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Andersonville National Historic Site, GA

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Illinois Monument
Illinois Monument

Illinois Monument

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Andersonville National Cemetery, decorated for Memorial Day
Andersonville National Cemetery, decorated for Memorial Day

Andersonville National Cemetery, decorated for Memorial Day

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Andersonville Sinks 1864 - 2013
Andersonville Sinks 1864 - 2013

A historic photo of the sinks at Andersonville superimposed across a photo of the same area today.

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A guard on the tower
A guard on the tower

In order to prevent escapes, Confederate staff at Andersonville kept bonfires lit around the prison at night. Here, a bonfire flickers against the stockade walls and illuminates the guard standing watch.

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Prisoner shelters
Prisoner shelters

Prisoner shelters

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The National Prisoner of War Museum
The National Prisoner of War Museum

The National Prisoner of War Museum

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Andersonville National Historic Site

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, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were ...[more]

Address

Andersonville NHS
760 POW Road
Andersonville, GA 31711
Phone:(229) 924 0343
Email:ande_information@nps.gov

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Directions

From the north, via I-75 Follow I-75 south to Exit 135 (Perry). Head southwest on GA-224 from the interstate to Montezuma, approximately 20 miles. Just outside Montezuma, turn right on GA-26 and follow to the intersection of GA-49. Turn left on GA-49 and head south approximately 6 miles to Andersonville. The park entrance will be on the left. From the south, via I-75 Follow I-75 north to Exit 101 (Cordele). Head west on US-280 from Cordele to Americus, approximately 30 miles. In Americus, turn right onto GA-49 and head north approximately 10 miles to Andersonville. The park entrance will be on the right, after passing the park exit and cemetery entrance.

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