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Andersonville in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

View from a Pigeon-Roost

 
 
View from a Pigeon-Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 8, 2008
1. View from a Pigeon-Roost Marker
Inscription.
This photograph was taken in August 1864 from a sentry box just downslope from here. The photographer was A.J. Riddle, who was preparing a report for the Confederate government.

Riddle's seven glass-plate negatives were apparently the only photographs taken of Andersonville prison during the war. Like a double exposure, the surviving photos superimpose the historic reality on today's pastoral scene. You are looking at the same piece of ground Riddle photographed.

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The photograph shows the deadline, a camp road (North or Market Street), and the crowded shebangs. Shelters were more scattered in the swampy area near the creek.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 32° 11.683′ N, 84° 7.631′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker is on Prison Site Road 0.2 miles from Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. 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. Pigeon-Roosts (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shebangs (about 500 feet away); The Expanded Stockade
View from a Pigeon-Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 8, 2008
2. View from a Pigeon-Roost Marker
(about 500 feet away); Michigan (about 700 feet away); Monuments and Memories (about 800 feet away); Ohio (about 800 feet away); Escape Tunnels (about 800 feet away); Tennessee (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Andersonville.
 
Also see . . .  Andersonville National Historic Site. National Park Service (Submitted on October 2, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View from a Pigeon-Roost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 8, 2008
3. View from a Pigeon-Roost Marker
Example of Pigeon-Roost.
Andersonville Prison, Ga., August 17, 1864. Southwest view of stockade showing the dead-line image. Click for full size.
By A.J. Riddle, August 17, 1864
4. Andersonville Prison, Ga., August 17, 1864. Southwest view of stockade showing the dead-line
Courtesy Library of Congress (LC-B816-8219)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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