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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Be a Junior Civil War Historian!

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Earn your Junior Civil War Historian Patch!

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One hundred fifty years ago, our nation nearly tore itself apart. Soldiers in blue and gray struggled on battlefields across the country and changed the face of the United States of America. You can start your journey towards understanding how important the Civil War was to us by becoming a Junior Ranger at Andersonville National Historic Site. You will have the chance to continue exploring this important part of our history by also becoming a Junior Civil War Historian. When done, you will understand how the Civil War shaped our nation's history and become part of a select group of young visitors who truly appreciate how important the Civil War is to us today.

There are two ways to become a Junior Civil War Historian.

Option 1
Become a Junior Ranger at Andersonville and two (2) other participating parks. Make sure you get a ranger to initial and date your activity card or your Junior Ranger program booklets.

Once you have become a Junior Ranger at three parks, turn in your activity card or Junior Ranger program booklets at a participating park to receive your patch.

Option 2
Become a Junior Ranger at Andersonville and one (1) other participating park and then print and complete the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Junior Ranger booklet.

Turn in your activity card or Junior Ranger program booklets along with the Underground Railroad badge or certificate at a participating park to receive your patch.

Did You Know?

Detail of headstone showing inscription

Two unknown Union soldiers are buried in Grave 13,718. These prisoner deaths were discovered in 1899 when heavy rains exposed their remains within the prison site. It is thought that they died as a result of suffocation from a cave-in or a shelter or well.