• North HillSide Photomerge

    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Preservation

Park staff work hard to manage, protect, and maintain the park's resources so that future generations can continue to enjoy and learn from them.

Did You Know?

A corn plant growing next to a prisoner shelter

A small number of Andersonville prisoners were able to grow crops such as beans and corn. Prisoner diaries and sketches mention this fact and a photograph taken in the summer of 1864 shows corn stalks growing near a shelter. Such an undertaking would require constant guard and demonstrates that prisoners knew they might be captives at Andersonville for quite some time.