• 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.

Did You Know?

The HMS Jersey in 1782

Around 30,000 Americans were kept as prisoners of war in and around New York City during the Revolutionary War. Most of these prisoners were held in warehouses, churches, and on ships in nearby harbors. An estimated 18,000 (60%) died as prisoners from 1775 to 1783. Of those, over 10,000 are thought to have perished on prison ships, most notably the Whitby and the Jersey.