Andersonville in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Patriotic Work of the National Woman's Relief Corps
of the patriotic work of the Women's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, in the preservation and improvement of this historic site, comprising 87 acres, of which 72.5 acres were acquired in 1896 by deed of gift from the Grand Army of the Republic of Georgia, and 14.5 acres were acquired by the Woman's Relief Corps by purchase to complete the tract.
The Woman's Relief Corps was incorporated under the Laws of Ohio, for charitable and patriotic purposes, on February 3, 1904, by the following named women: Sarah D. Winans, Jennie S. Wright, Kate B. Sherwood, Cora Day Young, Mary C. Wentzel, Mary M. North, Sarah E. Phillips, Lizabeth A. Turner, Clara Barton, and Allaseba M. Bliss.
During the convention held in September, 1908, the Woman's Relief Corps, having improved and cared for these grounds at its own expense, formally tendered the land to the United States Government as a gift, free of all indebtedness: and in pursuance of the act of Congress, approved March 2, 1910, the Secretary of War was authorized and directed to accept the land so tendered with all improvements thereon.
Sarah D. Winans, Chairman
Abbie A. Adams
Allaseba M. Bliss
Carrie R. Read
Committee on Transfer 1909-1910
Kate E. Jones, Chairman
Kate B. Sherwood
Mary L. Gilman
Mary M. North
Erected by The Women's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic.
Location. 32° 11.794′ N, 84° 7.732′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on Prison Site Road south of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This historical marker is just east of the residential area of the village of Andersonville, in a National Park. 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. Gettysburg Address (a few steps from this marker); Father Peter Whelan (a few steps from this marker); Lizabeth A. Turner (a few steps from this marker); Escape Tunnels (a few steps from this marker); Clara Barton (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhode Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Andersonville.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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