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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?

Headstone of Jacob Swarner in National Cemetery.  His brother, Adam, was the first prisoner to die at Andersonville

Adam Swarner, a young Cavalryman from New York State was the first prisoner to die at Andersonville. Five months later, his brother Jacob was buried in grave number 4,005 of the National Cemetery.