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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?

A corn plant growing next to a prisoner shelter

A small number of Andersonville prisoners were able to grow crops such as beans and corn. Prisoner diaries and sketches mention this fact and a photograph taken in the summer of 1864 shows corn stalks growing near a shelter. Such an undertaking would require constant guard and demonstrates that prisoners knew they might be captives at Andersonville for quite some time.