The last of the historic state monuments to be placed at Andersonville by Civil War veterans, the Minnesota Monument was dedicated in 1916. The monument features a prominent statue of an enlisted soldier at the rest on arms position.
Did You Know?
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.