers confined here, nearly 13,000 died.

Beyond a walking tour of the stockade area, a visit to Andersonville involves an inner journey - to imagine prisoners' existence here and to discover the meaning of the place from the fragments that remain. Throughout the site there are clues to the high rate of mortality.

"Then came the captives, weary, worn and hungry from prolonged travel cooped up like beasts in freight cars. Down from the depot they marched amid the jeers and taunts of a gaping crowd. The gate opened. The stockade swallowed them." Lessel Long, 13th Indiana Infantry. February 21, 1864
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 32° 11.831′ N, 84° 7.629′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker is on Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is along trail that leads from the Visitor Center to the stockade area. Marker is in this post office area: Andersonville GA 31711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial to POW’s at Hiroshima Japan (a few steps from this marker); The Battling Bastards of Bataan
This Was Andersonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 8, 2008
2. This Was Andersonville Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to American Former Prisoners of War Stalag XVII-B (within shouting distance of this marker); Earthwork Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); National Prisoner of War Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Monuments and Memories (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shebangs (about 400 feet away); The Expanded Stockade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Andersonville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Andersonville National Historic Site virtual tour by markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Andersonville National Historic Site. National Park Service site. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Information about Andersonville and an offer to assist. As a part time historian and volunteer for the National Park Service at this site for many years, I want to offer my services in helping answer questions on the history of Andersonville
This Was Andersonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 8, 2008
3. This Was Andersonville Marker
or as the park is today. I also have the historic sites database here at my fingertips and will do lookups FREE for the asking.
Kevin (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Kevin Frye of Butler, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
This Was Andersonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2008
4. This Was Andersonville Marker
Reconstructed northeast corner of stockade visible at rear left of photo.
This Was Andersonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 8, 2008
5. This Was Andersonville Marker
View of Andersonville from the Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,022 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement