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.
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.
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.
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Did You Know?
Dr. Francis Lieber was the primary author of instructions for U.S. troops regarding prisoners of war. As a Constitutional professor and abolitionist, his work was widely unpopular in the Civil War South. Today a building at the University of South Carolina, where he taught, is named in his honor.