Andersonville in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
New York State Monument
Andersonville National Cemetery
This monument, erected by The State of New York, commemorates the patriotism, sacrifices and fortitude of about nine thousand New York soldiers of the Union armies in the War of the Rebellion who were confined in the Confederate States Military Prison at Andersonville, Georgia, of whom twenty-two hundred and sixty-one are known to have died in prison and were buried in this cemetery.
Erected 1911 by State of New York.
Topics and series. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
Location. 32° 12.166′ N, 84° 7.921′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Memorial 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 Massive Monuments (a few steps from this marker); Grave Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Raiders' Graves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prisoner Burials (about 400 feet away); In Memory of ... (about 400 feet away); Memorial to American Former Prisoners of War Stalag XVII-B (about 400 feet away); The Unknown Soldier (about 500 feet away); Andersonville National Cemetery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
Also see . . . New York Monument. Reaching a height of twenty-one feet, the monument is constructed of granite with the New York State coat of arms affixed to the front and back. On the front of the monument is a bronze panel featuring dedication text and a female figure bearing a mourning wreath. On the rear is a bronze panel featuring a prison scene. Two prisoners, one old and haggard, the other young and hopeful sit inside the prison, the stockade wall and a guard tower clearly visible. Above them is an angel with an olive branch in her right hand. (Submitted on May 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.