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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Monuments in the Andersonville National Cemetery

MaineMonument
The Maine monument in the national cemetery
NPS/Andersonville National Historic Site
 

The Andersonville National Cemetery includes the oldest and the youngest of the memorial monuments located in the park. Nine of the monuments commemorate Union soldiers who were imprisoned or perished at the Andersonville prison. The other three monuments are dedicated to the broader themes of the park, commemorating POWs in all or other wars as well as unknown soldiers.

Monuments located in the Andersonville National Cemetery include:
New Jersey Monument (1899)
Maine Monument (1904)
Pennsylvania Monument (1905)
Iowa Monument (1906)
Connecticut Monument (1907)
Indiana Monument (1908)
Illinois Monument (1912)
New York Monument (1914)
Minnesota Monument (1916)
Georgia Monument (1976)
Oddfellows Monument (1984)
Stalag XVII-B Monument (1989)

Did You Know?

Plaque at entrance to National Prisoner of War Museum

On April 9, 1942 on the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines, 10,000 American soldiers became prisoners of the Japanese. Exactly 56 years later the National Prisoner of War Museum was dedicated. Many former POWs and their families attended, including survivors of the Bataan Death March.