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

Massachusetts

 
 
Massachusetts Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2008
1. Massachusetts Monument
Inscription. [Front Side]:
Death Before Dishonor
Erected
by the
Commonwealth
in memory of
her sons who died
in Andersonville
1864-1865
[Back Side]:
Known Dead
767.
Resolves 1900
Chapter 77
Approved May 28,
W. Murray, Crane
Governor

Commission
Charles C. Davis
Thaddeus H. Newcomb
Francis C. Curtis
Levi G. McKnight
Everett S. Horton

 
Erected by Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 32° 11.77′ N, 84° 7.76′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Prison Site Road and Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling south on Prison Site Road. Touch for map. Monument is grouped with other monuments in the northwest corner of the former prison stockade, inside the Andersonville National Historic Site. 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. Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker);
Massachusetts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
2. Massachusetts Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the historical monument.
Rhode Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); National Woman's Relief Corps Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriotic Work of the National Woman's Relief Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Peter Whelan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Report of the Commission on Andersonville Monument. by Massachusetts Commission on Andersonville monument, Francis C. Curtis, Charles Griffin Davis, Everett Southworth Horton, Levi G. McKnight, Thaddeus H. Newcomb. Published by Wright & Potter printing Co., state printers, 1902.

Our men were offered food, clothing, liberty, even, if they would take the oath of allegiance. They said "No! Death before dishonor!" (Submitted on October 6, 2008.) 

2. Andersonville National Historic Site. National Park Service site. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Andersonville Prison. A resource page detailing the history of Andersonville Prison. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Roster of Prisoners Held at Andersonville. From the National
Massachusetts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
3. Massachusetts Marker
View of the backside of the historical monument.
Park Service. This page searches the prison rosters for soldiers by name and state. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Massachusetts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
4. Massachusetts Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the historical monument.
Massachusetts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
5. Massachusetts Marker
View looking south of the historical monument, with the Ohio Monument in the background and several white posts marking the deadline and stockade wall in the right background of the picture.
Monuments in Northwest Corner of Former Prison Stockade image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2008
6. Monuments in Northwest Corner of Former Prison Stockade
Massachusetts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 8, 2008
7. Massachusetts Marker
Markers location (yellow arrow) in relation to the deadline and stockade marker posts.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 5, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 7, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on October 5, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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