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.
Did You Know?
Buried in grave 3585 is Corporal James Gooding, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, who died at Andersonville on July 19, 1864. A sailor before the war and highly educated, his letters describing his experience as a soldier were published in a Massachusetts newspaper and he wrote to Abraham Lincoln requesting equal pay for black soldiers. More...