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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Michigan Monument

Stone monument with a female figure holding a wreath

Michigan Monument

NPS/ANDE

A Michigan monument committee was formed in 1903 under the leadership of J.A. Griffin, a former Andersonville prisoner. Responding to petitions from many posts of the Grand Army of the Republic inspired by Dr. Griffin's committee, the sum of $6,000 was appropriated for the erection of the monument, and the formation of a formal monument commission.

The monument is located on the prison site approximately 290 feet from the North Wall and about 90 feet behind the Massachusetts monument. It was dedicated on 30 May 1904.

Did You Know?

Grave 3538

Buried in grave 3585 is Corporal James Gooding, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, who died at Andersonville on July 19, 1864. A sailor before the war and highly educated, his letters describing his experience as a soldier were published in a Massachusetts newspaper and he wrote to Abraham Lincoln requesting equal pay for black soldiers. More...