• North HillSide Photomerge

    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Odd Fellows Monument

Small marble monument with text

NPS/Andersonville NHS

Located at the north circle of the cemetery, the Odd Fellows monument is dedicated to the memory of all the unknowns buried in the National Cemetery. The monument was placed and dedicated in October of 1985 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekah Assembly.

Did You Know?

Historic drawing of a steamboat explosion

The Sultana was a steamboat on the Mississippi River that sunk on April 27, 1865, after its steam boiler exploded. Of the 2,400 passengers on board, an estimated 1,600 were killed. A majority of the passengers, a little over 2,000, were Union soldiers many of whom had survived Andersonville prison and were returning home. Most of these men had survived the horrors of Andersonville only to be lost in what became the greatest maritime disaster in the history of the United States.