Andersonville in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
3 - inch Ordnance Riﬂe
Gun tube: Wrought iron, 817 lbs.
Projectile: Shell and case shot
Range: ½ mile with case shot
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 32° 11.849′ N, 84° 7.763′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on Cemetery Road north of Prison Site Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is just east of the residential area of the village of Andersonville, in a National Park. 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. The North Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); 6 - pounder Field Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Day Order (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin (within shouting distance of this marker); Lizabeth A. Turner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clara Barton Father Peter Whelan (about 300 feet away); Rhode Island (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
More about this marker. This marker is located in what use to be a Confederate military prison, in a small fortification that protected the prison both from Union military forces on the outside and from a mass uprising of the prisoners on the inside.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.