POW Research Grant program
The Friends of Andersonville fund an annual grant program which provides financial assistance to support original research and writing leading to interpretive works on the history of American Prisoners of War.
The following information will be of interest to those who desire to apply for financial assistance:
The application deadline for 2014 awards is December 20, 2013. Awards will be made by February 14, 2014. Andersonville National Historic Site will acknowledge receipt of complete applications if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For questions regarding the research grant program, please call Chief of Interpretation and Education Eric Leonard at 229 924-0343, extension 201.
Did You Know?
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.