This is a diary written by a federal (yankee) inmate at the confederate pow prison at andersonville very interesting and shocking with regard to the details of the. Andersonville prison was a confederate war prison during the civil war located in southwest georgia, andersonville prison was. Posts about andersonville civil war prison camp written by boomercouple. The first inmates began arriving at the andersonville prison in february 1864, while it was still under construction the facility became necessary after the prisoner. Andersonville national historic site and national prisoner of war museum, andersonville: see 604 reviews, articles, and 513 photos of andersonville.
Andersonville prison in southern georgia was the most notorious prisoner of war camp of the civil war and saw 12,913 union prisoners die within its walls. Andersonville, or camp sumter as it was known officially, held more prisoners at any given time than any of the other confederate military prisons. Macon county, georgia [franz ziegenbein 1864-1865] built as a stockade called camp sumter in a remote location in georgia, the site became andersonville prisoner of. 19 permission granted to reproduce for classroom use only 2002 social studies school service (800) 421-4246 socialstudiescom andersonville prison.
The civil war village of andersonville along with andersonville natonal historic site which houses the national pow museum located in southwest georgia on georgia. Andersonville prison in georgia was notorious for the starvation suffered by union soldiers there during the civil war why did it happen and how did the prisoners. Amazoncom: andersonville: frederic forrest, ted marcoux, cliff de young, jan triska, john frankenheimer, david rintels: movies & tv. Directed by john frankenheimer with jarrod emick, frederic forrest, ted marcoux, carmen argenziano the story of the most notorious confederate prisoner of war camp.
My great great grandfather died in the andersonville prison this means something to me | see more ideas about andersonville prison, america civil war and civil wars. The camp sumter military prison at andersonville was one of the largest confederate military prisons during the civil war during the 14 months the prison existed. Andersonville civil war prison pow data, soldier databases, prisoner lists, links, photos, prison camp information and more including andersonville prison camp. Andersonville prison, also known originally as camp sumter, was a confederate military prison that existed for 14 months during the american civil war it opened in.
The horrors of andersonville prison rival anything seen at the nazi death camps but this happened here in america, at the hands of americans. Overview: during the american civil war, the confederate forces built a prisoner-of-war camp in the southwestern part of georgia known as andersonville prison, or. In 1864, my great-great-grandfather, private william davies, was captured in battle by confederate forces and spent three months in andersonville prison, the largest.
The largest and most famous of 150 military prisons of the civil war, camp sumter, commonly known as andersonville, was the deadliest landscape of the civil war of. Andersonville prison testimony of dr isaiah h white, late surgeon confederate states army, as to the treatment of prisoners there southern historical society papers. The andersonville national historic site, located near andersonville, georgia, preserves the former camp sumter (also known as andersonville prison), a confederate.
- Heinrich hartmann wirz, better known as henry wirz (november 25, 1823 – november 10, 1865), was a swiss-born american officer of the confederate army during the.
- Andersonville prison february 1864 - april 1865 officially named camp sumter, the most notorious civil war stockade was hastily constructed in early 1864.
- A detailed account of the 1864 andersonville prison camp atrocity that includes images, quotations and the main facts of the incident key stage 3 modern world history.
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Category: film movie history civil war title: andersonville prison. The andersonville prison, located at camp sumter, was the largest confederate military prison during the american civil war the site of the prison is now. Andersonville national historic site, andersonville, ga 11k likes welcome to the official facebook page for andersonville national historic site the. Here you can read all about the ghosts of andersonville prison camp in case you don't know andersonville prison was the confederate prison camp near americus georgia.