• North HillSide Photomerge

    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

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Historic photographs of Captain Henry Wirz, a Union POW, and Dorrance Atwater
Faces of Camp Sumter Military Prison
NPS/Andersonville National Historic Site
 

Over the course of fourteen months of operation, over 45,000 Union soldeirs were imprisoned at Andersonville. while the experiences of prisoners shared much in common, each individual experienced captivity through their own experiences.

Many stories can be told here.

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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 original lock, key, and hinge from the South Gate along with a piece of the deadline and a post from the stockade. Relics from prisoners include a mirror and sewing kit as well as handmade items such as a pipe and rings made of bone.