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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

8-State Monument

In 1934, the Woman's Relief Corps erected a monument for the eight states that did not have a monument at Andersonville, The War Department gave the WRC permission to erect the monument. The monument lists the following:

STATE

NUMBER OF DEAD

Delaware

42

Kansas

4

Kentucky

445

Maryland

188

Missouri

105

New Hampshire

154

Vermont

248

West Virginia

230


The monument was dedicated at ceremonies held on February 2, 1936. It is the most southerly in the first row of monuments located on the west side of the prison site and is the last monument erected at Andersonville by the Woman's Relief Corps.

 
A stone monument with text octaed in a grassy field.
The Eight-State Monument
NPS/Andersonville NHS

Did You Know?

Monument showing the Shield of the Grand Army of the Republic at the historic prison site

The site of Andersonville prison was owned by both the Grand Army of the Republic and the Woman’s Relief Corp before being transferred to the federal government in 1910. The prison site was administered, along with Andersonville National Cemetery, by the Department of the Army until 1971.