• North HillSide Photomerge


    National Historic Site Georgia


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.

Did You Know?

Detail of headstone showing inscription

Two unknown Union soldiers are buried in Grave 13,718. These prisoner deaths were discovered in 1899 when heavy rains exposed their remains within the prison site. It is thought that they died as a result of suffocation from a cave-in or a shelter or well.