Andersonville in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In the summer of 1867 someone photographed the prisoners’ graves from this same perspective. Names and unit numbers in the historic photo match the information on the present headstones.
The markers in the photograph are wooden headboards. In 1878 they were replaced by these marble headstones; otherwise this part of the cemetery has changed little since the Civil War.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 32° 12.137′ N, 84° 7.912′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Memorial is on Cemetery Road north of Prison Site Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andersonville GA 31711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Massive Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Prisoner Burials (within shouting distance of this marker); Andersonville National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct The Raiders' Graves (about 400 feet away); Memorial to American Former Prisoners of War Stalag XVII-B (about 500 feet away); In Memory of ... (about 600 feet away); The Unknown Soldier (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
Also see . . . The Story of the Headstones at Andersonville National Cemetery. "Thousands of "unknown" Civil War soldiers, Union and Confederate, lie in cemeteries across the nation. Many died in battle, many in prison camps. The lack of record keeping, the lack of a formal identification system (dog tags were not required) and the high number of battle deaths combined to create the large number of soldiers interred without a name associated to an individual gravesite." (Submitted on February 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.