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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Monuments at the Prison Site

Wisconsin Monument Detail
Detail from the Wisconsin monument in the northwest corner of the prison site.
NPS/Andersonville National Historic Site
 

In the area of the northwest corner of the prison stockade are twelve monuments, dating from 1901 through 1934. Seven of the monuments are dedicated to states who had soldiers imprisoned here or otherwise commemorate the prison experience. The remainder of the monuments remember the Woman's Relief Corps, and others involved in preserving and commemorating the prison site a century ago.

Monuments located at the prison site include:
Massachusetts (1901)
Ohio (1901)
Providence Spring (1901)
Rhode Island (1903)
Michigan (1904)
Wisconsin (1907)
Lizabeth Turner (1908)
Sundial (1911)
Tennessee (1915)
Clara Barton (1915)
Lincoln-Logan (1929)
Eight-State (1934)

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.