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

To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville

 
 
To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
1. To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville Marker
Inscription.

Vermont
To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville

You are the sires of generations which are and which never will be
Oh beloved of widows and spinsters
Oh, unbearable loss of mothers and sisters
and brothers and fathers and orphans

Yours is the vacant chair, the lonely bed
the rusted tool, the shallow grave
your laughter fallen silent
your footfalls mere echoes of memories

Your eyes once bright
dimmed, sunken, closed
You in the fullness of manhood
enfeebled, broken, dust

This unholy ground you hallowed
with your prayers, your tears, your blood
Your earthly remains cradled in this sanguineous soil
testify to the fulfillment of your duty

Your spirits which long ago mingled with those of the celestial hosts
are felt among us here in the quiet of this sacred place
and though the earth enfolds your bodies and the heavens your spirits
your honored memories shall reside within the hearts of your heirs forever

Erected in the year 1998 by
The Champlain Rifles and
VFW Post 6471 Manchester Vermont

 
Erected 1998 by The Champlain Rifles and VFW Post 6471 Manchester, Vermont.
 
Location.
To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
2. To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville Marker
The marker is to the right in this group of three markers, located on the southeastern portion of the patio to the south of the Andersonville National Historic Site visitors center.
32° 11.833′ N, 84° 7.62′ W. Marker is near Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker can be reached from Prison Site Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is part of a group of markers that accompany a memorial to all prisoners of war. It is just southeast from the Andersonville National Historic Site's visitors center. Leaving from the visitors center to tour the prison site, it is on the left. 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. Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan (a few steps from this marker); The Battling Bastards of Bataan (a few steps from this marker); This Was Andersonville (a few steps from this marker); 27th Bombardment Group (a few steps from this marker); Oflag 64 Prisoners of War (a few steps from this marker); American Ex-Prisoners of War (a few steps from this marker); Earthwork Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); National Prisoner of War Museum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
3. To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville Marker
The marker can be seen in the distance through a portion of the site's memorial artwork.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on February 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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