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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?

Historic photograph of Boston Corbett

Boston Corbett (Sgt 16th NY Cavalry), the man credited with killing John Wilkes Booth, was a prisoner at Andersonville. After the war, he briefly worked in the Kansas House of Representatives as a doorkeeper. He was sent to an asylum and, after escaping, he disappeared from history.