• North HillSide Photomerge

    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Books, Documents, References

 

Historic Resource Study - 1970 [14.5 MB PDF]
This invaluable study by Edwin Bearrs charts the history and development of Camp Sumter with an emphasis on building locations and relationships. Includes a base map.

Andersonville; the story of a Civil War prison camp - 1972 [6.02 MB PDF]
This 20 page introductory handbook by Raymond Baker is based on the 1970 resource study.

National Prisoner of War Museum Dedication Program - April 1998 [9.42 MB PDF]
Program from the 1998 dedication of the National Prisoner of War Museum. Contains detailed background information on the development of the museum.

Kelly, Dennis. A History of Camp Douglas Illinois, Union Prison, 1861-1865. Southeast Region National Park Service, 1989.

Andersonville Prison Park and National Cemetery Brochure - Mid-1960s [808 kb PDF]

Did You Know?

Historic drawing of a steamboat explosion

The Sultana was a steamboat on the Mississippi River that sunk on April 27, 1865, after its steam boiler exploded. Of the 2,400 passengers on board, an estimated 1,600 were killed. A majority of the passengers, a little over 2,000, were Union soldiers many of whom had survived Andersonville prison and were returning home. Most of these men had survived the horrors of Andersonville only to be lost in what became the greatest maritime disaster in the history of the United States.