There are twelve monuments in this cemetery and eleven at the nearby prison site. Each has a unique design. Because so little remains of the historic prison, the monuments form a prominent part of the Andersonville landscape.
"Theirs was not the glory of death on the firing line. Penned in by the dead line, wasted by disease, far from home and loved ones, they were mercifully mustered out, leaving as a heritage to the nation the memory, of a devotion as limitless as eternity itself."
Address by Gov. A.T. Bliss at the dedication of the Michigan Monument, Andersonville, May 30, 1904
The Women's Relief Corps acquired the prison site in 1896, erected the pavilion at Providence Spring, and encouraged states to build memorials.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
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Location. 32° 12.17′ N, 84° 7.915′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker is on Cemetery Road, half a mile north of Prison Site Road, on the left when traveling north. Located in Andersonville National Cemetery. 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. New York State Monument (a few steps from this marker); Grave Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Raiders' Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to American Former Prisoners of War Stalag XVII-B (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prisoner Burials (about 400 feet away); In Memory of ... (about 400 feet away); The Unknown Soldier Andersonville National Cemetery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
Also see . . . Monuments in the Andersonville National Cemetery. The Andersonville National Cemetery includes the oldest and the youngest of the memorial monuments located in the park. Nine of the monuments commemorate Union soldiers who were imprisoned or perished at the Andersonville prison. The other three monuments are dedicated to the broader themes of the park, commemorating POWs in all or other wars as well as unknown soldiers. (Submitted on May 11, 2021.)
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