Andersonville in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Andersonville National Cemetery
The headstones appear similar, but there are many unique features. Look for the Raiders’ graves, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, and the different symbols above individuals’ names.
"The introduction of disease into the camp, the pollution of the water supply, inadequate medical care, lack of shelter, short and defective rations, and overcrowding — all these contributed to the terrifying mortality rate, which in August reached 100 a day."
—Walter E. Smith, 16th Connecticut Infantry.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the Clara Barton, and the National Cemeteries series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 26, 1865.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 760 POW Road, 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. Prisoner Burials (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave Markers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New York State Monument (about 500 feet away); Massive Monuments (about 500 feet away); Memorial to American Former Prisoners of War Stalag XVII-B (about 700 feet away); The Raiders' Graves (about 700 feet away); In Memory of ... (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Unknown Soldier (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
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1. Andersonville National Cemetery. The initial interments, beginning in February 1864, were trench burials of the prisoners who died in the nearby military prison. In fourteen months, nearly 13,000 soldiers were buried here. One of fourteen National Cemeteries administered by the National Park Service, Andersonville National Cemetery remains open and active for burials. Today the cemetery contains nearly 20,000 interments. (Submitted on May 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Andersonville National Cemetery(Submitted on May 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Andersonville National Cemetery. The military prison at Camp Sumter, simply known as Andersonville, held more than 45,000 Union soldiers during its 14 month existence. MacKinlay Kantor relates a poignant account of the prison camp, detailing the miserable lives of its prisoners and Confederate guards. Kantor's Andersonville, often ranked among the greatest of America's Civil War novels, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1955. (Submitted on May 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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