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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?

The HMS Jersey in 1782

Around 30,000 Americans were kept as prisoners of war in and around New York City during the Revolutionary War. Most of these prisoners were held in warehouses, churches, and on ships in nearby harbors. An estimated 18,000 (60%) died as prisoners from 1775 to 1783. Of those, over 10,000 are thought to have perished on prison ships, most notably the Whitby and the Jersey.