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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Research

Research about Andersonville and the American prisoner of war story is ongoing. The National Park Service works cooperatively with scholars and others to learn more. A primary way in which Andersonville stimulates scholarship is through the Prisoner of War Research Grant Program, funded by the Friends of Andersonville.

Park staff maintain a bibliography of sources and a historical reader section provides links to many primary sources.

If you have a project idea that can add new historical information or challenge existing notions about Andersonville, contact park staff. Please use the Contact Us link on the left-hand navigation bar.

 

Research LIbrary
The park maintains a collection of books and manuscripts relative to the American Civil War, the Camp Sumter military prison, northern and southern prisons during the Civil War, and prisoners of war throughout American history, the Andersonville National Cemetery, and the development, interpretation, and administration of Andersonville National Historic Site. Library holdings include books, bound volumes, vertical files, manuscripts, and other materials.

The library is open for public research by appointment only. Appointments must be made at least two weeks in advance. The library may be reserved for research Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call 229 924-0343, ext. 201 or email us to make an appointment.

Is help available to researchers?
Reference assistance about holdings is available, but staff are unable to undertake lengthy research investigations.

Did You Know?

Headstones in the National Cemetery at Andersonville

Andersonville prison was the deadliest prisoner of war camp during the Civil War with a total of nearly 13,000 deaths. Over 40% of all Union prisoners of war who died during the Civil War perished at Andersonville.