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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?

A replica prisoner shelter

The shelters built by prisoners were known by many names: tents, huts, shelter tents and blanket tents. The phrase "shebang" was used by a small number of prisoners but through post-war and Twentieth Century popular writings has become the most commonly used term for the prisoner shelters. More...