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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Minnesota Monument

Stone and Bronze monument of a Civil War soldier surrounded by white headstones

The Minnesota Monument

NPS/Andersonville NHS

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?

Lock and key to the Andersonville military prison

Very little remains of the original Andersonville prison. On the grounds, only the earthworks remain. Housed in the National Prison of War Museum are the lock, key, and hinge reportedly from the South Gate along with a piece of the deadline and a post from the stockade. Relics from prisoners include