Andersonville in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
This Was Andersonville
Beyond a walking tour of the stockade area, a visit to Andersonville involves an inner journey - to imagine prisoners' existence here and to discover the meaning of the place from the fragments that remain. Throughout the site there are clues to the high rate of mortality.
"Then came the captives, weary, worn and hungry from prolonged travel cooped up like beasts in freight cars. Down from the depot they marched amid the jeers and taunts of a gaping crowd. The gate opened. The stockade swallowed them." Lessel Long, 13th Indiana Infantry. February 21, 1864
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 32° 11.831′ N, 84° 7.629′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker is on Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is along trail that leads from the Visitor Center to the stockade area. 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 POW’s at Hiroshima Japan (a few steps from this marker); The Battling Bastards of Bataan Memorial to American Former Prisoners of War Stalag XVII-B (within shouting distance of this marker); Earthwork Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); National Prisoner of War Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Monuments and Memories (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shebangs (about 400 feet away); The Expanded Stockade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Andersonville National Historic Site virtual tour by markers.
Also see . . .
1. Andersonville National Historic Site. National Park Service site. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Information about Andersonville and an offer to assist. As a part time historian and volunteer for the National Park Service at this site for many years, I want to offer my services in helping answer questions on the history of Andersonville
Kevin (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Kevin Frye of Butler, Georgia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,084 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 4. submitted on October 6, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.