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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?

Bronze panel showing a prison scene on the back of a stone monument

Most visitors exploring Andersonville National Cemetery are unaware that the New York monument has an image sculpted on the reverse side of the memorial. The image on the reverse depicts two Andersonville prisoners. One is seen as dejected while the other appears hopeful. An angel approaches the prisoners carrying an olive branch, the symbol of peace, which was used to represent the reconciliation between the North and the South. More...